Kick Off 2021 Reading with Your Child

  By Wendy White   January marks not only the beginning of the Julian calendar—but the first month of 2021 that commemorates a literacy holiday! Saturday, January 23, 2021 is National Reading Day, a day aimed at encouraging children to develop a love of reading....
Reading Struggles

Reading Struggles

By Wendy White In 2019 more than half of all students in Arizona from elementary school through high school failed the reading portion of the AzMERIT standardized test. The reasons for this deficiency are varied—inadequate school funding, a lack of early childhood...

Picturebook Talks

By Tanni Haas, Ph.D. Like most parents, you probably remember fondly the first time you had your toddler in your lap, reading a children’s book with big, beautiful illustrations and simple words like Goodnight Moon or Brown Bear, Brown Bear: Where Are You? I remember...



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