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50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child

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According to a new study, the hallowed practice of bedtime reading is falling by the wayside — and that some quarter of a million children in the UK do not own a single book. This is a terrible sh…

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

Chicks flown – so reading to other people’s under 10 chicks.

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Reading in Paradise

Liz & Carey reading at Festival Cairns

Liz & Carey reading at Festival Cairns

‘Paradise on the Esplanade’ was the place for kids to be on the opening day of the Cairns Festival in August.  

There was a range of creative and fun activities to be enjoyed including roving performers, mask making and cloth printing. As children waited with their numbered ticket for the popular face painting, they were attracted to the floor rug and appealing array of picture books. The Cairns and District Teacher-librarian Network again entertained with a two-hour stint of story reading.

Teddy bears, songs, a magic hat, audience participation and iPad versions were some of the ‘bag of tricks’ that showcased some great children’s picture books to the youngsters. Some children stayed for several stories whilst their parents were nearby checking their email or being entertained by the story reading as well. Some came back again after the family had perused other activities.

Involvement in the volunteer activity gave us a chance to promote reading as well as the role of teacher-librarians in schools. Our banner was displayed to help with this advocacy.

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iPad story interaction w Liz

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Carey w more than 1 ‘Magic Hat’

“Thanks for sharing  the books again this year. It was wonderful to hear the dramatic reading and see the children entertained.”  Owen, Cairns Festival liaison person.

“I really enjoyed your reading of those stories. The kids were very interested and loved it,” said a pleased mum.

Liz Jorgensen and Carey Leahy  (TLs on leave Term 3, 2013)

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Watch. Connect. Read. Book Trailers

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. @MrSchuReads shares the book trailers he and his students have watched in the first few days of school: http://t.co/PJfvf0fEuz

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

To be viewed!

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Alida promoting book titles with Pinterest — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

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This is how I made the Pinterest pages for my school. This is as close to a step-by-step process as I can give.  The best way to learn it is to play around with it yourself. Once you get the hang of it, it’s easy.

I started a Gmail account for my library and chose a password that I would feel okay sharing with other people.  I want my aides and any other librarian who might follow me in the position to take over the social media accounts. I use this account for every social media account I use for my library.

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

Step by step ‘How to …’ very visual.

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Promoting new titles with Pinterest – via Alida & @joyce NeverEndingSearch

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This is how I made the Pinterest pages for my school. This is as close to a step-by-step process as I can give.  The best way to learn it is to play around with it yourself. Once you get the hang of it, it’s easy.

I started a Gmail account for my library and chose a password that I would feel okay sharing with other people.  I want my aides and any other librarian who might follow me in the position to take over the social media accounts. I use this account for every social media account I use for my library.

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

Step by step way to share visual information about books.  Handy!

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Literature to encourage empathy

A guest post on ‘Media Specialists GuideIMG_1407‘ that has struck a chord for me is well worth the read.  It’s reference is to literature that could enable students to experience situations that may otherwise be unknown to them – and encourage feelings of empathy for people in challenging situations.  Wonder by R.J. Palacio certainly did that for me – it is ‘wonderful’!

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