Tag Archives: literacy

How to Raise a Reader: 5 Tips for Parents

When my son Jack was in preschool, he read Charlotte’s Web aloud fluently to his classmates. When he was in kindergarten, he began disappearing into his room for a few hours every afternoon to read. My son is known for … Continue reading

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Leveled Early Readers: Valuable Tool or Marketing Ploy?

The number of early readers being published has exploded. On one hand, this trend is great. Kids learning to read today have many more options to choose from than they have had in the past. They are more likely to … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Encouraging Your Child to Read This Summer (It’s not too late!)

With the coming school year right around the corner, this is an excellent time to take steps to encourage your child to read. I truly believe that every child can learn to love reading. If you have a child who … Continue reading

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15 Early Chapter Book Series to Turn Kids into Voracious Readers This Summer

Summer is a great time to introduce kids to new chapter book series. If a kid discovers a series they enjoy, they will often read the entire series. Here are fifteen fantastic early chapter book series for newly independent readers. … Continue reading

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15 More Fantastic Books for Kids Learning to Read

This booklist picks up where I left off with 20 Fantastic Books for Kids Learning to Read. In “20 Fantastic Books for Kids Learning to Read,” I recommended books for kids just beginning to sound out words. This coming week my … Continue reading

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Introducing Children to Books, Part II

This post is the second in a three-part series of posts about choosing books for young children at various stages of development. All three posts will be permanently housed here: Introducing Children to Books. When my third child was eighteen months … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Challenge: Week 5. Decide whether to establish a weekly library routine.

While summer vacation is longer than 10 weeks, I set a goal of heading to the library 10 times during the summer to leave time for this… and this…

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Summer Reading Challenge: Week 2. Get your children their own library cards.

It is not too late to join us for the Summer Reading Challenge! To participate: 1. Take 10 trips to the library. You may wish to establish a weekly routine of heading to the library at a set time each week, … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Challenge: Week 1. Go to the library!

The Summer Reading Challenge begins this week! For an introduction to the Summer Reading Challenge, take a look at this post. I have broken the Summer Reading Challenge into 10 simple steps that you can take to encourage your children to … Continue reading

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37 Super Summer Reading Lists for Kids Ages 0-10

Are you looking for a great list of books to read with your kids this summer? A summer reading list can help you and your kids branch out and discover great new books. A summer reading list can also simplify your … Continue reading

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