• EricBerlin

    by Published on 03-14-2016 11:50 AM
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    In 2007, my book The Puzzling World of Winston Breen came out, and I became a peripheral member of the online kidlit community: Authors, librarians, teachers, all of them fabulously committed to getting children to read. The teachers advise each other on which titles make the best classroom read-alouds, the librarians form book clubs, the authors make appearances via Skype. Every new book is celebrated: Another chance to read! Another chance to connect a reluctant reader to the book they’ve been waiting for!

    I am 100% in favor of this. Reading is clearly an important part of every child’s development. But as much as I admire and agree with the cheerleaders of reading, sometimes I wish there was a group just as large and just as passionate about solving puzzles.

    Join the school puzzle club! Ooh, there’s a new puzzly video game out this week, who’s going to play it? Hey, try this neat word puzzle I found!

    We started homeschooling my daughter when she was in the third grade, and puzzles have been a part of our ...
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