Use It or Lose It

Hello friends, It’s summer time, school is over and it’s equally if not more important for you, your students and your own children to keep on reading! Let’s lead by example. Here are some relevant articles about is topic, and more, I discovered in the past month that I want to share with you: How To Encourage Your Kids To […]

How to Keep Kids of All Ages Reading During the Summer

Hello friends, Thank you for subscribing to The Irby Review and sharing your thoughts with me every month! Here are some thought-provoking articles I discovered in the past month that I want to share with you: Nearly One-In-Five Americans Now Listen to Audio books Do you prefer to hold and read a print book? Do you feel you are retaining […]

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Kids don’t come with instructions…

“There is no app to replace your lap: Read to your child.” Hello, Thank you for subscribing to The Irby Review. The Irby Review is a monthly newsletter from Alvin Irby, founder of Barbershop Books. For insights on current events in education, read Irby’s commentary on these interesting articles. Reading to Your Toddler? Print Books Are Better Than […]

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Impacts of Implicit Bias

Hello there Explore the power of human connection, the negative impacts of implicit bias on Black entrepreneurs, and the challenges of improving reading at the state level. The Irby Review is a monthly newsletter from Barbershop Books Founder Alvin Irby. For insights on current events in education, read Irby’s commentary on these interesting articles. Black Boys […]

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Relationship Building

Here are some of the most interesting articles I read this past month. Please feel free to share these great reads with your friends, colleagues, and family. Let Children Get Bored Again I think that children should have unscheduled time in their day but I also think access to technology should be restricted. A child with […]

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Barbershop Books Monthly News

I hope you found a warm place to cuddle up with a good book during the polar vortex. Keep the winter blues away by being active, using bright lights inside, and of course curling up with a book. Thank you for helping us to inspire Black boys to read. Barbershop Books in the Media WOSU […]

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L.O.V.E.

Love is in the air and we are not just talking about Valentine’s Day. It is highly important to instill a love of reading early on in your child’s life. With that being said, here is an acronym that will help:  L – Listen to your child’s interests. Children know their likes and dislikes. Some […]

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“I Love My Skin!”

Your effort and enthusiasm directly influence students’ commitment to learning. We hope you find January’s articles helpful and inspiring in your fields, and in your roles as moms, dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Thank you for subscribing to The Irby Review. Here are some of the most interesting articles I read this past month. Revealing […]

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Untapped Opportunities

There are lots of complex challenges facing America and our world in 2019, but I find so much hope in children and the inspired educators who teach them. Here are some of the most interesting articles I read this past month. Most Parents Are Not Involved Enough In Their Child’s Reading Education And the survey […]

Family Literacy Month

Family Literacy Month

November is one of our favorite months because it is Family Literacy Month! Story time is a great opportunity to bond with your child and help them practicing their reading skills. A family that reads together, grows together. Here are some tips on how to celebrate Family Literacy Month: (1) The Joys of Childhood. We […]