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1. Reading to Cook Together as a Family
Cooking with your kids is a fun way to encourage them to get in some reading practice. Cooking allows children to read, work with fractions, and follow directions. It give families a chance to have special time together to do meaningful work. It's also a wonderful way to celebrate holidays!
2. 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.
3. 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?
4. Understanding Reading Levels
Understanding reading levels can help parents get books that are just right for their children. Independent, instructional, and frustration levels are explored. This article tells you how to find that perfect book to help your child read and understand more about what they read.
5. Summer Book List from ALSC for Grades 6-8
Here is a list of great contemporary books for kids (grades 6-8) to read in the summer. These are recommended by kids! Summer reading is important for kids to learn about the world that they live in & to continue building reading skills. Plus, these books are fun to read!
6. 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.
7. The Amelia Series by D. G. Torrens Review
The Amelia Series, books 1-3, are memoirs that chronicle the sad and difficult life of a young woman called Amelia. The books are a look at how difficult life can be for a child who does not grow up in a loving home.
8. Reading Comprehension Skill Vocabulary
There are many skills that drive reading comprehension study in the schools, and there is a vocabulary that is used to transmit the reading comprehension curriculum. When you are talking to teachers, tutors, and administrators, it is important to know this vocabulary for effective communication.
9. 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.
10. Summer Reading for the Whole Family
Celebrate the lazy days of summer with a summer reading bag for each person in your family. This doesn't need to be expensive! Inexpensive gift bags from the dollar store with gently used books fill the bill nicely!
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