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Here are the top ten articles for the Reading Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Full Full Full of Love Picture Book Review
Too often the media portrays minority families as sad and broken. This book shows a loving, vibrant African-American family that is joyously spending time together. Trish Cooke's book has simple sentence structure with easy-reader words, positive messages, and Paul Howard's glorious illustrations.
2. Death to Diabetes Book Review
There are so many reasons to read for information. Cookbooks teach us more than how to create edible masterpieces. Nutrition and health books abound. One of the best of those that I have ever read is Death to Diabetes, by DeWayne McCulley, a must-read if you have a loved one with diabetes.
3. Learning About the World Builds Reading Skills
Catch the young child's interest in the world around her. Make sure that she has access to a variety of reading materials. Building strong readers starts years before a child ever goes to school and enters the classroom. Birth to age 5 is a critical time in your child's intellectual development.
4. Harry the Happy Mouse Activity Book Review
Do you have a young friend who likes to read, color, trace letters, and work paper puzzles? What do I mean by paper puzzles? Those would include mazes, word searches, and crossword puzzles. The "Harry the Happy Mouse Activity Book" has all of these activities, and it would be a perfect present.
5. Read Across America 2018
It's the 20th anniversary of the first Read Across America day. Every year since 1998, the National Education Association (NEA) has promoted Read Across America. March 2 is the day that is highlighted to encourage reading. What can you do to support this celebration of reading?
6. Giving Books for Gifts
With the emphasis on electronics, the tradition of giving books has gone out of vogue, at least in some parts of the world. Not so in Iceland. Books are considered a precious present for the holidays. How can you make this sweet tradition a part of your family's holiday season?
7. Dyslexia Resources
Dyslexia is misunderstood problem. The general public people thinks that it has to do with writing letters backwards. That is incorrect. Dyslexia occurs when the brain does not process visual information correctly. Dyslexia is a specific learning disability.
8. Summer Reading Ideas for Kids Birth to Six
Children from the ages of birth to six can be taught to love reading. One way to do this is to take them to the library and enjoy activities there. Another way is to teach pre-reading skills in an engaging and lively way. The "6 by 6 Skills" for learning to read have great tips for pre-reading!
9. Summer Reading Ideas for Teens and Adults
Summer reading isn't just for little kids. Teens and adults can enjoy that extra reading time, too. Start with your public library. Often they have special reading programs for the summer. Some of these can include great prizes. Check in with your librarian, and check out the program!
10. Summer Reading Ideas for Kids Ages 6 to 6th Grade
Parents, here are ideas to increase the time that your child reads in the summer and enjoys it! The article is written in kid-friendly language to share it with children. It is addressed to them. There are also resources at the end of the article to help them have a great summer reading experience!
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