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National Reading Month: It's Time to Pay Attention

Kristi Yamaguchi | Posted 05.10.2015 | Parents
Kristi Yamaguchi

With National Reading Month now upon us, it's a terrific time for us adults to pay attention to some crucial statistics -- nearly half of our kindergartners start school unprepared, for example -- and take up a challenge to read to our young children for just 20 minutes a day.

States Take Steps To Promote Elementary School Reading Proficiency

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline, where it was originally published. Educators have known for decades that learning how to read by the ...

A Parent's Part in Motivating Independent Reading

Rob Furman | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents
Rob Furman

Independent reading is a key factor in reading success. But what exactly does independent reading mean? Independent reading is when a child is reading for pleasure at his/her comfort level.

Winning the War on Terror One Child at a Time

Matt Zeller | Posted 07.09.2013 | World
Matt Zeller

Literacy is not only the path to social mobility in Afghanistan and numerous other countries, it is also the only truly effective long term weapon we have against ilk like the Taliban and al Qaeda.

Maryland Elementary School Nixes Homework

Posted 09.07.2012 | Education

Instead of assigning homework, teachers at Gaithersburg Elementary School in Maryland are asking students to spend 30 minutes a night reading, Fox 5 r...

Why Storytime Matters

Flavia Colgan | Posted 09.16.2012 | Education
Flavia Colgan

Whether a child is drawn to tales of medieval wizards or stories about the simple lives of everyday children -- storytime encapsulates the way books can channel the young imagination into intellectual growth.

Marilynne Robinson: 'When I Was A Child I Read Books'

Posted 03.20.2012 | Books

By Madeline Crum, The Huffington Post: The following is an excerpt from "When I Was A Child I Read Books" by Marilynne Robinson [Farrar, Straus and Gi...

Have You Hugged a Book Today?

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 05.12.2012 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

All things considered, I deem my children's journey as emerging readers to have been nothing short of remarkable, and I can't help but feel indebted to those who've helped cultivate their enduring love of books -- during this National Reading Month of March, and always.

8 Unusual (But Really Great) Children's Books For February

Devon Corneal | Posted 04.02.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

I'm a sucker for good packaging, and with the books I like, you often can judge a book by its cover. But in case you're still searching, I want to help.

What Can I Do If My Child Hates Reading?

Posted 12.27.2011 | Parents

Dear Susan, I have an 11-year-old who gets A's B's, but one big F when it comes to reading. She is required to read three books per semester, check...

Why Being Banned Is A Privilege

Cecilia Galante | Posted 11.29.2011 | Books
Cecilia Galante

When I received the news that my first novel had been officially banned, I clapped my hands together once, as if catching a fly, and shouted. Being banned in this country is an honor.

How Dogs Are Helping Kids Read [VIDEO]

Posted 09.11.2011 | Education

The search for the perfect tutor may just end with your neighbor's dog. More children across the country are partaking in programs and events that ...

How Johnny (and Janie) Can Learn to Read

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

It is vital for reading specialists to be up to date on the latest research to know the best way to teach young learners how to become fluent readers.

An Adult in a Child's World

Rebecca Serle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Serle

I once thought I had to give up children's books to be an adult, that I had to shelve them in order to become the writer I wanted to be. But it is in these books that we find the secret to writing.

A Suggestion For Michelle Obama

Eleanor Jackson | Posted 12.09.2011 | Books
Eleanor Jackson

I have a suggestion for our First Lady. She should consider starting a book club for young readers.