Summer reading is here – and this year it’s more important than ever to keep kids connected to learning through books and stories. The best way to do that? By making reading come alive beyond the page.
That can sound daunting, but don’t worry. I am very proud to share with you a beautifully-prepared author study kit, based on my books, that you can use with your whole family. Everything you need is included.
This kit was created by Kass Minor with assistance from The Author Village. Kass is a well-known educator, presenter, and the Executive Director of The Minor Collective. Alongside partnerships with the Teachers College Inclusive Classrooms Project and the New York City Department of Education, since 2005, she’s worked as a teacher, staff developer, adjunct professor, speaker, and documentarian.
She also has impressive, kid-friendly, creative mojo!
She’s taken five of my titles and designed simple, family-friendly activities to extend the story into your child’s world. You’ll find a plan for taking a walk in your community, recipes from the books to try in your kitchen, templates for sharing letters and postcards, a way to unearth old family stories, and much, much more.
I couldn’t be more excited. Reading and writing aren’t about levels or tests. They’re about what words do inside of us and the worlds they open. The question is always, how does this story mean something to me? How does it connect me to others? What does it make me think about? What does it inspire me to do?
I hope you’ll download the kit and share it widely. Please let us know how it went with your family, too – especially with photos. You can tag me, Kass, and/or The Author Village on social media.
And, as always, if you’ve enjoyed the readings, please consider posting a book review on Amazon, or wherever you review books. (This helps new readers discover my works.)
Happy reading everyone!