As a father, educator, athlete and coach, Coach Craig -B.Ed. has taught and worked extensively with children and has a love for all sports. His unique experience, skills and beliefs have come together to develop this innovative children’s publishing program.
Coach Craig's goal is to provide families and educators with engaging materials, giving children the opportunity to experience early literacy success. These highly visual, play-by-play, sports action stories are tailor made to engage children and parents in an exciting manner with their reading and literacy development. The stories, with descriptive rhyming commentary, are fun for both children and sports fans of all ages. Like having front row seats to real game action. Each story also offers teaching moments to reinforce "values education and positive character development" as the game plots of athletic action feature great determination and effort, with inspiring teamwork, all in the spirit of fair play and good sportsmanship!
The series is particularly engaging to boys and their parents, grandparents, care-givers and adult-male role models in their lives. The special literacy page format, (red letters & Blue words) and the Literacy Guide illustrating the 4 Building Blocks of Reading, are both handy companion resources. Parents, grandparents, care-givers and adult-male role models can use these resources, as they see fit, to help guide and motivate children with their reading development, before, during or after reading and enjoying the stories.
Have fun watching all the great action, all eyes are on the play!
And try to practice your reading skills, surprise someone today!