I have been on a crazy roll lately, playing with video and new platforms and all that fun stuff.
But you know that my true love lies right here–on the blog that started it all.
So please don’t fear; I am definitely going to keep this blog running and full of great ideas and ways to help your children develop a lifelong love of reading from now until I’m too old and tired to type.
Actually, even if I’m too old and tired to type, I’m sure I’ll be able to find someone who can type for me.
Recently I’ve introduced a little bit o’ excitement that I’d love to have you try with me: Facebook Live Video.
Today, I shared five books to ‘hook’ your reluctant reader, and it went really well.
Here’s the skinny. . .
5 Books to ‘Hook’ Your Reluctant Reader:
Check out the recording from today, and definitely let me know if you have any questions!
Show notes are simply links to products, services, or resources that I mentioned in the video.
Here are links that you don’t want to miss, in order of mention:
Affiliate links are used, which means that if you purchase some of these items, we will make a teeny, tiny percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you. May not be a bit deal to you, but it sure helps me keep teachmama.com up and running! Thank you!
- National Geographic Kids Almanac 2015
- National Geographic Kids Almanac 2014
- Mario Kart Wii Premier Edition Guide, by David Hodgson
- Minecrafter 2.0 Advanced, by Trevor Talley and Barry Macdonald
- American Girl Magazine
- Sports Illustrated for Kids Magazine
- National Geographic Kids Magazine
- The Food Network Magazine
- Rachael Ray every day
- The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet, by Laura Fuentes
- The LEGO Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination, by Daniel Lipkowitz
- Science for Fun Experiments, by Gary Gibson
The cool thing about Facebook Live Video is that it’s interactive. And super-easy.
All you have to do is log into Facebook and go to the teachmama.com page. The video will be there, playing. No login. No sign-up. Nada, baby. Nutin’ honey.
You’ll be able to see me, hanging out in my dining room, and even though I can’t see you, you can give me feedback, comment, chat with others, and ask me questions. I think that is super cool.
And I can even save and embed the videos in case you miss them.
So every Tuesday mornings, I’ll head over to the teach mama facebook page, hit ‘broadcast’ and chat about reading.
Now, some weeks I may need to switch times or adjust a bit, but for the most part, this is going to be the plan:
- May 3: reluctant readers — how to ‘hook’ ’em
- May 10: reluctant readers — series they’ll love
- May 17: reluctant readers — what never, ever, ever to say
- May 24: reluctant readers — teacher tricks
- May 31: SUMMER READING!
Hit me with your questions, friends. And know that I’m learning as I go, and trying to enjoy the ride!
If Facebook is not your thing and you’d rather just chat it up on a quick call, fear not. I’ve opened teach mama Office Hours to connect on quick, 5-minute chats with my friends and readers! Learn more here: teach mama Office Hours.
Cheers, and I look forward to connecting!
fyi: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. This small percentage of money helps offset the costs of hosting this blog, which helps me keep this content free for you. Forever and always I recommend only products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” For more information, please see teachmama media, llc. disclosure policy.
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