International DOT DAY 10th Anniversary Live Stream!

International DOT DAY 10th Anniversary Celebration!

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of
International DOT DAY with KidLit TV!

 Let’s inspire kids to make their mark!

Special appearances by Peter H. Reynolds, Dot Day founder, Terry Shay’s students, and Dot Day shows!


Want to make your mark this year and show the world your creative side? Register for Dot Day and participate. You can sign up HERE!

Dot Day Resources for your classroom!

Dot Day Special: Ready Set Draw-ish with Peter H. Reynolds

Ready Set Draw-ISH - Peter Reynolds Featured Image

Dot Day Special StoryMakers with Peter H. Reynolds

KidLit Podcast: Dot Day Special StoryMakers with Peter H. Reynolds

Dot Day articles from KidLit TV members:

How to Write a Dot Day Poem

 Educator Kim Vij, created a Dot Day craft for us!
Faber-Castell Activity for Dot Day!
Faber Castell Activity The Dot

The Dot - Dot DayThe Dot
Written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
Published by Candlewick Press

Vashti is not an artist. She jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. “There” she says. That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti’s journey of surprise and self-discovery.

Ish - Dot DayIsh
Written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
Published by Candlewick Press

Ramon loves to draw and it makes him happy but, in one split second everything changes. A single reckless remark by Ramon’s older brother, Leon, turns Ramon’s carefree sketches into joyless struggles. Luckily for Ramon his little sister, Marisol, sees the world differently. She opens his eyes to something a lot more valuable than getting things just “right.”

Sky Color - Dot DaySky Color
Written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
Published by Candlewick Press

Marisol loves to paint. So when her teacher asks her to help make a mural for the school library, she can’t wait to begin! But how can Marisol make a sky without blue paint?


Peter H. Reynolds is a New York Times best-selling illustrator who has created many acclaimed books for children. In addition to his Creatrilogy The Dot, Ish,  and Sky Color he is the author-illustrator of Happy Dreamer,  Rose’s Garden, The North Star, and So Few of Me and illustrated I Am Peace and I Am Yoga written by Susan Verde. Peter H. Reynolds helps inspire children find their creative side and dream big through his art and writing!

Find his books and more at Blue Bunny Books

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Produced by Julie Gribble @JulieGribbleNYC

International Dot Day
, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009.

The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.

And each year on International Dot Day – with the help of people just like you – the inspiration continues. What started as a story in the pages of a book is transforming teaching and learning around the world as people of all ages re-discover the power and potential of creativity in all they do.

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Kid Lit TV Commenter Diane Richards

This is an awesome movement to inspire everyone to be creative, in a fun, simple way!


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