Making a Difference

Literacy, especially in how it’s related to kids learning to read (or not) is where I want to make a difference.

There’s exciting brain science helping us understand how the reading brain gets wired – beginning in little tiny infants!

(see: www. developingchild.net).

What’s especially interesting to me is the art of translating the scientific breakthroughs in early brain and reading development  to parents of young children. After publishing a book, producing a film, leading hundreds of parent workshops and seminars on the subject, I wanted to come up with a new way of reaching parents to make a bigger difference. 

So about 9 years ago, I wrote a short book that combined science and art in a carefully crafted rhymed story that chronicled the journey toward literacy of one little girl. How Eva Learned to Read: a love story  looks like a children’s book but was designed for parents.  For 9 years, I’ve put the 13 pages of the story on a power point slide show — sharing its science -based messages at national conferences and trainings across the country. Empowered by the audience responses, my journey toward literacy began to take on a new course.

Through the web based fundraising platform Kickstarter, I will soon launch a campaign to raise enough money to self publish the story as a book.

Stay tuned. My journey, and  perhaps yours, is about to get more interesting.

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2 thoughts on “Making a Difference

  1. As an avid reader, I love children being encouraged to read. I understand that Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library sends a book each month to children born in Tennessee to encourage reading. What a great thing to do!

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