What Educators Want Parents to Know

Posted by on January 11, 2018.

Educators want parents to prepare their children and teens for school by sharing a love for learning, the attitude that learning more is important, and the expectation that all children can become successful in school. How to do this? Encourage your child to read, write, and complete some math every day.

Santa’s Workshop: Delivering Books to Children of Prison Inmates for the Holidays

Posted by on December 20, 2017.

The CLiF office looked remarkably like Santa’s workshop this week as holiday tunes played in the background (see photo above).

 

Last week, CLiF presenter and graphic novelist Marek Bennett and I spent the day working with inmates at the New Hampshire State Prison for Men in Concord, NH.  

If You’re A Parent And…Books Play a Part in Your Holiday Celebration

Posted by on December 14, 2017.

There is nothing like the holiday season for connecting and reconnecting us to all kinds of traditions. Everywhere I look there are reminders of past holidays and evolving seasonal activities.

These are two of my most favorite Christmas tree ornaments. When my best friend from high school and I moved to Washington, DC, after college, we bought these ornaments for the first tree we set up as adults in our own space.

Read Your World: Children’s Books That Celebrate Diversity

Posted by on December 7, 2017.

With the call for more diverse books in the publishing business, it’s been heartening to see a small uptick in children’s books that reflect the beautiful diversity of the faces we see around us more and more each day. Heeding that call, three women in central Vermont are striving to make folks in their predominantly white communities more sensitive to the images, products, and media with which we choose to surround ourselves.

Thank you for sharing the gift of literacy!

Posted by on November 30, 2017.

We know Thanksgiving was last week, but this week at the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) we’re feeling pretty darn thankful.

We’re thankful for the many generous donors who gave 359 children’s books and dynamic literacy programming to the kids we serve for #GivingTuesday, and all our supporters who have donated so far this year.

Thank you from the Children’s Literacy Foundation!

Posted by on November 22, 2017.

As we gather with family and friends this week, we at the Children’s Literacy Foundation (“CLiF”) want to share how thankful we are for so many wonderful partners, supporters, and volunteers, who help us spread the joy of literacy to thousands of low-income, at-risk, and rural children in Vermont and New Hampshire each year.

Raising Eco-Conscious Kids

Posted by on November 16, 2017.

Today, we face many environmental issues including air pollution, water contamination and large-scale global warming. Fortunately, we can all do our parts by making the planet a much safer place—children included! Nurture your child’s curiosity about their environment and teach them how to live greener.