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Reluctant Readers

Spilled Milk: Let's Build an App for Struggling Readers

William Lucas Walker | Posted 05.26.2016 | Parents
William Lucas Walker

Do you have a child who hates to read? I have two. As a heedless, promiscuous lover of words, I find it hard not to see my children's resistance to reading as anything but the ultimate karmic bitch-slap.

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.

Teaching the Love of Reading

Karin Schott | Posted 11.10.2016 | Parents
Karin Schott

I am not a literacy expert. I'm just gonna say that right up front. I am sure there a people with much more education than I have who can tell you all about what happens in a child's brain when you read to them.

Encouraging the Discouraged Reader

Rob Furman | Posted 05.12.2016 | Education
Rob Furman

Why do we have so many children that choose not to read? As I pondered that question, I was watching a children's TV channel and decided to do some informal research. I decided to pay particular attention to the commercials being presented to our children.

Reading Captain Underpants

Lori Day | Posted 05.12.2014 | Parents
Lori Day

I'm all for helping kids find their passions in books. It's about what gets your child to not hear you when you announce that dinner is ready. It's not about title dropping.

There Are No Boy Books

Charles London | Posted 10.31.2011 | Home
Charles London

Reluctant readers, it seems, like fart jokes. They also seem to like gross food, nonstop action, and the occasional illustration. For those not in the business, the term "reluctant reader" tends to be a synonym for "boy."