Parents' Week 2009

I spotted a poster for Sheffield Parents' Week, and thought I would investigate further. I found some very useful stuff, in regards to Reading Matters and as a parent myself.

Parents' Week started today (19 October) but most of the activities and information will be useful at anytime, for example Reading Matters very own Parents and Carers as Partners.

If you are in Sheffield one of the easiest ways to get involved is the Sheffield Information Link Photo Competition, I suggest pictures of family reading sessions.
[pic credit: swan-t]


Comic Book Guy

A great post on the great blog Trapped by Monsters all about comics got me looking for some free online comics that might just engage a reluctant reader:
You would need to check the content, some comics especially graphic novels, have quite an adult theme, but I think there is going to be something here for most young people.