Today, it would have been so easy to simply digitize at home and send an e-mail invitation. Ten years ago, only one other Mom had an e-mail account. We had a wonderful learning and bonding experience over the course of five years, grades 4-8. Tech-savvy tall people would have made communicating much easier, so when asked to give a workshop on what technology could be added today, I agreed and created a hotlist for resources related to running a Mother-Daughter (or Tall-Small) Book Club, using some of today's cool technology tools.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Tall-Small Book Clubs -- with a touch of technology
Many years ago, over a long Thanksgiving holiday, I picked up a copy of Shirleen Dodson's book, "The Mother-Daughter Book Club" and became energized around the idea of starting a club for my daughter's 4th grade friends and their parents. First, I drew a picture of my living room couch and bookshelves, then sketched in my daughter, her friends, and her GrandMom. That "artwork" became our invitation, thanks to our local copy shop.