Welcome to Day #8 of Bloggers Read Across the Globe (BRAG) — Promoting Children’s Reading and Literacy
Children’s Literacy Headline: According to the latest data (2009), 793 million adults – two-thirds of them women – lack basic reading and writing skills. (UNESCO). Sadly, we live in a world where huge numbers of women are unable to share the joy of reading with their children. For women who do read, finding time can be a daily challenge. How do busy moms do everything all at once — the ultimate multi-taskers? How does anyone find enough time to read to their children when everything else begs for attention?
Read to Your Kids while Walking the Dog!
For today’s BRAG stop, I’m excited to share an article I’ve written for The Mommyologist — the personal blog of Mary Fischer, mom extraordinaire. She writes, “Settling into my new role as a mother did not happen overnight for me! In fact, I only recently got used to the transition. I went from being a career woman who was constantly hopping on a plane to some exciting city, to my permanent position as a round the clock personal concierge to a pint-sized future comedian disguised as my adorable little son.”
My goal in writing The Mommyologist is to provide a go-to place for all of those mothers who are up at three o’clock in the morning with a child who won’t sleep, and all of those mothers who are having really tough days, and even just women in general who need a little bit of comic relief from their hectic day. If I can help one woman out there feel a little bit more comfortable with her role as a mom, then I’ve more than accomplished what I set out to do!
Please head over to The Mommylogist for tips on reading to kids while walking the dog, talking on the phone, or getting ready for your first night out in forever! We want to hear your ideas about reading while doing just about anything else. Share your mom wisdom with the first annual 2012 Bloggers Read Across the Globe (BRAG) project.
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