April, 2013 – READS Reviewed by Schoolhouse Review Crew
In April, the Schoolhouse Review Crew posted 40 reviews of READS. The Review Crew is associated with The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, a publication dedicated to homeschoolers. The members of the Crew are home school parents who test products and post their opinions on their blogs. You can read the summary and link to the individual blogs from this page: Schoolhouse Review Crew
July, 2012- Elaine Meyers article published in Parent Guide News
Elaine’s article entitled “Summer Reading, Learning to love books” was published in the July issue of Parent Guide News. Parents need to balance a relaxing summer with building upon all that was learned during the academic year. In the article Elaine explains the three key components that parents should consider when creating a summer reading program to help combat summer learning loss. You can read the article here Summer Reading, Learning to love books
December 5th, 2011- Elaine Meyers article published in Our Kids
Elaine’s article entitled “What’s a parent to do?” was published in Our Kids on December 5th. With so many demands facing parents on a daily basis, the article addresses the question “How can you be certain your elementary-aged child understood what he or she read during their required 20 minutes of homework reading?” You can read the article here What’s a parent to do?
Twitter Book Party, December 6st, 7pm
Kids and parents, join us for a Twitter chat about the book Bun Bun Button with author Patricia Polacco. and hosted by elementary reading expert Elaine Meyers, creator of Reads Homework Helper.
September 26, 2011 – Elaine Meyers interviewed for a GreatSchools.org Article
Elaine was interviewed by Carol Lloyd from GreatSchools.org for an article entitled “What happens if you get a bad teacher?” You can read the entire article on the GreatSchools.org web site by clicking What happens if you get a bad teacher?
Twitter Book Party, August 31st, 7pm
Kids and parents, join us for a Twitter chat about the book Stir It Up! with author Ramin Ganeshram. and hosted by elementary reading expert Elaine Meyers, creator of Reads Homework Helper.
August 24, 2011 – READS awarded The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval.
READS was awarded the 2011 Seal of Approval by The National Parenting Center. “The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval program, created in 1990 identifies the finest products and services being marketed to the parent/child audience. The consumer oriented testing process solicits evaluations from parents and their children. This award signifies to other parents that their peers have acknowledged a product’s quality and desirability based on a wide variety of determining factors.”
August 16, 23 and August 31, 2011- Elaine Meyers article published in OurKidsMedia
Elaine has written another article for OurKidsMedia. It’s a 3 part mini series about “Back to school”. Part one focuses on “Summer Brain Drain”. Part 2 is entitled “Preparation: It’s Not Too Late”. Part 3 is “The First Chapter”. You can read the articles by selecting from the following:
Part 1 – Summer Brain Drain
Part 2 – Preparation: It’s Not Too Late
Part 3 – The First Chapter
August 10, 2011 – Elaine Meyers appeared on the Fox Good Day Philadelphia TV show.
Elaine Meyers appeared on the Fox Good Day Philadelphia TV show with Jenn Frederick. Elaine spoke about still having time to get the kid’s summer reading in as well as providing tips to prepare kids to go back to school. Click on the video below to see Elaine’s discussion with Jenn Fredrick.
Elaine also offered these tips to help your kids get their summer reading done:
- Establish a routine now to get kids ready for the school year.
- Start to implement routine wake-up and bed times.
- Wean kids off of TV and video and back into books.
- Get kids back into structured activities (Ex: sports).
- Even in August, act to prevent summer “brain drain.”
- Summer learning loss typically equals at least one month of instruction.
- Indentify appropriate reading material for the upcoming grade level.
- Have kids read at least 20 minutes a day and discuss it with you.
- Create a reading and homework-friendly environment.
- Use tools that will get kids excited and interested in school.
- Take them back-to-school shopping with you.
- Encourage them to write a list and create a budget.
- Find other interactive homework tools like READS Homework Helper.
- 30 question cards, along with supporting material to make sure kids are comprehending.
- Works with any reading material.
- Makes homework less stressful.
August 1, 2011 – READS awarded Creative Child Magazine’s Seal of Excellence.
READS was awarded the 2011 Seal of Excellence by Creative Child Magazine. “Creative Child Magazine’s Awards Program is unique in that all products submitted are reviewed by parents, educators and professionals alike. Products are not reviewed by any one person. They are reviewed by many people-the very people who purchase them.”
May 9, 2011 – Elaine Meyers Interviewed on Ben FM Radio.
Elaine was interviewed by Marilyn Russell for her “Woman of the Week” broadcast on 95.7 Ben FM radio in Philadelphia. Elaine discussed the history of READS along with its use and benefits for elementary school kids. To listen to Elaine’s interview with Marilyn click here Elaine’s Ben FM Interview.
Elaine has written a 3 part article for OurKidsMedia entitled “How To Keep Children Reading Over the Summer”. Part one focuses on “Creating a Positive At-Home Reading Environment”. Part 2 is “Select the Right Books and Reading Material”. Part 3 is “Get Involved and Ask Questions”. You can read the article by selecting from the following:
Part 1 – Creating a Positive At-Home Reading Environment
Part 2 – Select the Right Books and Reading Material
Part 3 – Get Involved and Ask Questions
June 14, 2011- Elaine Meyers Quoted in Republican Herald Blog
Elaine Meyers and READS were featured in Republican Herald’s Mommy Mentions Blog! The title is “Make it more than words”. Elaine discusses how to keep kids engaged and reading during the summer and all year long. To read the blog click here Republican Herald Blog
May 17, 2011 – Today’s Parent Feature Article by Elaine Meyers
The feature article for May 17, 2011 in Today’s Parent was written by Elaine. The topic is “Summer Reading Tips”. To read Elaine’s article click here Today’s Parent Article