To have early childhood literacy at the forefront of the next education agenda is the goal of many. Primrose Schools, a nationwide preschool franchise, is doing something about it. This Saturday they will be donating $200K to Reach Out and Read – a national non-profit organization that promotes early literacy by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud in pediatric exam rooms across the nation. The donation will be followed by an inauguration-focused curriculum in all Primrose preschools the next week. In celebration they have put together a wonderful video of children talking about what they want for the American children. Please support them for actively pursuing a goal that would be beneficial to so many of us and visit their site. Take a look and a listen to the wonderful video and audio clips they have put together: http://www.primroseschools.com/200wishes/
The Children’s Book Review, named one of the ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Great Web Sites for Kids, is a resource devoted to children’s literacy. We publish reviews and book lists of the best books for kids of all ages. We also produce author and illustrator interviews and share literacy based articles that help parents, grandparents, teachers and librarians to grow readers. This article was written and provided by one of TCBR's regular contributors.