Sharing Books With Children

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One of my first memories of childhood is that of my mother reading Dr. Seuss books to me in a big brown recliner in our living room. That memory brings with it sounds and smells and a general feeling of safety and comfort that never fades, even after all these years. Naturally, one of the […]


10 Ways To Make Reading Fun

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Learning to read can be a challenging adventure for some children. It seems that everyone from a child’s teacher to Mom and Dad and even Grandma is excited and waiting for the child to learn to read. All the pressure and expectations from the adults can sure put a damper on the excitement for the […]


Get Your Children To Read Put In A Reading Movie

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Today, children are more interested in television, video games and chatting on the Internet than they are in reading. Many parents probably would say, in fact, that getting a child to pick up a book is a significant challenge. According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Education, children spend an average of four to […]


What Books Do Children Like

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Parents at times don’t realize how critical it is to read to their children as early as infancy. Reading to a little one can promote a child’s strong, cerebral, and emotional development. Any positive interaction between parent and child is helpful such as speaking, reading, and playing easy games. We want to make the most […]


Do You Know When To Begin Teaching Your Child To Read

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It is never too early to begin teaching your child to read, or at least laying the foundation for early literacy skills, and it can definitely be left too late! If you are not sure then think about this. Statistically, more American children suffer long-term life-long harm from the process of learning to read than […]


10 Reasons To Read To Your Child

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We all know that learning to read is important, but as parents what do we do to facilitate this milestone? Reading to your child has many benefits one of which is simply having time to snuggle together. Here are 10 reasons to read to your child. 1.When you read to your child, he/she will learn […]


The Laid Back Parents Guide To Teaching Your Child To Read

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At first I thought of titling this article “The Lazy Parent’s Guide” but then I realized that most parents aren’t lazy, but they may have a slightly different philosophy about children and learning. If you’re a big reader yourself or if you’re homeschooling, you’re probably concerned about how to teach your child to read. Reading […]


Teach Your Child Phonemic Awareness

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In recent years, the field of reading education has changed dramatically and many reading instructors have divided it between phonic instruction and whole language. Various reading programs that fall into one of the two camps have spent millions advertising the relative merits of both. The simple truth of the matter is that the best reading […]


Raising Bilingual Children The 5 Most Common Myths

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“Doesn’t she speak English? Oh, I see — both Swedish and English. Doesn’t that get awfully confusing? Swedish, you said — when will she use that?” Get used to hearing these kinds of things. You’ll get opinions from the barista at Starbucks, your mother-in-law, even your neighbors and strangers on the street. Remember, being a […]


A New Teaching Method For Autistic Children

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With the prevalence of autism in the United States, one company is hoping its unique reading system will be a boon to parents seeking new ways to help their autistic children develop reading skills. About 1.5 million people are diagnosed with autism in the United States – a sharp rise from only 1 in 10,000 […]


What Are Your Kids Reading

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Responsible parenting is very much on everyone’s mind these days. Everywhere you look there are articles being written about it, television shows and videos which aim to alert parents to potential dangers facing their children, and websites and home pages filled with useful and helpful tips. The concerned parent has never had as many tools […]


Kids Celebrate Reading

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It’s been proven that children who read achieve. They boast higher test scores and recognize letters and numbers more often than their peers who read less often. But getting children to crack open a book sometimes can be the tricky part for parents and teachers. Nine years ago, the National Education Association launched the “Read […]


When Should You Begin Teaching Your Child To Read

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It is never too early to begin teaching your child to read, or at least laying the foundation for early literacy skills, and it can definitely be left too late! If you are not sure then think about this. Statistically, more American children suffer long-term life-long harm from the process of learning to read than […]


Ready Your Child For Reading

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It’s never too soon to start your child on the path to reading. Simply talking to your infant and toddler helps her develop the vocabulary she will need as she enters school and begins to read. As you point and name objects, she will begin to understand the meaning of words, and will eventually begin […]


A Child S Love Of Learning Begins

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Reading aloud may be the single most important activity parents do with their child. That’s because a child who is read to is more likely to enjoy reading and will want to learn to read. Once a child becomes passionate about reading-he or she will have the opportunity to enjoy a lifetime of learning. According […]


Ready Set Read Specific Activities To Make Your Child A Reader

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Providing positive, enjoyable literacy experiences give young children opportunities to gain the knowledge, awareness, skills, and love of learning that they need to later learn to read independently. Here are 8 ways you can provide those experiences: CHOOSE THE RIGHT BOOKS Choose books that have large colorful pictures or photos; a few words on a […]