Who, What, Where, When, Why magazines for literacy?

At MagazineLiteracy.org, we love to celebrate the amazing work being done at the literacy agencies that help us to get the magazines you love into the hands, hearts, and homes of children and families who want to learn and love to read them. Books are vital for reading and literacy, but here are some storiesContinue reading “Who, What, Where, When, Why magazines for literacy?”

Getting back to reading basics to rebuild a prosperous society

We have all heard “give a person a fish and you feed them for a day… teach them to fish and you feed them for life.” I say, “first you need to feed a person, so they have the strength and the dignity to learn how to fish… next, you need to teach them toContinue reading “Getting back to reading basics to rebuild a prosperous society”

Tonight, Ranger Rick keeps a boy who loves frogs company in a domestic violence shelter

Boston volunteer Katie Simmons – in her words – why we do what we doAs we get ready to celebrate our 10th birthday – we want to tell the world about a very special person who has been the soul of our project for all these years. For years, Katie Simmons delivered thousands of magazinesContinue reading “Tonight, Ranger Rick keeps a boy who loves frogs company in a domestic violence shelter”

Dream things that never were and say why not

I was recently asked if the Magazine Publishers Family Literacy Project was a person, who would it be? I choose Robert Kennedy whose inspiration is a driving force for generations to come. It is a humanitarian choice about what he symbolizes as a person, not a partisan or politician, as so eloquently voiced by hisContinue reading “Dream things that never were and say why not”

The Three R's of Literacy – Read, Recycle, & Reuse

Near Earth Day, 2006, MagazineLiteracy.org launched KinderHarvest, an effort that combines the three R’s of education – reading, writing, and arithmetic – with the three R’s of recycling – reduce, reuse, and recycle – to form the three R’s of literacy: Read, Recycle, & Reuse. Read – We love to read magazines! Magazines are informative,Continue reading “The Three R's of Literacy – Read, Recycle, & Reuse”

Why Johnny (Still) Can't Read

According to Edutopia, even as books take a back seat to technology, reading is more important than ever in an increasingly complicated, information-rich world. Basic literacy no longer suffices. In higher education and the workplace, young people must handle an array of complex texts — narratives, repair manuals, scholarly journals, maps, graphics, and more —Continue reading “Why Johnny (Still) Can't Read”

Census Bureau Report Reveals Need to Increase Awareness on the Value of Reading to Infants and Toddlers

According to LiteracyNews.com, new figures on how often family members read to their children ages 1 to 5 underscore the importance of expanding early childhood literacy awareness among families and caregivers in lower income communities, said Carol H. Rasco, president and CEO of Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit children andContinue reading “Census Bureau Report Reveals Need to Increase Awareness on the Value of Reading to Infants and Toddlers”

KinderHarvest – magazines and groceries come together to feed kids hungry to read

When you think of magazines and groceries, the first thing that might come to mind are those celebrities looking out at you from the magazine rack in the supermarket checkout line. Recently MagazineLiteracy.org has had a chance to put magazines and groceries together to feed children and families who are both hungry for food, andContinue reading “KinderHarvest – magazines and groceries come together to feed kids hungry to read”

Stacie J. Makes TIME For Kids at PS 242 in Harlem

Stacie J., a successful entrepreneur, fashion model, and actor, who appeared on Donald Trump’s The Apprentice TV show, today joined with teachers and 4th grade students in the after-school program at PS 242 in Harlem, New York to celebrate Reading is Fashionable, a campaign that engages the fashion and style industries to help promote andContinue reading “Stacie J. Makes TIME For Kids at PS 242 in Harlem”

Happiness and Hope for a Boy Learning to Read

A teacher wrote me today about a boy helped by MagazineLiteracy.org. It’s a precious story about the human spirit, and about helping, happiness, and hope that cannot hold a pricetag. Magazines from our program arrived at this teacher’s school for her students, but she asked the kids to leave them at school until the nextContinue reading “Happiness and Hope for a Boy Learning to Read”