It’s been another BIG week for our Kickstarter campaign! Just in case you haven’t already heard, we made two pretty incredible announcements this week. Read on to find out more about the Kickstarter campaign as well as all the other best news the web has to offer, gathered in one place for your reading pleasure and linking convenience. Let’s go!
Reading Rainbow gets a hand from Seth MacFarlane, making YOUR donation go TWICE AS HIGH! http://bit.ly/1iLq12D
Also, we made it into the TOP FIVE Kickstarter campaigns of all time! As if that wasn’t enough, the other four top Kickstarter campaigns (Pebble, OUYA, Pono and Veronica Mars) believe in the Reading Rainbow mission so much that each one of them created EXCLUSIVE REWARDS for our backers! http://kck.st/1oaVtqh
As of Sunday, June 29th we only have 2 days left in our campaign. If you haven’t already, please consider pledging, and becoming a part of this amazing group of literacy advocates and Reading Rainbow supporters. We are so grateful to our friends and backers! http://kck.st/1k0k9NP
We know that our Kickstarter campaign wasn’t the only news worth reading this week. (Although we do think it was the most important!) Other news that may interest you includes…
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is holding it’s annual conference this weekend, and LeVar Burton will be making an appearance as their Common Sense Spotlight speaker! http://bit.ly/1pa5Mde (Follow what’s happening at the ISTE Conference on Twitter with #ISTE2014)
This weekend is the American Library Association’s annual conference and exhibition, so it seemed like the perfect time to ask, How do you choose what to read when you’re surrounded by ALL THE BOOKS? What do librarians read? http://bit.ly/1x0vu8S (Follow what’s happening at the ALA conference on Twitter with #ALAAC14)
We’ve always believed that it’s never too early to start reading to kids, and now our beliefs are being confirmed. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends reading aloud to kids from birth: http://nyti.ms/1wtGTxv
Have you ever had the experience of finishing a great book (or a terrible book) and wanting desperately to talk to someone about it but there’s not a sympathetic ear to be found? Well now there’s a solution–Call Me Ishmael: http://bzfd.it/UY9iOL
In addition to all this exciting news, we also have some wonderful new books in the Reading Rainbow App this week. Check it out:
Hello, Mama Wallaroo by Darrin Lunde – A simple yet informative introduction to a kangaroo-like animal from Australia, the wallaroo. Readers learn basic facts about wallaroos including where they live, what they eat, when they sleep, and more! Written in question and answer format, this is a perfect book for read-alouds or story hours.
Budgie and Boo by David McPhail – Morning, noon and night, Budgie and Boo work in their gardens, have adventures, and solve problems for each other–from fixing a leaky roof to fixing breakfast–because that’s what best friends are for. Together they learn that even if they lose their way, friendship is all they need to get through the day.
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Now go grab your iPad or Kindle and have fun! Happy Reading!
As the Reading Rainbow Mom, Jenni Buchanan enjoys encouraging readers of ALL ages to believe that they can “go anywhere, be anything.” See more of Jenni’s blogs and tips for parents about children’s reading by subscribing to the Reading Rainbow Blog, or follow her on Twitter.