Five-year-old Miles has leukemia. Described as “a sunny, positive little boy,” Miles finds strength in the super hero characters that he loves. Next month the Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation will help everyone find strength in Miles when they make his dream of becoming Batman come true.
Miles’ big day as Batman happens on November 15th, when the San Francisco/Gotham Police Chief will put out a call for help cleaning up our city. Miles, along with a grownup Batman sidekick, will jump into action answering the chief’s call and taking to the streets of San Francisco in the “real” batmobile.
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Welp. Get ready to cry.
“Raise a reader this summer,” is the invitation from the PBS Parents’ website. When parents and children enjoy reading together, children develop a love for books and reading that can last a lifetime. PBS Parents offers a number of programs to encourage kids to read. Scholastics’ Summer Challenge is a program where kids can log reading minutes and earn rewards. 99 days of Summer is a program (run with parents.com) that provides fun learning tips and ideas to give your child, “a summer to remember.” PBS Kids Raising Readers is a national effort to use the power of public media to help children (ages 2 to 8) to improve their literary skills. See all of what PBS Parents has to offer at: www.pbs.org/parents/read/
I met #Elmo & #CookieMonster once. I was 23. Made my entire week. Couldn’t stop smiling.
“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”
Victor Hugo (via Room to Read)