General Reading & Writing

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 […]

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. […]

2609, 2015

9 Amazing Benefits Of A Family Nature Walk

Originally  posted on Moms Magazine

Let nature be your teacher ~ William Wordsworth

In the northern hemisphere, the leaves are already beginning to change color. Trees are displaying variegated leaves of greens, yellows, browns, reds, and oranges. When I step outside, I notice the air is getting chillier and has a familiar smell; hello autumn!
Autumn is a […]

1709, 2015

What Every Parent Needs To Know About The 5 R’s

“When I say to a parent, “read to a child”, I don’t want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate. ” — Mem Fox

I bet you’ve heard of the 3 R’s: reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic. But have you heard of the 5R’s? If you haven’t, you are going to be […]

1009, 2015

How To Read Aloud With Your Young Children

Originally posted on Moms Magazine

“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.” — Kate DiCamillo

Reading aloud with your child should always be a special time. It is the single most important thing you can do for your child to set them […]

409, 2015

This Is What Happens When You Read Aloud To Your Baby

Originally posted on Moms Magazine

“Next to hugging your child, reading aloud is probably the longest lasting experience that you can put into your child’s life. You will savor it long after they have grown up. Reading aloud is important for all the reasons that talking to children is important – to inspire them, to guide […]

2708, 2015

Comprehend With Competency: Strategies That Improve Your Child’s Comprehension

In fourth grade, I learned that reading was serious business, not just a pleasant way to pass the time, and that like medicine or engineering, it had a definite, valuable purpose: to foster comprehension.
Walter Kirn
Have you ever gotten to the bottom of a page only to think: What in the world did I just read? […]

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