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The Guilty Father

Nathan Timmel | Posted 05.24.2016 | Parents
Nathan Timmel

Why had I let her meltdown, allowing her to cry and lose control of her emotions instead of just reading the book in the first place? Was I trying to be a firm-hand parent? Saying no for the sake of no, so she would learn she doesn't always get her way or what she wants? I don't know, but I felt awful the entire time she slept.

BookBox: Scaling children's reading

Brij Kothari | Posted 03.10.2016 | Education
Brij Kothari

Children's books have not scaled Few would disagree with this time-honoured prescription. Children need to grow up reading children's books, or bein...

Therapy Dogs Help Teach Elementary Students That Reading Isn't Ruff

The Huffington Post | Marielle Olentine | Posted 12.08.2015 | Good News

These first-graders at a local public school in Park Slope, Brooklyn, had something to talk about at their dinner tables this past week. The elementar...

3 Ways to Encourage Reading -A Reluctant Reader Success Story

Lisa Lewis Tyre | Posted 11.20.2016 | Parents
Lisa Lewis Tyre

Almost nothing could entice my daughter to read simply for the pleasure of it. The year she turned thirteen, all of that changed. Now she reads close to eight hours a day. How did we get there? Here are three strategies that I believe significantly helped her fall in love with reading.

6 Steps to Raising a Bookworm

Sara Keagle | Posted 10.04.2016 | Parents
Sara Keagle

Get Caught Reading, in case it wasn't implied in the last tip. Be seen reading yourself. Read for pleasure; be the example. Like so many things in life, nothing could ever work quite as well as being their example.

Meet Gizmo, Healer of Hearts

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 08.14.2016 | Good News
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

Meet Gizmo, a 3.5-pound wonderdoglet on a mission to change the world one doggy hug at a time. During the very early stages of our journey, Gizmo exhibited a keen sense of people's emotions.

Why Reading to Learn Is Seldom Taught

Vicki Cobb | Posted 07.21.2016 | Education
Vicki Cobb

A retired public elementary school principal recently told me that the rule in education used to be that grades 1-3 were about learning to read. After that, it was reading to learn. But that's not happening today with the current emphasis on ELA skills through the Common Core State Standards.

Sneak In Summer Learning

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

Most parents know that kids should not abandon all learning during the summer lest they lose the reading, writing, and math skills they worked so hard to gain during the school year. While there is no need to turn summer into a version of summer homeschooling, summer is a good time to allow kids to learn in a less structured, more fun way.

7-Year-Old's Library Wish Inspires Book Donations Across Brazil

HuffPost Brazil | Larissa Baltazar | Posted 05.14.2015 | Parents

"One book is worth 100 books in my heart." "Books have three qualities: having them, exchanging them, and their smell. You can journey through lit...

Reading To Young Kids May Change Brain Activation

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Reading to small children may help prepare their brains for reading-readiness, a new study sugges...

Give Volunteers the Credit They Deserve

Michael Lombardo | Posted 06.20.2015 | Impact
Michael Lombardo

As we wrap up National Volunteer Week, it's compelling to consider why it is that the word "just" is so often attached to the word "volunteers."

Spotlight On Children's Books and Author Karen T. Bartlett

Kristen Houghton | Posted 06.16.2015 | Books
Kristen Houghton

As an author, parent and educator, I am a huge proponent of getting kids to read real books. Ebooks are fine, of course. But holding a real book in your hands and turning the pages is a precious experience that all children should have.

The 8 Essential Kinds Of Books That Every Kid Should Own

Tom M. Burns | Posted 05.02.2015 | Parents
Tom M. Burns

I think there are certain TYPES of books that every kid should be exposed to -- the kinds of books that truly introduce them to the best of what the written word has to offer.

Reading Instruction and the Achievement Gap

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

In the last decade or so, schools have so focused on early reading that too many have ignored the need for students to know a great deal of content to understand what they are reading. Too many have undervalued the role instruction in science, history, and the arts play in reading instruction -- which is, I suspect, at least part of why so many eighth-graders don't read at a proficient level.

8-Year-Old Book-Lover Gives Enthusiastic, Inspiring Speech About Reading

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents

Eight-year-old Madison Reid might just be the new unofficial spokesperson for child literacy. The third-grader took the Internet by storm last wee...

Reasons Why Reading With Your Child Is a Habit Worth Keeping

Adriana & George Sifakis | Posted 01.06.2015 | Books
Adriana & George Sifakis

I have had great success with reading with my children and will continue the habit and routine of reading together daily, to promote and encourage literacy and confidence.

This 4-Year-Old Has A Powerful Message For The World

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

My 4-year-old daughter loves to create imaginative stories as she flips through her books, but will only recite them aloud if she believes she is alone. Sneaking upon her one afternoon, I heard the most incredible thing.

26 Entertaining And Educational Books For Back-To-School Season

Posted 08.07.2015 | Parents

The kids are in school. Finally. If you're like HuffPost blogger Devon Corneal, you let them slide this summer. They barely cracked a book during the ...

16 Things Bookworms Will Ignore To Finish A Great Read

Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents

August 9th is National Book Lovers Day. Naturally, our celebration includes the littlest literati. We asked the HuffPost Parents Facebook communi...

A Teacher's Unlikely Crush (on an eReader)

Kyle Redford | Posted 09.20.2014 | Education
Kyle Redford

You know when you fall in love, that feeling that you want to tell everyone you know about it? That's me right now. I'm in love with an eReader.

Why More Diversity in Children's Literature Is Absolutely Necessary

Katherine Rose | Posted 08.30.2014 | Books
Katherine Rose

Every child deserves the mirror experience in literature. But that is not possible unless our libraries, schools, and homes contain diverse books that allow all readers to see their lived experiences and cultural traditions worthy of being in print.

Students Understand Less When They Read From Computers, Says Research

edweek | Benjamin Herold | Posted 05.14.2014 | Parents

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Week, where it was originally published. Comprehension may suffer when students read on the digital de...

The Bittersweet Milestone I Didn't See Coming

Devon Corneal | Posted 05.20.2014 | Parents
Devon Corneal

Reading is one of those things that make sense to me as a mother, something that came easily and defines the contours of my days.

Little Kids Read Books To Shelter Cats, Adorableness Ensues

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 02.24.2016 | Good News

It's an adorable win-win situation: Kids can practice reading while shelter cats get the affection they need. Organized by the Animal Rescue Leagu...

17 Holiday Books To Read With Your Kids All Season Long

Posted 12.12.2013 | Parents

Huff Post blogger Devon Corneal loves picking out holiday books for the kids in her life. (Ok, so maybe she buys a bunch for herself too, but she ask...