Category Archive: Interactive Reading

Shel Silverstein & the Art of Interactive Reading

When I was in grade school, Shel Silverstein’s books were perpetually checked out at the library. His silly and mischievous poems will inspire any kid. It was the first poetry I encountered as a young reader. If you struggle to keep kids entertained while reading a book, you should listen to Silverstein’s rock star reading style. He can make […]

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Mark Frauenfelder & Interactive Apps

While writing Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age, I consulted with Boing Boing co-founder and MAKE editor Mark Frauenfelder to find the best interactive apps for kids. Frauenfelder recommended that parents try the Story Dice app. It will help anyone (from three-year-olds to high schoolers) tell better stories: “a creative writing prompt tool to come […]

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Join Us at the Santa Monica Library

Nothing is better than sharing a few great books. Over the last few months, I’ve visited libraries and bookstores to illustrate the interactive reading techniques outlined in Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age. On Saturday, September 13 at 10:30 am, parents and kids can join us at Santa Monica Public Library to explore the […]

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