Money as You Grow
Money as You Grow, developed by the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability, provides 20 essential, age-appropriate financial lessons—with corresponding activities—that kids need to know as they grow. Written in down-to-earth language for children and their families, Money as You Grow will help equip kids with the knowledge they need to live fiscally fit lives. The lessons in Money as You Grow are based on more than a year of research, drawn from dozens of standards, curricula, and academic studies.
National "Drop Everything and Read" Day
April 12 has been proclaimed National "Drop Everything and Read" (D.E.A.R.) Day. It is an initiative to encourage families to designate at least 30 minutes to put aside all distractions and enjoy books together...to make it a special time to "drop everything and read." The birthday of Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary is the official national D.E.A.R. day, and Cleary's most popular book character, Ramona Quimby, is the program's official spokesperson.
Join the thousands of librarians, educators, and parents hosting National D.E.A.R. Day family reading events on April 12 each year. Request print materials and find additional information and resources at www.dropeverythingandread.com.
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project that looks at how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.
The Reading Rockets project includes PBS television programs (also available online and on DVD) and its website provides hundreds of research-based articles about supporting young readers, motivating reluctant readers, how to do effective read alouds, and much more. There are also more than 100 video interviews with award-winning authors and illustrators, an author study toolkit, dozens of themed booklists, and summer reading resources.
Plus there are resources to share with parents and caregivers including ready to print reading tips for parents in 11 languages (infants to grade 3), themed reading adventure packs that encourage hands-on fun centered around paired fiction and nonfiction, and multimedia resources that make it easy to offer community forums and workshops for parents, teachers, and caregivers on how to support children's reading achievement.
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, aged 12-18. Through its member-driven advocacy, research, and professional development initiatives, YALSA builds the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens.