I received a curious jar of things from my friend, Jason Falls, on behalf of Wonderopolis.org. It’s a site about literacy and how we can help kids learn more. You’ve gotta see what came out of the bucket (this video runs about 4 minutes long):
The site, Wonderopolis had a lot of ways to get kids into reading. Here’s a bit from their about page:
Visit Wonderopolis.â„¢ Itâ€™s a place where parents seek and nurture a brighter world for their children through the power of discovery, creativity, learning and imagination. Wonderopolisâ„¢ is brought to life by the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL).
You see your children not only for who they are but for all they can become, yet you may need a little help directing that passion and igniting that wonder. We can help you get there â€” together. You donâ€™t have to travel far. Wonderopolis is a special place found in a curious question, an everyday adventure and right in your own home. Just let wonderment be your guide.
Our Wonders of the Day will help you find learning moments in everyday life, ones that fit in with dinner preparations or carpool responsibilities or a stolen moment between breakfast and the bus.
It’s a great project and got me thinking of new ways to get my kids into reading even more than we’re doing now. What do you think?