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Make This The Year Your Child Learns To Enjoy Reading
3:17 pm , November 23, 2016 0

Make This The Year Your Child Learns To Enjoy Reading

If you employ some well-known strategies, this can be the year your child learns to enjoy reading, which will pay positive dividends for him and for his entire future. If a child doesn’t enjoy reading, he will not read enough to really master the skill and reap the rewards. He may drift through life not {Read More}

Scary Or Not, Halloween Stories Encourage Reading
1:46 pm , October 28, 2016 0

Scary Or Not, Halloween Stories Encourage Reading

Whether Halloween stories are scary or not, children are easily captivated by this fun celebration and love the promise of thrills and chills and it motivates reading, and that is always a good thing.

I’ll Solve Your Mystery; You Solve Mine
7:15 am , August 28, 2013 0

I’ll Solve Your Mystery; You Solve Mine

What mystery can I solve for you?  I can help you with the mystery of how to provide meals for your athletes when they can’t be with the family for dinner.  What mystery can you solve for me?  You can help me with the mystery of how to get reviews for my book, which is {Read More}

Reading Fiction Can Reduce A Child’s Bullying Tendencies
8:26 am , August 13, 2013 0

Reading Fiction Can Reduce A Child’s Bullying Tendencies

It is comforting for book lovers to hear about the recent studies in Canada demonstrating that reading fiction offers surprising benefits for human development, including an increase in empathy. As well, fiction readers apparently become more comfortable with uncertainty and their decision-making ability improves.

Do Children’s Classic Mystery Writers Sell In Today’s Market?
7:21 am , July 23, 2013 0

Do Children’s Classic Mystery Writers Sell In Today’s Market?

Do you sometimes wonder if the mystery books you enjoyed as a child would be considered as much fun to read by children today as when you discovered them in your youth? There is no question that there are a lot more books from which to choose today when you are selecting reading material for {Read More}

A child’s reading problems may lead to a false ADHD diagnosis
8:33 am , June 18, 2013 0

A child’s reading problems may lead to a false ADHD diagnosis

Parents who have a child with reading problems or other learning difficulties should not accept the diagnosis of ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, originally called ADD), dyslexia, slow learner, or lazy without arranging for in-depth vision testing. Vision problems can present symptoms that are identical, or similar, to those of learning disorders, lack of ability, or {Read More}

Reading Is Too Important To Allow Your Child To Give Up On It
7:35 pm , May 22, 2013 0

Reading Is Too Important To Allow Your Child To Give Up On It

I think it takes a while for a child to understand that reading is not something that can be “gifted” to him by teachers and parents. He has to choose to use the tools he is offered and learn by himself, and he might not realize that even after three or four years of schooling. {Read More}

Help Your Child Read – And There Are Many Ways To Do It
8:04 am , May 2, 2013 0

Help Your Child Read – And There Are Many Ways To Do It

Busy parents often feel guilty about not doing enough to help their children learn to read. However, even though you can’t sit beside a child every night to listen and help sound out the words, it doesn’t mean you can’t help. Sometimes helping means letting a child learn how to help himself – which is {Read More}

Do You Know How To Create An Enthusiastic Reader?
6:10 am , April 16, 2013 0

Do You Know How To Create An Enthusiastic Reader?

I read my first book – a mystery story – when I was seven and nearing the end of grade two. My reading vocabulary was still very limited, but my desire to read was overwhelming. Why? I saw my sister and father reading every minute of their spare time, and so I knew it must {Read More}