Frequently Asked Questions
These are questions that come up frequently, so I put a list together to help. My list is currently short, I need questions.
Question: What is a website that could help encourage boys to read?
Answer: This website was presenting in a class I had and found it interesting. It’s called Guys Read by Jon Scieska. According to the website it is “…a web-based literacy program for boys. Our mission is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers” (Scieska). I found this website very interesting. There is several links for a variety of helping boys read. Such as:
- Book of the Month (book of the month)
- New Book on the Pile (a new book that is out)
- Guys Read Blog of News (updates)
- Guys Read Project (books the author is working on)
- Let’s Get to the Books (several guy links)
So if you have a young boy that needs a little or a lot of encouragement, have them check out this website.
Question: What kinds of reading programs are available for children in the summer?
Answer: Check out your local library. Every summer my local library has a reading theme with activities and events to support that theme. Some nature organizations have a special reading time geared towards different age groups.
Question: When should a baby be exposed to reading?
Answer: The day they are born! Reading every day to little ones help build vocabulary and a love for reading. The reading could be the back of the package or the newspaper. Just read to them. A nifty program (I receive books from) is the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Each month a new book arrives geared toward the child’s age (0 to age 5). I look forward to the book every month.
If you have any questions please post them and I will try to find the answer or point you in a direction to find the answer.