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Reading with your child can be one of the most rewarding parts of your job as a parent. Sometimes it can be challenging to find resources that can be used at home. I hope that this site helps!

The links to the left will give you suggestions for age appropriate book reviews, advice for reading and writing with your child, and other online or local resources.

If you have suggestions for items that would be beneficial to our Powers' parents or have questions, please feel free to contact Megan Nelson, Reading Specialist at Powers.

nelsonm@turnerschools.org


Interesting Reads

The New York Times Bestselling List is updated weekly with the ten most selling children's books in the country.

Is your child having a hard time wanting to read? Check out these ideas for some new ways to read at home.

Is your child a fan of the Llama Llama books by Anna Dewdney? If so, you might be interested in reading this article which describes her last wishes for fans (hint: she thinks reading with kids is the best thing any adult can do).

This blogger has a lot of fun activities for families to do at home to promote learning year around. In this post, she gives ways to keep your child wanting to read. Try out a few and let me know how it goes!





























Powers Elementary

Here at Powers we try to promote literacy in a variety of ways. Our most recent events are listed below. Stay tuned for upcoming literacy and family events! 
  • Thanks to all who attended our Family Literacy Night on April 12! We hope to see you again at this fun event next year!
  • Thanks for being a part of our library meet and greet on July 14! We hope to continue partnering with the Beloit Public Library for future events.



Beloit Public Library

The public library is a wealth of resources for parents. Check out their current library programs which include everything from story times, crafts, and family fun nights. To access more information, please visit the kids' page where reading lists and contact information can be found. I would also recommend scrolling to the bottom of this page to try Tumble Books with your child. 

Other Special Library Happenings

Preschool Discovery Time: Wednesdays at 10:00 and 11:00
~For kids ages 6 and younger; siblings are welcome. 

The Beloit Public Library has many offerings for children and parents available at their location. Here are its current happenings: 
  • Thursday, October 11 from 4:15-5:15. Arts and Crafts: Batty for Bats. For kids ages 6-12. Create a bat mobile, enjoy a batty snack, and more!
  • Saturday, October 13 from 2:00-3:00. Going Batty: Join Jennifer Redell, Wisconsin DNR biologist as she teaches about the importance of these superheros and introduces us to live bat ambassadors.