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Reading to Children

After 20 Years, Reading With My Kids Is Finally Fun

Cheryl Scott | Posted 05.09.2016 | Parents
Cheryl Scott

As a young mother 19 years ago, nightly readings with our two sons was a special part of the bedtime routine. The challenge was trying to keep my eyes open all the way through story-time. After a full day at work, then the regular nightly chores we all face, I often felt like the lead zombie in The Walking Dead. More than once, my head nodded and hit the pillow before I finished reading the bedtime story.

How Tootle Can Kick-Start Your Child's Journey to a Better Life

Christina Larmer | Posted 08.06.2015 | Parents
Christina Larmer

After taking their seats across from me, the boy began to fidget, then twiddle his thumbs and glance about. Within minutes he was up and helping himself to one of many books that had been piled high on a bright red, plastic side table just for kids.

The Only Stress-Free 100% Parenting Win Is Reading to Your Kids

Ann Imig | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Ann Imig

After weeks, months and years of parent sleep-deprivation accumulate, an educational experience that merely requires snuggling up on the couch or in bed, reading words from a page with a kid or two tucked in each armpit, feels like a revelation.

12 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Succeed At School

Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents

Parents want their children to succeed in life. And for 94 percent of parents polled by the Pew Research Center, prosperity includes going to college....

10 Ways to Raise a Reader

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.03.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Many parents think that as soon as their kids learn to read on their own, they no longer need to be read to. But kids still love it and benefit from it as they hear the rhythm of the language, learn correct pronunciation and get to relax and just take it all in.

The Missing Piece: Discovering the Joy in Parent-Child Reading

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

If we hope to produce life-long readers, we need to instill a desire to read, not just because it is important for building a child's school readiness, but because it is fun and it builds parent-child relationships.

How Do You Model Reading for Children in the Digital Age?

Quora | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents

The goal is to have books and stories that kids of every age love to read and want to have near their bodies, so they can pick up the book and say or gesture 'read?!' and a parent or caregiver will comply with joy.

The Riches of Reading to Babies

Christine French Cully | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Christine French Cully

"The Reading Mother" is an old poem, and I'm not sure when I first heard it. But my favorite line comes to mind whenever I see a mom reading to her child: "Richer than I you will never be -- I had a mother who read to me."

Catherine Pearson

Pediatricians Call For Parents To Read Aloud To Their Children Every Day | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents

If your child's next visit to the pediatrician includes a clear emphasis on reading, don't be surprised. On Tuesday, the American Academy of Pedi...

Honey, I Killed the Kids' Love of Reading

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

Not that into reading? Keep trying! Stop labeling our kids, and instead start figuring out what they love, what interests them... and make reading the vehicle to learn more about it.

How to Create a Successful Reading Experience for Your Child

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 09.10.2013 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Your own enthusiasm for reading is one of the most effective and accessible tools in your parenting toolbox to help reduce stress and encourage your child to engage in summer reading.

Waking to Consciousness With the Word: Reading to Children

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 05.06.2013 | Books
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

The warm bed, the ready meal, a human face and voice at my office door, the phone, an appointment? If I am writing, it is as though I am sleep-walking; conscious only to and of the threads of language emerging from my mind and onto the page.

Episode #130 - An Author Visit to Sandy Hook

Katie Davis | Posted 04.21.2013 | Parents
Katie Davis

Marc Tyler Nobleman had the idea for an author "talent show" for Sandy Hook almost immediately. Here is the wonderful, loving and positive result of that idea.

An Obsessed Toddler Is the Perfect Pre-Reader

Katie Davis | Posted 03.05.2013 | Parents
Katie Davis

Whether it's construction, trains or Princess Barbie, the drill is the same. Our kids live it and breathe it. When your child wants nothing but more trains, trains, trains, don't try to distract him. Give him trains! Go to the library and lead him to all those delectable books about trains.

On The Importance Of Reading With Children: 7 Great Books To Read With Kids

Zoë Triska | Posted 02.18.2013 | Books
Zoë Triska

It's safe to say that I've always been a big reader. I can clearly remember the first time I sat and read a full book, when everything just clicked. It was magical.

Soledad O'Brien on Parenting and the Magic of Reading

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
Earl Martin Phalen

"People love to be read to. They love the closeness."

Why Maurice Sendak's Books are for Grownups, Too

Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE | Posted 07.08.2012 | Parents
Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE

Wait, you thought Maurice Sendak's books were for kids?