Here are a handful of sites I enjoy that focus on children’s books and reading …
- Literacy, families and learning focuses on literacy and how children learn. Great book recommendations and ideas of how to build on your child’s interests to encourage reading. Some recent posts I’ve enjoyed include ideas for Making Books come Alive by visiting the places where the books are set and Getting boys into reading through non-fiction
- The Book Chook writes book reviews, reviews of online literacy resources and tips for parents on encouraging literacy. She puts together a digital magazine, Literacy Lava with great ideas from her and other bloggers for encouraging literacy in your family.
- Teach Mama has simple tools and resources to make parenting easier and to help you encourage literacy and other learning without your children even knowing. Some posts I’ve really enjoyed lately are recipe reading (and cookie-eating) and post-it, Cora (a quick game that helps your child in learning to write their name)
- Reading Rockets is a US website about teaching kids to read. This is where I’d go if I had a specific question about my child and reading (for example, if I wanted to know developmental milestones). They also have some handy booklists.
- The Little Big Book Club (an Australian site) has a monthly book recommendation for different ages (for children up to 5) and activities for each book. There are also suggested reading lists for different ages.