Spring Into Reading Google+ Hangout Series

I’m excited to share something special planned for March! In celebration of National Reading Month, we have organized a series of live hangouts on Google+.

Spring Into Reading Google+ Hangout Series

Spring Into Reading Hangout On Air Series

A number of talented bloggers and authors will be sharing their ideas for reading with kids. You can watch the hangouts LIVE on Google+, YouTube, or straight from this page.

I’ll update this page with the videos before the events when possible. You can view the hangouts here after the fact for certain. Follow the hashtag #readwithkbn on Google+ to keep up with the latest. You can RSVP to the hangout events to get reminders when they are going start {or to remind you to watch them later}.

Schedule of Hangouts

I will update this schedule as more information becomes available.

Friday, March 1st, 4 pm EST
Spring Into Reading: Read Across America
Join Kim Vij (The Educators’ Spin On It), Trisha Stanley (Inspiration Laboratories), and Amy Mascott (Teach Mama) as they celebrate Read Across America Day and share creative ideas for reading with kids.

Wednesday, March 6th, 4 pm EST
Spring Into Reading: World Read Aloud Day
We’ll be celebrating World Read Aloud Day and chatting with author Sue Fliess.

Thursday, March 7th, 2:30 pm EST
Spring Into Reading: World Book Day
Join Cerys Parker (Rainy Day Mum), Jacquie Fisher (Edventures with Kids), and Becky (Kid World Citizen), and Mari Tuten (Inspired by Family) as they discuss ways to explore the world through books and multicultural literature.

Tuesday, March 12th, 9:30 pm EDT
Spring Into Reading: Challenging the Advanced Reader
Join Amanda (The Educators’ Spin On It), Kim (The Educators’ Spin On It), and others as they discuss ideas for challenging your advanced readers.

Thursday, March 14th, 2:00 pm EDT
Spring Into Reading: Stories as Parenting Tools
Join Maya Bisineer (MeMeTales), Rana DiOrio (Little Pickle Press), and Kara Fleck (Simple Kids) as they discuss how books can be used as parenting tools.

Tuesday, March 19th, 4:30 pm EDT
Spring Into Reading: Movement with Books
Join Kristina Buskirk (Toddler Approved), Megan Sheakoski (Coffee Cups and Crayons), and Lorie (Reading Confetti) as they share book-inspired ACTIVE activities that get kids moving and learning.

Wednesday, March 20th, 8:30 EDT
Spring Into Reading: Playful Storytelling
Join Rebekah (The Golden Gleam), Jennifer Fischer (The Good Long Road), and Jackie Higgins (Ready. Set. Read!) as they tell stories using picture books and props.

Thursday, March 21st, 9:30 am EDT (to be rescheduled)
Spring Into Reading: Early Chapter Books
What to do when your kids have moved beyond easy readers? Erica (What Do We Do All Day?), Holly Homer (Kids Activities Blog), and Megan Sheakoski (Coffee Cups and Crayons) share tips for selecting early chapter books.

Friday, March 22nd, 12:30 pm EDT
Spring Into Reading: Writing Children’s Books!
MaryAnne (Mama Smiles – Joyful Parenting) interviews Angela Dominguez about her newest book, Let’s Go, Hugo! and being an author-illustrator.

Tuesday, March 26th, 1:30pm EDT
Spring Into Reading: Reading with Babies
Join Bethany Winston (No Twiddle Twaddle) and Carolyn Elbert (The Pleasantest Thing) as they talk about reading with babies. It’s so important and lots of fun!

Thursday, March 28th, 9:30pm EDT
Spring Into Reading: Reluctant Readers
Join Kim Vij (The Educators’ Spin On It), Melissa Taylor (Imagination Soup), and Becky (This Reading Mama) as they talk about strategies for helping reluctant readers and struggling readers.

Wednesday, April 3rd, 10pm EDT
Spring Into Reading: The Wrap Up
Join Trisha Stanley (Inspiration Laboratories), Kim Vij (The Educators’ Spin On It), and others as they wrap up the series, talk about the highlights, and answer questions about reading. Stay tuned for a special surprise!

Watch for these hangouts to be updated as we finalize the details!

Bonus Ways to Celebrate Reading

Join the Read Across America Resource Share Twitter Event hosted by We Teach:

  • Wednesday, February 27th, from 8:30-9:30pm ET.
  • Follow #weteach #RAA
  • Discuss resources for Read Across America Day and have a chance to win prizes

Share pictures of your children reading:

Happy Reading!


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