InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames 10,000 Words FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Elementary School Kids Exchange Toy Guns for Books

In Hayward, California, an elementary school had kids exchange their toy guns for a book during “Strobridge Elementary Safety Day.”

Mercury News had the scoop:

Strobridge Elementary Principal Charles Hill maintains that children who play with toy guns may not take real guns seriously … All youngsters attending will be given a ticket to exchange for a book, Hill said.

The event has drawn criticism from the conservative corners, but nobody seems to be talking about the book part of the day.

No matter what you think about the political statement behind the event, remember that reading books over the summer can help kids of all backgrounds beat the summer slide.

(Link via Gawker; image via mikefats)

Mediabistro Course

Fashion Writing

Fashion WritingStarting September 23, work with the contributing editor at ELLE.com to get your writing published in fashion magazines and websites! In this course, you'll learn how to write fashion headlines, runway reviews, and fashion features, write compelling pitch letters, and gain insight into the fashion industry. Register now!