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Back to School Books for your kids to Enjoy. – 08/30/12

Posted on: Thursday, August 30th, 2012 in Back to School, Book recommendations, Dan Greenburg, Reluctant Readers, Rhymes

The new school year has started for some kids and for others, the Labor Day holiday is the last one before school begins.  This week’s book suggestions are fun reading to help get your kids back into the “reading mode” … read more »

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Creating an environment for a summer reading program.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 in Family Activities, parent involvement, Reading, Reluctant Readers, Summer Activities for Kids, Summer learning loss

We at READS believe that parents are the ultimate teachers.  So now that school is out YOU have the challenge of balancing a relaxing summer while still maintaining and building upon all that was learned during the school year.  We … read more »

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Make Flag Day the beginning of a summer reading program.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 in American Flag, Family Activities, Flag Day, Reading tips for kids, Reluctant Readers, Spring break for kids, Summer learning loss

School is almost over for the kids in our country.  Even though they have earned the right to relax and take it easy, it’s important for parents to remember that their role as the reading homework helper will now change.  … read more »

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Help Struggling Readers Avoid the “Summer Slide”

Posted on: Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 in Family Activities, Library, parent involvement, Reading tips for kids, Reluctant Readers, Summer Activities for Kids, Summer learning loss

Summer vacation is nearly upon us, and children everywhere are getting ready to put the backpacks away for a few months and get outside to play. No school may mean fresh air, time with friends, lazy days, and the “Summer … read more »

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Mystery Book Series for Kids – Books Recommendations – 05/24/12

Posted on: Thursday, May 24th, 2012 in Book List, Book recommendations, Books, Mystery, parent involvement, Reading, Reading series for kids, Reluctant Readers

Continuing the theme of book series recommendations from last week, this week we’re recommending mystery book series.  As we said last week, if a child finds a book he or she really likes that part of a series it’s highly … read more »

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Three Fun Tips for Reluctant Readers

Posted on: Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 in Activity Book, Family Activities, Games, Joke, parent involvement, Reluctant Readers

Some kids are reluctant readers.  They just don’t want to read.  For parents who are avid readers, this is disappointing, and we try everything to get our kids to love it like we do.  A recent New York Times blog … read more »

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Book Series for Kids – Books Recommendations – 05/17/12

Posted on: Thursday, May 17th, 2012 in Dan Greenburg, Geronimo Stilton, Mo Williams, Reading is Fundamental, Reading series for kids, Reluctant Readers

Until now I’ve recommended individual books, usually based on my weekly blog.  This week’s recommendations don’t exactly fit with the “Reading is Fundamental” blog but certainly fit with the concept.  If a child finds a book he or she really … read more »

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Reading With Your Child is Fundamental

Posted on: Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 in parent involvement, Reading is Fundamental, Reading tips for kids, Reluctant Readers, RIF

The organization Reading is Fundamental receives federal funding to provide books to low income children. They  commissioned a study to determine if their efforts are having an impact on children and education. The study, Children’s Access to Print Material and … read more »

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Tips for Reluctant Readers and Their Parents

Posted on: Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 in James Patterson, parent involvement, Reading tips for kids, Reluctant Readers

We have spoken before about empowering reluctant readers by letting them have some control over what they read.  James Patterson has some additional tips in his article How to get your kid to be a fanatic reader on www.cnn.com.  He … read more »

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