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Four Ways to Encourage Independent Reading at Home

Posted on 15.Oct.21 in Reading at Home Tips

Parents who love to read can be frustrated when their children lose interest in independent reading after being swamped with school work. If you’ve noticed that your children avoid spending their free time reading, check out these ideas for encouraging kids to read.   1. Set Aside Family Reading Time The best way to engage our […]

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4 Easy Ways to Boost Your Child’s Reading Engagement

Posted on 15.Oct.21 in Reading at Home Tips

Reading engagement is an essential part of your child’s learning experience. When students are entirely focused on their reading materials, they’ve engaged both physically and emotionally. Engaged readers retain more information, find joy in reading, and develop empathy for others. While your child already practices reading engagement in the classroom through choral reading, quizzes, and […]

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How to Help Your Child Set Reading Goals

Posted on 14.Oct.21 in Reading at Home Tips

Reading goals for students can enhance your child’s learning experience and give them a love for knowledge. Chances are, your child’s teacher already has solid reading goals in place, but you can set goals for your child at home, too. Here are a few tried and true ways to help your child meet their goals […]

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3 Reading Resources to Help Kids Love Reading

Posted on 13.Oct.21 in Reading at Home Tips

Reading is a required subject in school, but most parents want their children to foster a love of learning outside the classroom, too. The easiest way to do this is to give them online access to a selection of fun, engaging resources  that will catch their attention. Reading resources parents suggest to their kids can […]

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The Best Nonfiction Books for Picky Readers

Posted on 13.Oct.21 in Book Recommendations

Nonfiction books are a must for any child’s reading list, but it can be difficult when you have a picky reader on your hands. Teaching essential facts about the world around us and opening doors to new possibilities, nonfiction allows those picky readers to deep dive into topics they love.  Though many children prefer to […]

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Must-read Books for 2nd-grade Kids

Posted on 14.Sep.21 in Book Recommendations

Reading is a big deal for kids in the second grade. By this time, many have mastered the basics of phonics and sounding out words. They’re moving toward fluency. By providing your second graders an assortment of wonderful books, such as the four listed below, you can encourage their growing literacy skills. 1. For Independent […]

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Help Your Kids Become Critical Thinkers

Posted on 14.Sep.21 in Book Recommendations

During the junior high years, your kids’ thinking abilities take off by leaps and bounds. Beginning around fifth or sixth grade, kids begin to think more critically about the things they see, hear, and experience. They’re no longer content to simply soak in information. Rather, they become better at connecting the dots, analyzing the “why” […]

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Introducing Your Kids to Autobiographies

Posted on 14.Sep.21 in Book Recommendations

Authors usually write books about other people, whether historical figures or fictional characters. Sometimes, though, authors write information about their own lives. Those works are known as autobiographies. Reading autobiographies can help kids connect with historical events or human experiences. Check out three types of autobiographies for your readers to explore. 1. Classic Autobiographies Most […]

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Four Great Books to Read in 3rd Grade

Posted on 14.Sep.21 in Book Recommendations

Third graders are becoming accomplished readers. Literacy pros say that third-grade students are leaving the learning-to-read stage of life. Instead, they’re moving into the reading-to-learn phase. These four books are great ones to check out as your third grader moves through this transitional year. 1. Learn Something New with Fossil by Fossil Young readers of […]

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