Each year the Red Clover Award involves over 20,000 Vermont children in reading picture books and voting for their favorite. And the 2013-2014 nominees have been posted on the Vermont Department of Libraries website! Check them out in a virtual display board here.
This fall, the Red Clover Award Conference focused on how to use this program in the classroom in accordance with Common Core Standards. Handouts from the day are available online (here).
This Saturday (January 19th) at 11:00 am, Bear Pond Books is continuing the conversation about picture books and classroom activities. David Martin will show how rhythm, rhyme and even nonsense words help kids have fun learning language skills. After activities with David there will be a chance for everyone to share stories of what works in sparking children's interest in reading, writing and word play.
As with all of our educational events, participants will have a chance to purchase books for 20% off.
Find out more about winter and spring activities in the Children's Loft and mark your calendars - we've got an event every month! Check it out: http://bearpondbooks.com/childrens-events