Why Johnny Can't Surf

Children experience enormous intellectual growth in their early years. The ability to read is mission critical to learning any and every school subject. Children need to read well to do well in language arts, science, social studies, and even math. Learning to read in the earliest grades is most important. Even the vast knowledge that [...]

Parents Praise Project

One of the most important goals of the Magazine Publishers Family Literacy Project is to promote family literacy - to help children and families experience and enjoy reading together. We are so glad to have the opportunity to bring literacy agents and generous sponsors together to help kids and families. Here's what parents surveyed by [...]

Spider a Hit at Moraine Meadows Elementary School

Our wonderful teacher/literacy agent at Moraine Meadows Elementary School has provided an inspiring report on how they are using Spider magazine in their classroom. Special thanks to Pretium Partners, Inc. and the Kettering Noon Optimists Club for making these vital reading resources available to their school. Here's what she has to say... ...Spider magazine is [...]

A magazine lover on why magazines matter

Link - These are emotionally charged times for the magazine industry, a period of much hand-wringing over the future of the medium as it faces the threats of the internet and cable and lord knows whatever new challengers may arise. It's also a time of self-examination, one in which the industry is examining not just [...]

Welcome to the Magazine Literacy blog

Welcome to the blog of MagazineLiteracy.org. My name is Shawn Lea and I look forward to starting a conversation in the blogosphere of the importance of community involvement and child literacy - and the role that we hope to play in your community. MagazineLiteracy.org aims to connect community sponsors with outlets in the community that [...]