📚Lesa Cline-Ransome, our "C" Author of the Day, is truly a remarkable writer!
A lover of books since her childhood, Cline-Ransome knew she had a passion for writing from a young age! She developed a love for children's literature during college and wrote her first book, Satchel Paige (2003), with the encouragement of her husband, 👉🏽THE James Ransome, who also illustrated the book!
Cline-Ransome did not stop after, Satchel Paige! She went full steam ahead creating masterpieces of history for us all to enjoy! With husband James bringing these stories to life with his awesome illustrations! Now that is 💕😊
I always feel well read until I discover how many books I have yet to read!😕
🌠If you want to journey back through history and read amazing stories about amazing people check these titles out:
•Helen Keller: The World in Her Heart (2008)
•Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George (2011)
•Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass (2012)
•Light in the Darkness: A Story about How Slaves Learned in Secret (2013)
•Freedom's School (2015)
•Before She Was Harriet (2017)
•Satchel Paige (2003)
•Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist (2004)
•Young Pelé: Soccer's First Star (2011)
•Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams (2018)
🔠ABC's & 123's:
•Quilt Alphabet (2001)
•Quilt Counting (2002)
•Finding Langston (2018)
Visit www.lesaclineransome.com for more about Cline-Ransome and many more titles! (Photo via)
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I really can't get enough of these #InMyFeelingsChallenge inspired school boards! Kudos to all the teachers who work hard to relate to their students and get them excited about learning, (by any means necessary 😂)
Can you imagine being the first person in your family to be able to #read and #write ? This is the #reality for many #children in Yapala, thanks to Create Change literacy clubs. By investing in rural literacy, learn how we can all #educate communities out of extreme #poverty .
At the Sambrano's Learning Academy we strive to promote a literacy rich environment to facilitate the different types of readers in our pre k classroom. By doing so we select a wide variety of texts and writing materials that would expose students to literacy across all content areas. Through interaction with text students are creating opportunities to broaden their vocabulary intake, thus, developing phonemic and phonological awareness skills; all these skills are necessary for students to partake in the general education curriculum.
Reading is fundamental📚📚! 📖
Still have two more shelves of books to add, I'm excited ☺️😊
We haven’t been to the library all summer 🙈 But I finally paid our outrageous late fees (oops!) and we loaded up on new books again... and I set a phone reminder for when they’re due, so we avoid a future late fee bill! 💁🏻♀️
Hide and seek with the Green Sheep! 🐑
Today we had the BEST fun playing hide and seek with our homemade green sheep. We took turns to hide him, counting to 10 each time and using positional language (me) to give clues.
This is day 2 of the #bookishplay takeover for CBCA Book Week and I just had to share one of my all-time favourite authors, Mem Fox. If you haven't already read her book, 'Reading is Magic' do it immediately, if not sooner! ❤️
For more booky goodness, head on over to the rest of the crew...
Pictured here are some of the good people who purchased their signed, personal copies of "The Prodigal Son: Book One" today. Have you purchased yours yet?🤔🤔🤔
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A week and a half ago we took the short flight to Victoria to visit my sister, brother-in-law and nephew. 💛
These books were a great choice for a plane activity - they’re small & light, they offer variety between writing/drawing and creating scenes out of stickers and they are both reusable. 💛
The wipe-clean books can be cleaned off quickly and easily so you can begin again. 💛
This sticker book has reusable stickers so kids can re-create scenes in different ways. 💛
We always have books like these on our travels - on planes, in the car and hopefully in trains and boats sometime as well
The Shel Silverstein classic, A Light in the Attic, was left on a beautiful windowsill in Philadelphia. 🧚🏻♂️🧚🏻♂️🧚🏻♂️#ibelieveinbookfairies •••
About the book: A Light in the Attic delights with remarkable characters and hilariously profound poems in a collection readers will return to again and again.
Here in the attic you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with Broiled Face, and find out what happens when Somebody steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a Mountain snores, and They Put a Brassiere on the Camel.
Come on up to the attic of Shel Silverstein and let the light bring you home.
Day 2 of the #bookishplay Takeover ✨
Today, it’s all about a personal journey I’ve been on about race. ✨
Do you speak with your children about race?
Up until recently, I didn’t. ✨
But then, a few things happened that meant I no longer felt I could make this choice. ✨
@mightymother_ wrote a compelling article, ‘Why white parents need to talk to their children about race’. If you think you might need to read it, go and read it now. ✨
Eloise makes the case for speaking with children in specific terms about race, how this actually improves children’s attitudes about race.
For a long time, I’ve been afraid to talk about race with children for fear of getting it wrong. I am embarrassed to say that I didn’t even realise that racism still played such a role here in Australia. Sadly, it does. ✨
I’ve finally found a way to talk about race with a bit more confidence. Surprise surprise, the answer is picture books! I’ve been encouraged by Shannon @ohcreativeday to begin this conversation with books.
I’ve started speaking with my son about different cultures and races. These simple Grapat people combined with I’m Australian Too were the perfect way to open up this conversation with my son.
Have you read this book? It’s inclusive and celebrates the diversity of the people here in Aus. It manages to send a wonderful message in an easy to understand way. ✨
I’m Australian Too by Mem Fox and Ronojoy Ghosh. It was shortlisted for the Early Childhood Books of the Year this year.
I’ll post some of the pages in my stories.
If you’re like me and looking for to start the conversation, here are some good resources:
@magadalabooks for Indigenous Australian books
@awe.and.wonder for culturally diverse dolls and toys
@mightymother for the article I spoke about which includes ways to begin.
These Grapat dolls were bought from @oscarswoodenark
Please comment below with thoughts, book or resource suggestions about diversity ⬇️ For more ways to combine books and play, head to these accounts:
@littlebeebooks #partner | Thank you so much for the free review copy!
More and more kiddos are heading back to school this week, and we’ve even kicked off early-preschool homeschool for my toddler today. I’m super excited for all of the learning fun that’s to come around here! 🙌🏻
Of course it’s only fitting, then, that I share a school-related book 😉 and this one happens to be perfect for the littlest learners.
MY FIRST DAY is such an adorable board book for preschoolers or kindergarteners who may be feeling a wee bit apprehensive and unsure about going off to school for the very first time. Alongside the sweetest illustrations, little ones get to go through bears first day with him in this rhyming story... seeing for themselves what their time at school might look like, and hopefully by the end getting just as excited as bear is for another day! ✏️📓🎒
📚Do your kid’s have any favorite back-to-school reads?
Regram @quramopublishing: "Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories. Literacy is a platform for democratization, and a vehicle for the promotion of cultural and national identity. Especially for girls and women, it is an agent of family health and nutrition. For everyone, everywhere, literacy is along with education in general, a basic human right. Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential." -Kofi Annan .