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Has Your Child’s Reading Improved Enough This Year?
2:38 pm , May 23, 2018 0

Has Your Child’s Reading Improved Enough This Year?

The school year is drawing to a close and there is only a short time left—have you done everything you can to help your child’s reading improve? Will he be able to read at the level required when he comes back to school in September? There is still time for you to have an impact {Read More}

Books & More Books—They’re The Season’s Must-Have Gifts!
3:35 pm , December 5, 2017 0

Books & More Books—They’re The Season’s Must-Have Gifts!

Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, or the Winter Solstice, include books for everyone on your gift list, and you will make shopping easier, less expensive, and more enjoyable for yourself. I love receiving books, giving books, and shopping for books and, if you like to read, you probably enjoy all these activities, too.

Why Halloween Stories Motivate Children to Read
3:02 pm , October 11, 2017 0

Why Halloween Stories Motivate Children to Read

The big motivators that inspire children to read and keep on reading are the fascinating page-turners that tell of great adventures, exciting mysteries, heroic children, and tales that deal with monsters, ghosts, the weird, and the scary. Yes, this is the time of year to offer children the chance to read spooky Halloween stories geared {Read More}

Will Summer Cause Your Child’s Reading Scores To Plummet?
1:58 pm , July 13, 2017 0

Will Summer Cause Your Child’s Reading Scores To Plummet?

Studies conducted over several years report that the summer break from school can cause a child to lose an estimated two months of reading achievement. There is some variation in the degree of loss because of family circumstances, and there are children whose reading skills remain the same or improve. What should a parent do?

Spooky Halloween Stories Encourage Kids To Read More
3:58 pm , October 18, 2015 1

Spooky Halloween Stories Encourage Kids To Read More

Spooky Halloween stories encourage kids to read more, and play an important role in their emotional education. If your child is a reluctant reader, introducing him to a scary Halloween story may be the nudge he needs to be captivated and to discover that reading can be fun. Another benefit is that spooky stories allow {Read More}

How You Can Keep Your Children Reading This Summer
1:41 pm , June 4, 2015 0

How You Can Keep Your Children Reading This Summer

You can keep your children reading this summer if you emphasize the fun aspect of reading, and make it a part of your family’s regular summer activities along with challenges and rewards.

Books! Books! Books! They’re The Best Gifts For Kids!
7:05 pm , December 8, 2014 1

Books! Books! Books! They’re The Best Gifts For Kids!

Giving books to kids during this gift-giving season is encouraged by researchers who tell us that when children read, it not only hones their reading skills, but also helps children understand, size up, and empathize with other people, and supports creative thinking and problem-solving abilities. You can’t miss if you choose books for the children {Read More}

Spooky Halloween Stories Can Help Make Reading Fun For Kids
1:04 am , October 15, 2014 0

Spooky Halloween Stories Can Help Make Reading Fun For Kids

Kids love Halloween and you can capitalize on their enjoyment of this fun, spooky season by introducing scary-fun books, stories, jokes, and cartoons to make your child’s home reading fun, too. ‘Tis the season to be frightened—is that a bad thing for children? Are Scary Stories Harmful for Kids? According to experts, children, by age {Read More}

Help Children Discover Summer Reading Fun With A Kids’ Whodunit
8:33 am , July 8, 2014 0

Help Children Discover Summer Reading Fun With A Kids’ Whodunit

It’s time to dig out some good summer reading for your children, and nothing is better than giving the gift of a kids’ whodunit as a reward for solving the mysteries presented by another year of school. Our children are now facing a long stretch of free time where they risk losing some of their {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.