#StaffPick: Diverse Reads

Compared to twenty years ago, we’ve come a long way in diverse representation! There’s always improvements to make, but now, we are starting to see people of every shape, colour, belief, gender, sexuality, and ability at the forefront of our stories. Here are a few diverse reads for you, if you’re looking for something new. They are all under a year old and have gotten a lot of positive attention! Continue reading #StaffPick: Diverse Reads

Literacy at Home: Name Tracing

This week we have a really simple at-home activity for you that practices letter recognition and writing in a really fun way! Children love learning how to read and write and often the first words or letters they recognize are those of their own name. This activity allows the child to know what the word says, see how it looks, and work on the recognition of letters, all while having fun! Continue reading Literacy at Home: Name Tracing

Literacy at Home: Retelling a Story

Between the ages of 2 and 3, children usually hit a developmental stage where they want to hear the same story over and over and over again. While it’s exciting to see them reaching this stage (their literacy is developing!) it can be a bit tiring if you’re the one repeating the same story for the umpteenth time. Here’s are four great ways to add some variety into your reading while still supporting your child’s literacy development. Continue reading Literacy at Home: Retelling a Story

How to Overcome a Reading Slump

Do you ever find yourself picking up your phone and mindlessly scrolling Instagram? Meanwhile, accomplishing your Goodreads reading goal is looking less and less likely. It can feel disheartening when you’re not being as productive as the people posting constant homemade bread pictures on Facebook. With these tips, you can overcome that reading slump and get back on track. Continue reading How to Overcome a Reading Slump