Learning to Read

Learning to Read: Secrets of Success

“Teaching kids to read” is the hottest, most painful and anxiety producing question in parent’s discussions. Will the teacher do it? Preschool? Kindergarten? School? Phonics? Whole words? Montessori? Kumon? Natural reading? Reading-video games? Weird-looking reading animals at the annoyingly squeaky educational websites? Internet, social media, instead of offering a wealth of help, are adding a [...]

How to Encourage Kids to Read

Promote reading in your family. Encourage your children to read more. With busy schedules for both parents and kids it is easier to say that than to accomplish it. PBS Reading Rockets asked the parents and teachers to share their ideas about how to encourage kids, especially those who aren’t excited about books, to do [...]

Learning to Read: Magic To the Rescue!

My older one is eight.  He still tenderly believes in Santa.  He still tenderly believes in Magic Tree House (his favorite book series).  He still tenderly believes, that one of his greatest friends – is a little magical  gnome, who has been showering him with gifts, books, letters for years…  who helped him discover the joy [...]

At what age should children start learning to read and write?

 Is it time to learn to read? When should I begin teaching a child to read? As to when the child should begin to learn to read, parents are prevalent among different opinions. Some believe that you should not load your child too much at preschool age, that if he learns to read early, the [...]

My toddler doesn’t like to read!!!

Toddlers are always on the move. Yet, both of my own little ones LOVED books at that age. Though, reading stories wasn’t on their agenda…  eating them (literary) seemed a lot more enticing.   While we didn’t end up eating any books (phew!), reading them together didn’t immediately happen as I was dreaming… Reading stories came [...]

Free Phrases presentation in Englsih, German and Spanish

Some more presentations from Isa: want cards – things that kids like to do, such as playing hockey, playing chess, flying kytes, etc. Randomizer is included and presentation can be viewed in English, Spanish, or German with or without the pictures. Learn to Read… in Spanish, English or German: Want Cards 1-3. Thanks to Isa!!(11/22/2009) [...]