Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pre-K Teachers, Braille Books and Summer Reading Contests

Zero to Three Project
(Courtesy Saroj Ghoting who posted to the ALSC listserv)

What has a more powerful influence on how parents raise their young children: the way they were raised or their faith? What roles do professionals and friends play in shaping parents’ views on childrearing? What impact is the economic downturn having on child care arrangements for young families?
These questions and more are some of the issues addressed in a new national parent survey of 1,615 parents of children from birth to 3 years conducted for ZERO TO THREE by Peter Hart Research. The survey was designed to explore the issues and challenges that parents of young children confront today, gaps in knowledge about early development, sources of information and support to which parents turn, and factors that influence their approaches to parenting.

The survey was conducted between June 4th and 11th 2009 and was funded by MetLife Foundation. The research includes an oversample of 200 African American and 200 Hispanic parents.
See for the full report, webinar and other resources.

(courtesy Shonda Brisco, Oklahoma State University)

(twin vision books)

National Braille Press
great resources, as well as hand-outs for instructional courses with teachers on the use of Braille with K-12 students


American Printing House for the Blind

New Jersey State Library for the Blind

New Jersey State Library Talking Books

A SUMMER READING CONTEST! (you can win concert tickets and a signed jersey)

The Statewide Summer Reading Program is partnering with the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority (owner and operator of the IZOD Center at the Meadowlands Sports Complex) to encourage reading and readers

Join the Statewide Summer Reading Program at your local public library and you can win
4 tickets to select family events at the Meadowlands Sports Complex.

Just enter the name of a book read at the website ( under the link to “contest and events.”

Then enter the contest by filling out the entry form using Survey Monkey!

Wiggles Concert
Sesame Street Live
A signed jersey from NJ Devils player Zach Parise

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