In addition to simply reading aloud together, there are a myriad of activities that you can do with your child to help encourage good reading habits and develop a lifelong love of reading.
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He then said, "Dad, aren't you glad how I struggled with that word? I think I could feel my brain growing." I smiled: my son was now verbalizing the tell-tale signs of a 'growth mindset.'
President Obama shared a statistic that took my breath away: 86 percent of African American boys can't read proficiently in fourth grade, compared to 58 percent of white peers.
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.
Without graphic novels, I'm sure my son would still be reading, but I'm not sure he'd be enjoying the process quite as much.
At an age when they should be reading to learn, most economically-disadvantaged fourth graders are still learning to read.
Jim Henry first learned to write his name at 96. At 98, he wrote a book, WNC reports.
The lifelong lobsterman was illiterate throughout his life. ...
My kids and I have been listening to Lisa Loeb's new children's album and book, Lisa Loeb's Silly Sing-Along: The Disappointing Pancake and Other Zany Songs, in the car for the last week and we have it fully memorized.
When John Zickefoose was in school, he had a secret: he didn't know how to read. Years later, when his young son busted him for not knowing words in t...
The Annie E. Casey foundation just launched a campaign to increase by at least 50 percent the number of low-income children reading by the end of third grade in at least a dozen states.
"Deep reading," or slow reading, is a sophisticated process in which people can critically think, reflect and understand the words they are looking at...
When I was seven years old, my stepfather handed me a novel to read. It was a yellowing copy of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens -- a story which he ha...
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