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Why More Diversity in Children's Literature Is Absolutely Necessary

Katherine Rose | Posted 06.30.2014 | 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 d...

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 02.18.2014 | 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...

250 Million School Age Kids Can't Read, Report Says

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — At least 250 million of the world's 650 million primary school age children are unable to read, write or do basic mathematics,...

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...

21 Great Reads For Back-To-School Season

Posted 09.05.2013 | Parents

HuffPost Blogger Devon Corneal is done. She's gone to every park, planned every playdate, caught a million lightning bugs, eaten every flavor of popsi...

Librarian Criticizes Boy For Reading TOO Much?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.22.2013 | Parents

Apparently, this New York elementary school student is too good at reading. Nine-year-old Tyler Weaver and his mother are upset after a local libr...

Voices and Choices: The Secrets to Summer Reading and Writing Success

Pam Allyn | Posted 09.25.2013 | Parents
Pam Allyn

Summer is an ideal time to empower children to master control of their reading lives. By supplementing the reading lists that are sent home with time for the child to match his passions to his reading, we give a child the sense that he is curating his own reading life.

No, I Won't Use an e-Reader

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.02.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The book encapsulated a deep sense of pleasure, safety, wonder, satisfaction, and above all, love. These early experiences linger with us, and can have enormous emotional resonance.

Off the Books

Remy M. Maisel | Posted 07.09.2013 | Books
Remy M. Maisel

Something strange happened to me around when I started college: I stopped reading books. Not "I stopped reading." Not "I stopped reading stories." Not "I stopped reading for long periods of time without interruption." I just, specifically, stopped reading books.

How Comics Helped My Kid Love Reading

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.08.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

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.

A Parent's Part in Motivating Independent Reading

Rob Furman | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents
Rob Furman

Independent reading is a key factor in reading success. But what exactly does independent reading mean? Independent reading is when a child is reading for pleasure at his/her comfort level.

A Zero on a Mission

Monique Ruffin | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

As a mother of a 6-year-old who has a unique learning style, I'm always on the lookout for creative books that teach fundamentals, such as the alphabe...

New Year's Resolutions Your Kids Wish You'd Make (and Keep)

Christina Pesoli | Posted 03.02.2013 | Parents
Christina Pesoli

It's that time of year again; time to take stock and make changes. Instead of pledging yet again to take off extra pounds or cut back on spending, your kids have something else in mind for you. The following are the New Year's resolutions that they'd like you to make -- and keep.

Getting Kids to Read and Cook

Rozanne Gold | Posted 11.19.2012 | Impact
Rozanne Gold

It's back-to-school month with no letup in our country's interminable decline into child illiteracy and obesity.

Book Trails: Reacquainting Children With Reading (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 11.04.2012 | Books
Bus 52

Before there were video games and the internet, there were books. Ask a baby boomer what it was like growing up and you'll hear about all of the wonderful outdoors and the magic that a good book has on the imagination.

Cheri Daniels and the Scholastic Summer Challenge

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact
Earl Martin Phalen

I recently had the chance to chat with first lady Daniels about her favorite books, her thoughts on the importance of reading rituals, and how she's helping to ensure that the children of Indiana grow up as successful readers.

Remember This TV Show? Reading Rainbow Comes To The iPad

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 06.22.2012 | Technology

Beloved kids' TV series "Reading Rainbow" is back -- but this time it's on a tablet, not a television set. The popular children's show has "reimagi...

Books Your Kid Should Read This Month

| Posted 02.19.2012 | Parents

By Regan McMahon Finding the right book for your kid can be a challenge. But if you guess right and keep new ones coming, you may be on your way to...

If You Dress Your Child Like a Tart, Don't Worry, You're Not to Blame

Christina Patterson | Posted 01.27.2012 | Parents
Christina Patterson

I find it hard to disagree with Helen Wright that when little girls wear "Future WAG" T-shirts, and make-up, and high heels, there's "something intensely wrong." But parents, she said, aren't to blame. Schools, she said, had "a key role to play" in providing guidance.

Why 'The Ugly Truth' Is So Appealing

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

Kids are changing faster in these years of early adolescence than at any time since infancy. They're trying to figure out not only how their bodies work but who they are going to be and where they fit in.

What Can I Do If My Child Hates Reading?

Posted 12.27.2011 | Parents

Dear Susan, I have an 11-year-old who gets A's B's, but one big F when it comes to reading. She is required to read three books per semester, check...

Screen Time, Young Kids and Literacy: New Data Begs Questions

Lisa Guernsey | Posted 12.25.2011 | Education
Lisa Guernsey

The larger picture painted by today's statistics is hard to miss: Media is embedded in children's lives and dominating hours of their days, while reading is trailing behind.

The Reality Of Kids And Screen Time

| Posted 12.25.2011 | Parents

By Caroline Knorr (Click here to read original article.) Did you read to your kids today? Did you park them in front of the television? Did you han...