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Why Some People Read More than Others

by Jan Pierce, M.Ed

Have you ever wondered why some people, adults and children alike, read more than their friends and coworkers? Why do some people always have a book in their hands and others read only when pressed to do so?

Parents and teachers want to know the answer to this question.

Imagine the Possibilities

by Kelly Steinke, M.S. Ed., NBCT

Is your child reading & spelling at grade level?

Reading is fundamental and essential for academic success. 

So, what do you do when your child is not reading at grade level?  Consider the following scenario.

How to Strengthen Your Child’s Reading Skills this Summer

by Sarah Major M.Ed.

If your child has struggled with reading during the last school year, I would imagine that the last thing he or she wants to hear is that you plan to use the summer to strengthen reading skills. For this reason, it is very important to not do the same things this summer that were already difficult for your child.

The approach to strengthening reading skills needs to be fun, different from the norm, and needs to provide success quickly.
Let’s pretend your child is named Chris:

Make Your Read Aloud Time Enjoyable

by Carren Joy

To make your read aloud times enjoyable, find quiet activities for your children to do while you read. Don't be too picky about your children being still and quiet during reading. Some children just don't want to snuggle or can't be still to listen to a story, and others just zone out or fall asleep! However, if they have a quiet activity to keep their hands busy, and a few simple rules to follow, you may be surprised how much better they all pay attention. Even for your teens, this list offers good ideas for mindless, mellow fun.

Questions about Math

By Elaine Sigal

A parent calls me to discuss his child’s grades since the child is not doing well in math and the parent does not know why. I ask if the child has any reading issues or if the child has ever been tested for a reading disability. The parent is quite confused and reiterates that he is calling about his child’s math grade. Am I confused?

Read This Before Buying a Speed Reading Software

Speed reading software has become extremely popular lately. This is due to the fact that software is a lot more interactive than e-books or stand-alone videos that try to teach speed reading techniques. Nonetheless, this doesn’t mean that all such software is effective. There are a few factors that you need to consider before buying a speed reading program. 

1.    Software Compatibility

6 Ways to Jump Start Reading Faster Even Children Can Learn

Are you interested in learning how to read faster? Speed reading is really easy to learn when you have the right tools and resources. Here are 6 tips to help you jump start your reading today.

1.    Use Meta Guiding

Horses and Home Schooling – Learn About An Animal They Love

by Christy Landwehr

Is your child’s imaginary friend a horse? Does she draw horses during art? Are her favorite books Black Beauty, War Horse, Horse Whisperer and the Black Stallion? If you have a child who is passionate about horses, why not utilize that passion to teach her math, science, history, literature, and much more!

Finding the Right Time to Get Your Homeschool Child On Track to Read

by Ms.Tirtza Koren Gal

Learning to read is something we all remember, for the most part. In fact, many of us even remember the age at which we learned to read and use this number as a factor in judging intelligence. Given our culture's competitive predisposition, it's no surprise that many parents are eager to get their children on track and learning to read at a young age.

Are you JUST Reading to Them?

by Rachel DeMille

So much has been said about the importance of reading to our kids; and those of us who do can attest that it’s a formative experience–on so many levels:

•    Bonding
•    Laughing
•    Making memories
•    A shared language
•    Gratitude
•    Reliving the past
•    Pity and compassion
•    Empathy for others