Building, restoring and maintaining the connection between reading and joy.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Just before the holidays I did an interview for the wonderful website and blog "Playful Learning." This site is run by esteemed educator (and Mom of two) Mariah Bruehl, who is a teacher, administrator, curriculum designer and principal. Mariah recently opted to work from home so as to devote herself full time to her two daughters. Fortunately we can all benefit from this decision as much as her girls surely are, since Mariah is now applying her wealth of wisdom about learning - playfully and joyfully - to parenting. In addition to her terrific blog, her site features scores of ideas, activities, resources, recommendations and interviews. Highly recommmended!!!
Emma Walton Hamilton is a best-selling children's book author, editor and arts educator. Together with her mother, Julie Andrews, Emma has authored 16 books for young readers of all ages, four of which have been on the New York Times Bestseller list. Emma also serves as Editorial Director for the Julie Andrews Collection publishing program, and moonlights as a freelance children's book editor. A Co-Founder of Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, NY, she created and managed their unique performance and education programs for young audiences for fifteen years. She speaks regularly on the topics of literacy and the arts, and the synergy between the two. Her latest book is "Raising Bookworms: Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment." (www.raisingbookworms.com)