|Happy Halloween and NYC marathon weekend! This marks a weekend of personal transformations and achievements. Make your own commitment to shed negative traits and nurture positive endeavors to attain freedom.
Help others do the same: “Spread the word” via email and social media to close the word gap BEFORE it starts:
SPREAD THE WORD
This week’s shocking statistic:
“Approximately 6 million students, grades 7 through 12, are struggling to read at grade-level. Among the highest, 70% of 8th graders read below the standard” – Dosomething.org
Use your words to fight inequality: www.wordrebel.org
WORD OF THE WEEK
Don’t forget to build your own vocabulary:
Perspicaciousness: Understanding and closely perceiving.
WORDS HAVE POWER
Quote’s to live by:
“We attain freedom as we let go of whatever does not reflect our magnificence. A bird cannot fly high or far with a stone tied to its back. But release the impediment, and we are free to soar to undprecedented heights” Alan Cohen
In addition to our day care and pediatric community partners, we are now officially partnered with several great establishments also working to promote free reading and education tools. Without these awesome partners, we would not be able to provide parents with free books and vocabulary building tools.
THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS:
1. Big IQ Kids
2. Project Gutenberg
SUBSCRIBE to receive one free downloadable book a week.
READ The Nightmare Before Christmas, by Tim Burton for free in a corner of your local bookstore or library.
BUILD VOCABULARY: Point out how different words have negative or positive connotations (meanings/associations). When would people choose to use words that are negative or positive? For example, which is negative, old or elderly? When would you describe something as having a scent? or odor? How does meaning change if someone uses the word youthful instead of immature? Teenager instead of adolescent? Get your kids thinking about the power of words!