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Kwame Alexander Creates WORDPLAY Digital Writing Series

Friday, August 21, 2020 Children's

How do parents keep education informative and enjoyable during COVID-19? With an increased need for distance learning and homeschooling, parents are feeling anxious and burned out, and the school year hasn’t even started yet. Thankfully, one solution is using the fantastic surge of educational content for kids recently published online. There is Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library read-alouds, for instance, and Random House and Mary Pope Osborne’s Magic Tree House Home Adventures. Newbery Medal–winning author Kwame Alexander is adding himself to the list of kid lit authors providing resources for distance learning, co-creating WordPlay with education tech company Age of Learning, Inc.

A ten-episode digital series, Alexander described WordPlay as “a masterclass for kids to learn abou...

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