What to do with all our wonderful books?

It is book fair season and I always love books as a perfect holiday gift – year round, actually, we love books! So what do we do with them once we’re home?
I just learned about this interesting 2-part webinar that I had to share. I think it will give us a few Ah-hah! ideas and reinforce what we may know in our ideal parenting plans but I know I could use a refresher. Please pass this along to other parents (including your partner!) whether you read Jewish books or your favorite Dr. Seuss!

Here’s the overview and read on for dates and times.. It’s free!

http://www.thejewisheducationproject.org/EarlyChildhood/event/Parents-Reading-Partners-Through-Jewish-Lens

BOTH WEBINARS highlight the role parents play in developing a love for reading to their child/ren. Reading books aloud stimulates a child’s imagination and expands their understanding of the world. Conversations that flow from books enable parents and their children to explore new ideas and concepts while also developing a love for reading and memories that will last a lifetime. Reading aloud is a gift you can freely give your children from the day you bring them home from the hospital until the time they leave the nest.

Parents As Reading Partners: Through a Jewish Lens

PARENTS AS READING PARTNERS is a two-part webinar in celebration of Jewish Book Month, presented by THE JEWISH EDUCATION PROJECT in partnership with METROIMMA, giving parents and educators concrete ways to make books come alive and spark meaningful conversations with children about Jewish life, values, family and community. PJ Library books will be featured and used as models by both presenters.

PART 1: DECEMBER 7, 12:30pm

The Art of Conversational Reading: Help Your Child Get the Most from the Books They Read

PRESENTER:  Diane W. Frankenstein is the award-winning author of Reading Together: Everything You Need to Know to Raise a Child Who Loves to Read. She holds a Master’s Degree in Children’s Literature and Language Arts with a specialty in teaching about the Holocaust though literature. Diane works with families, schools and organizations to teach children how to get the most from the books they read. She also guides children in their exploration of Jewish values through both secular and Jewish books.

Since 1989 Diane has worked as an educational consultant in children’s and adolescent literature throughout the United States as well as in Asia and Europe. Reading Together has received both the Library Journal Starred Review and GOLD Mom’s Choice Award. For More information: http://www.dianefrankenstein.com

PART 2: DECEMBER 8, 12:30pm

The Parent Child Book Club: Creating a Dynamic Group Experience for All

PRESENTER: Melissa Stoller, author of The Parent Child Book Club: Connecting With Your Kids Through Reading. Melissa is a long-time member of the Advisory Board of the Children’s Aid Society, Rhinelander Children’s Center in Manhattan, and is President of the Parents’ Association and a Member of the Board of Trustees at The Hewitt School, an independent K-12 school for girls in Manhattan.

Melissa also serves on several committees at Temple Shaary Tefila in Manhattan, including The PJ LIbrary. For more information:  http://www.parentchildbookclub.com

BOTH WEBINARS highlight the role parents play in developing a love for reading to their child/ren. Reading books aloud stimulates a child’s imagination and expands their understanding of the world. Conversations that flow from books enable parents and their children to explore new ideas and concepts while also developing a love for reading and memories that will last a lifetime. Reading aloud is a gift you can freely give your children from the day you bring them home from the hospital until the time they leave the nest.

Register now at: http://www.thejewisheducationproject.org

Questions? Contact Shariee Calderone scalderone@thejewisheducationproject.org

 

Advertisements

About valeriegerstein

A former online media professional, I am home, on the Upper West Side, with my 2 gorgeous girls, Mia and Liza and their wonderful Daddy, Mark.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s