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New Year’s Resolutions

January 8, 2012

Happy New Year everyone!

As we look forward to 2012, we of course take a look back at 2011. It was a good year for Court’s Kids, we got our book distribution number up to somewhere around 26,000 as we enter our 3rd year of operation and we’ve developed some great friendships/partnerships with organizations who support special education programs across the country. Check out this infographic, courtesy of our friends at WordPress to get a picture of the Court’s Kids blog and our most popular topics.

What are you looking forward to this year? We’re really interested to see how technology moves deeper into the classroom and what that means for books and literacy programs. What effect will e-books have? What about iPads? We’ve read countless articles about how iPads have been adopted in classrooms, more specifically to support the special needs environment. I’ve dabbled a bit with the interactive, digital books for iPad in our home and am amazed at how interactive they are and how they really can make the book come to life. We’ll be watching this trend more and more among others.

Recently I read an article in the NY Times talking about how some parents who love e-readers insist on paper books for their children. It is an interesting situation to think about as a parent. We have Kindles at our house, and Colin recently got a Leap Frog Tag Jr to play with but the paper books are king still. There’s something about physically turning a page and the anticipation of what comes next. I imagine that will stick around a while yet.

As I look forward to 2012 I have many goals, resolutions. There are professional ones like, at my “day job” making sure the massive web overhaul we just completed takes flight, and personal ones like making sure I drag myself out of bed at 5am (why is this the only hour working moms have to exercise?) more times each week for my date with P90X and Jillian Michaels mixed in for variety. For Court’s Kids it is harder to pinpoint a goal or two, I have many…at the root I just want us to keep chipping away at getting books into the hands of kids with special needs and their families. With everything that has to be done and dealt with every day, sometimes the bedtime story is such a monumental moment of peace…we just want to fill home and classroom libraries.

What are your goals for the year?

We hope you achieve them…let’s do it together…

Little by little,

Kiki

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