Hi! Welcome to the launch of Jo’s Labyrinth. I’m an author, teacher and parent with a love of books and writing. I wanted to start up a site for young people, from toddlers all the way through to teens, to share my passion of reading and writing with a new generation. This site is for parents and teachers too.
Check out the categories below to get an idea of what Jo’s Labyrinth will offer:
Monday Munchkins is all about the little ones. If you’re a parent with a toddler or preschooler, or a kindergarten/preschool teacher, this section is for you. This section will provide stories, activities and general tips to encourage a love of reading and books for young children. Monday Munchkins posts will be posted on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. (Look out for the first post next week.)
Teacher Tuesday is for teachers of primary/elementary school children (though some posts can be used by teachers of middle school/early high school students as well). In this section you will find lesson ideas, activity sheets, book studies and other ideas for promoting Literacy in the classroom. Teacher Tuesday posts will be posted on the last Tuesday of every month.
If you’re a teen or upper primary school student interested in writing or becoming an author, Writer Wednesday is for you. Find writing prompts to help get the ideas flowing and writing exercises to help you hone your writing skills. I’ll include tips and examples. (Teachers of older children and teens may find this section helpful too). Writer Wednesday posts will be posted on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. (Since we’ve already had the first Wednesday of the month, look out for the first post next week.)
On Fridays my son, my daughter and I will each recommend our favourite fiction book of the week. Books will range from picture books through to Young Adult novels. Friday Favourites will happen every Friday. (Look out for the first post this coming Friday.)
I have two other categories planned for Jo’s Labyrinth in the future: Saturday Story and Special Guest Sunday. These will only occur on occasion, rather than at set times each month. Stayed tuned on Facebook and Twitter to keep updated.
Throughout the site you will see icons (like the ones below) posted with activities or book reviews to give you a general idea of which age group the activity or book is most suited for. These age recommendations are just a guideline.
Jo’s Labyrinth on Twitter
Jo’s Labyrinth is also launching on Twitter as: @JosLabyrinth. Follow for updates on Jo’s Labyrinth and other useful links.
You can also follow my author page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JoHartAuthor