3 Great Books to Read to Your Kids This Summer

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School's Out. Summer's here. Your child worked so hard during the school year, you want to give them a well-needed break, but you don't want them to suffer from the "summer slide" in reading skills. Here's the good news: From ages 3-13 these books are sure to keep kids interested and talking about … [Read more...]

7 Reading Skills to Help Your Child Become a Better Reader

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If you want your child to get a head start in school, here are the 7 reading skills all good readers need to have and how your child can develop them. Predicting Take a page out of the reality TV playbook and make your own cliffhangers during read-aloud time. During an especially exciting … [Read more...]

How to Choose the Best Books for Babies

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When choosing books conducive to the benefits of reading to babies, there are no hard and fast rules. There are books that are specially designed for certain stages of development, but anything is fair game so long as you keep a few important rules-of-thumb in mind. Follow these … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Read to Your Baby

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You wouldn’t wait until your baby started forming words and sentences before talking to him or her—so why hold off on introducing the joys of reading to your little one? The benefits of reading to children have been proven by hundreds of studies led by education experts. Although most of the … [Read more...]

A New Year’s Resolution That I Finally Kept

I first started using Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read with my son as one of this year's--many--New Year's Resolutions. But unlike other resolutions, such as losing weight and getting my Master's degree, this was one I actually followed through with. It was a time of new beginnings. Eli was five … [Read more...]