Books & Blogs: News from Raising Readers
Raising Readers news, events, booklists and updates.
Encouraging Children to Enjoy Books Independently
There’s no disputing it: Being read to every day by a parent or caregiver fosters close relationships, builds vocabulary, knowledge, and early literacy skills, and helps children grow up to…Read More
Help! My Child Won’t Sit Still for Story Time
Imagine a family enjoying read-aloud time together. You probably picture an adult cozied up with an attentive and still child. The reality is, though, that children learn via all their…Read More
Help! My Child Interrupts Me When I Try to Read Aloud!
When we asked parents to share with us the most challenging aspects of reading aloud to their children, having children constantly interrupt with comments, questions, or attempts to “read”…Read More
Reading with Dad is So Much Fun!
With Father’s Day quickly approaching, Raising Readers celebrates all of the dads, step-dads, uncles, and grandads, who play an integral part in their little one’s literacy development. Reading is an…Read More
8 Fun Ways to Celebrate Get Caught Reading Month with your Child
Get Caught Reading in May At Raising Readers, we love any reason or season to celebrate good books. So, it’s no surprise that May is one of our favorite months because…Read More
Tips for Making Reading Aloud Fun!
Making Reading Aloud Fun Many enthusiasts feel that reading aloud to children is their favorite time of day, but every family goes through ups and downs around reading together. Of…Read More
Partnering with Maine Public Libraries
Did you know April 7th through April 13th is National Library Week? We hope you’ll celebrate by visiting your local public library with your family. Raising Readers builds home libraries, one…Read More
2018 Raising Readers Annual Report
Dear Friend of Raising Readers: On behalf of Raising Readers, we’re excited to share with you the 2018 Raising Readers Annual Report. With help from 1,600 healthcare providers at 350 participating sites,…Read More
3 Ways that Reading Aloud Builds Life Skills
Did you know that a love of reading and books introduces life skills that can benefit your child for their entire life? It’s been well-documented that that early literacy prepares…Read More
Dental and Oral Health Books for Children
In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month, we’ve partnered with our friends from the statewide program From the First Tooth to share with you a doctor-recommended book list about oral hygiene…Read More
Read to ME: 15 Minutes a Day for Literacy
Year four of the Read to ME Challenge is scheduled to begin on February 4, 2019. Maine Department of Education Commissioner, Pender Makin, will launch the campaign by reading to…Read More
3 Tips for Parents: How to Raise a Word Lover
Parents and caregivers love to share funny things their children say. My toddler has been asking me all week to be his “awe-dance” (audience) and my five-year-old’s latest excuse to…Read More
New Year’s Resolutions for 2019: 5 Simple Ways to Read More with your Child
Have you already made your New Year’s resolutions for 2019? If you haven’t settled on one, think about making reading a part of your new year routine. Read a book—here,…Read More
Read Aloud Tips for Parents with Kindergarteners
The start of Kindergarten is an exciting step for children and families. Here are some tips for continued success with reading aloud at home as your child enters formal schooling:…Read More
November is National Picture Book Month!
Guest Blogger, (Miss Amy) Hand, is a children’s librarian at the Camden Public Library. In this blog post, she shares some of her favorite titles from 2018 in celebration of National Picture…Read More
Read Aloud Tips for Parents with Preschoolers
Preschoolers are eager to learn about everything! As your child’s vocabulary and attention span grow, here are some tips for continuing to enjoy books together: Hearing books read aloud to…Read More
A Grandparent’s Perspective: Raising Readers Over the Years
Sherry Winchester, Registered Nurse (RN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) recipient, is a proud grandmother to five Raising Readers graduates, ranging in age from 23 to 9. As…Read More
The Power of Books
As a pediatrician and a mother to twin daughters, I am a huge fan of Raising Readers and the power of books. I loved books myself as a little girl. …Read More