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Brightly: A Website Resource for Parents of Young Readers

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We thought you'd like to know about Brightly, a website designed to help parents foster a love of literacy in their children.

In 2014, "a small team of passionate bookworms and parents" founded Brightly "to make it a little easier, and a lot more fun, for parents to raise children who love to read." The site features tips and advice, easy-to-reference posts tailored to different ages and stages, book recommendations, author essays, and more.

For example, check out this great post by Devon Corneal for a list of six tips on How to Read Books Like a Mom. Or this one, by Janssen Bradshaw, suggesting simple ways to build a robust library for your child on a tight budget. Here's a list, curated by Melissa Taylor, of 18 books with diverse characters. There are even posts addressing what to do if your child doesn't like to read and a category on "grown-up reads."

You can learn more about the site here.


The Literary Mama Blog Editor searches for mama-centric news you can use — including information about publishing opportunities and literacy efforts; essays and writing prompts that motivate and inspire; and announcements about events, classes, and workshops. The current blog editors are Laura Roberts and Rudri Patel; read their bios here and here.


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