Archive for April, 2018

Put a Poem in Your Pocket

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Poem in Your Pocket

What’s in your pocket? Keys? Or a phone? If it’s a poem in your pocket, you won’t be alone. Join us in celebrating national Poem in Your Pocket day on April 26.

On this day and as part of National Poetry Month, you’re encouraged to select–or write–a poem and carry it with you.

You can share it with others at schools, bookstores, parks and on social media with the hashtag #pocketpoem. (more…)

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What My 3rd Grader Taught Me About Earth Day

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

3rd grader

Caring for our environment is a popular topic in our house. Is it in yours? If not, what better time to start the conversation than on Earth Day!

Earth Day, which originated on April 22, 1970, is celebrated by more than a billion people every year. It’s a day to put environmental concerns at the forefront. It’s a day of action that provokes change. (more…)

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How Poetry for Kids Instills a Love of Reading

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Poetry for kids

The first stories we were told as kids were likely poems. Perhaps it was a nursery rhyme that stuck with us and we still recite with our kids today. For my youngest son, it was “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.”

Poetry for kids, especially poems that rhyme, allows children to discover reading in a different way. (more…)

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Personalized First Communion Gifts

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Personalized First Communion Gifts

While many of us are taking down the last of our Easter decorations and putting away our kids’ fancy shoes, others are just getting ready for another special church celebration—First Communion.

Here, we’ve put together a host of personalized First Communion gifts to make the day a memorable one. (more…)

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Project OpenBook: Introducing ‘The Yeti In My Freezer’

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

First Project OpenBook book drop

Seven years ago, just two months after launching MarbleSpark, we announced the launch of an experiment called Project OpenBook.

Our idea was to create a crowd-sourced, illustrated children’s poetry book and give it away to deserving kids… especially kids who lacked access to books they could call “their own”.   (more…)

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