61% of low-income families have no children’s books at home.
At-home & Remote Learning Resources
We know; you’re being bombarded with 50,000 articles and posts about remote learning and what to do with kids at home. It’s a lot. We’re here to help families, educators, librarians, and everyone with children in their lives to keep kids engaged in literacy no matter what’s going on in the outside world. Books are an escape, as well as a way to shine light on what’s going on and give your kids positive learning experiences, meaningful connections, and time to de-stress. It’s also important to keep those literacy skills polished at a time when many kids are at risk of falling behind in school. We’ve compiled lots of fun, easy-to-do-at-home resources for your family/students.
Graphic novels are super popular, even with reluctant readers. A few of our favorites include New Kid by Jerry Kraft, Smile by Raina Telgemeier, and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney. Challenge your graphic novel-loving aspiring artists to come up with their own illustrations or try these fun cartooning activities from renowned cartoonists.
Writing Prompts & Tips
CLiF presenter Ann Braden leads a “What to Write When You Don’t Know What to Write” three-part series:
Author Jason Reynolds leads two-minute writing prompts in his Write. Right. Rite. series:
CLiF presenter Chris Tebbetts leads mini-writing workshops:
PBS Kids read-alongs with Michelle Obama:
Educator Ms. Angela reads diverse picture books: