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Reading to Kids

Why our kids need real books.

Danielle Lindner | Posted 01.13.2017 | Parents
Danielle Lindner

We all have a tablet, I-phone, I-pad, something we carry or use to get things done and often use to entertain our kids, or even read a book ourselves....

This Baby Is All Of Us At The End Of A Great Book

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents

Reading a good book sets off a roller coaster of emotions: shocking thrills, elated highs and the crashing sadness when it's all over. Even a baby can...

Dad Offers Brilliant Way To Read To Three Kids At A Time

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents

Father of three Hal Taylor believes of reading to your kids is one of the most important things a parent can do. After his third child was born, howev...

Science Proves Reading To Kids Really Does Change Their Brains

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.06.2015 | Parents

Pediatricians often recommend parents routinely read aloud to their young children. Now, for the first time, researchers have hard evidence that doing...

Why Parents Hate the Book "Love You Forever"

Erica June | Posted 06.04.2016 | Comedy
Erica June

I conducted a very informal poll asking parents what book they most hated reading to their kids. Without a doubt, Love You Forever by Robert Munsch w...

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...

Best Summer Books to Read With Your Daughters

Diana Whitney | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Diana Whitney

We were about a third of the way through The Hobbit when my 9-year-old asked skeptically, "Mommy, where are the girl characters?"

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....

Family Activities to Encourage Good Reading Habits

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 05.02.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

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.

6 Tips to Make Your Kids Love To Read

Anabelle Valenzuela-Alarcón | Posted 03.24.2015 | Parents
Anabelle Valenzuela-Alarcón

Reading brings many benefits for kids: it helps them expand, organize and get to know their environment and the world around them.

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.

Is a Comic Strip Worth a Thousand Words?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

She thrilled us when she sent me some panels from a comic strip she'd drawn -- and got me to thinking all over again about what I would've missed had she never been around.

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...

The Crucial Activity More Dads Should Do With Their Kids

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents

This Father's Day, some parents are putting the focus on an important gift dads can give to their kids, rather than the other way around. Jordan Ll...

6 Powerful Ideas for Reading with Kids

Kurt Wootton | Posted 05.18.2014 | Parents
Kurt Wootton

Reading daily to our children is important for both the pleasure it brings in its own right and for the future benefits it promises for academic, professional, and even economic success. Here are few ideas for making reading an interactive journey.

Why I'll Read 20 Books Before Bedtime

Rachael Clarke | Posted 03.15.2014 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

It's hard to say no when you see her eyes light up, watch her become transfixed with the stories, the artistry on the pages. When you hear new words spill out of her daily, see her comprehend and make connections. When she literally dances at the suggestion of reading.

Introducing Your Kids to Great Literature

John McCormick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Talk to your kids about the stories you loved at their age and why. Describe the wonder you felt when you first read a favorite book and the worlds it opened for you.

The Importance Of Storytelling For Your Children

The Huffington Post | Zuania Ramos | Posted 08.26.2013 | Latino Voices

Making children go to bed early can be a challenge for many parents, who know that a productive day at school begins with a good night’s sleep. One ...

The Littlest Critic -- What My Toddler Taught Me About Writing

Eleni Gage | Posted 07.24.2013 | Parents
Eleni Gage

Writing the first draft of my second novel as a new mom living in Nicaragua and Miami Beach, I have no workshop to instill fear, excitement and motivation in me. But I do have one vociferous little mentor: my toddler, Amalía.

Discovering the Gift of a Learning Disability

Gary Karton | Posted 07.01.2013 | Parents
Gary Karton

When I had kids, I promised myself that I would do everything in my power to encourage them to love reading. I knew firsthand that lectures wouldn't work. They didn't work on me. Instead, for the first time in my life, I embraced reading.

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.

Nanny Emma's Picks: The Best Books for Kids, Part I (ages 1-6)

Emma Jenner | Posted 04.13.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

It's hard to tell which recently published books will stand the test of time, but in my decades of experience as a nanny, I've learned what to look for: Books that are designed to be read with children, not to them. Here are some of my recent favorites.

Great Expectations

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 03.10.2013 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

In the dark of predawn I lay in bed, tucked snugly beneath my downy comforter, sleet pinging against the window panes in soft yet fitful waves. Against all odds associated with parenthood, no one under the age of 8 burst into the room to announce that the sky was falling.