Ok, now THIS is going to be fun! I absolutely LOVE the Playful Learning book. I told many of you about this book during our conference time and several of you have said that you purchased the book. I'd like to propose that we do an online book group, using this book as our text. The book is about $15 and can be found on Amazon.
I think you'll find that this book is really fun and engaging. It's written for parents and teachers who really want to encourage playful learning in the home and classroom. Learning doesn't always mean sitting down with a workbook! I wrote a bit more about the book on my early childhood literacy blog. Here is the link if you'd like to read more.
The easiest forum I've used for online bookgroups is a Facebook group. It's a private group and we don't actually have to be "friends" on Facebook in order for it to work. If you'd like to join the book group, please email me and ask to be added to the group. I will need your email address and the name you go by on Facebook, so I can find you. I will gather up all of the names and then send out an invitation to the private group. If you are a Cascade View family, you can email me at email@example.com. If you happen to be reading this, and you're not a Cascade View family but you'd still like to join, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope we have a big group! We'll aim to start during the second week of February. That gives you a week to buy the book.