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1402, 2016

Read Across America: A Fun Day To Celebrate

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.
~ Dr. Seuss

“NEA’s Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, […]

2401, 2016

5 Ways Fairy Tales Help Your Child Excel In Reading

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ~ Albert Einstein

January 26th is National Fairy Tale Day. (Yep. There truly is such a day! I’m glad, because I think fairy tales are invaluable to your child’s learning and […]

1401, 2016

National Reading Day- Get Kids Excited to Read With This Celebration

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” — Margaret Fuller

“National Reading Day is an annual event which celebrates and encourages reading by younger children. National Reading Day is celebrated in thousands of schools all around the United States. This literacy event is designed to help Pre-K through Third Grade students develop the literacy foundation they need […]

701, 2016

5 Free & Fun Reading Apps For Kids

Originally posted on Moms Magazine
We need to prepare students for their future, not our past.–Ian Jukes
These reading apps for kids are sure to spark some interest and develop a love for literacy. I search and reviewed many apps to find these five that are filled with good reading skills as well as free.

The Forest […]

301, 2016

6 Ways To Make Reading A Tasty Treat

I hear many kids say things like: “Reading’s not my thing. I’m a sports guy.” or “I hate reading.” I just don’t believe it. I tend to believe this quote:

“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” J.K. Rowling

Reading is truly delightful. I know. I used to be the kid that […]

1911, 2015

A Christmas Countdown That Gets Kids Reading

He who hasn’t Christmas in his heart will never find it under the tree.
~ Roy L. Smith

A Christmas countdown is part of our yearly Christmas traditions. I just love advent calendars and the excitement that mounds as our family counts the days down to Christmas. I love the visual representation of advent calendars and […]

1411, 2015

Picture Book Month: 5 Favorites & Why

Before they read words, children are reading pictures. ~ David Weisner

November is picture book month. Picture book month is an international initiative to encourage everyone to celebrate literacy with picture books. Picture books pack amazing benefits for kids. Here are just a few of the many benefits:

Strengthen relationships

Increase vocabulary

Increase empathy

Promote reading and learning

Promotes imagination

Promotes comprehension

Sets […]

111, 2015

6 Keys To Making The Classics Come Alive

“Many of the greatest books are like a forest. The best way to get to know them is to wander right into the middle and get lost.” ~ Anthony Esolen

I was fortunate to write an article about getting kids hooked on the classics.  Nowadays, kids have so, so many options in literature that is good, […]

2310, 2015

7 Top Magazines For Kids That Keep Them Reading

Magazines are delightful; they’re like stepping into a real world without all the pages of a novel. ~ Pamela Hall

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of these companies. I am not doing a sponsored post for them. I am simply sharing what I think are quality magazines that get children hooked on reading.
Do you […]

810, 2015

30 Days To Becoming A Better Writer

Be ruthless about protecting writing days… ~ J.K. Rowling

Writing is one of the most important life skills to have; yet, it is often overlooked and left out in school. Our kids need to be better writers, but many parents and teachers avoid writing because they are uncertain how to teach it correctly or assess it. […]

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