Archive for the ‘Reading Strategies for Kids’ Category

How to Create Nonreaders

  Reflections on Motivation, Learning, and Sharing Power By Alfie Kohn Autonomy-supportive teachers seek a student’s initiative…whereas controlling teachers seek a student’s compliance. — J. Reeve, E. Bolt, & Y. Cai Not that you asked, but my favorite Spanish proverb, attributed to the poet Juan Ramón Jiménez, can be translated as follows:  “If they give you lined paper, write the…

Curriculum Spotlight: Steps to Stories for Children on the Autism Spectrum

The Reading Kingdom online program is quickly becoming known throughout the world as “the new and better way” to learn how to read. We wanted to let you know that the brilliant techniques underlying our program, Dr. Marion Blank’s“6-SIM” Six Skill Integrated Method, is also incorporated into many other products in the Reading Kingdom store. Today we shine our spotlight…

Reading Kingdom Deftly Deals with Dyslexia

Athena is a mom whose son has Dyslexia.  She signed him up for Reading Kingdom and quickly saw how our online reading program uses a unique approach to attack this learning disability.  Here’s what she has to say: My son Chad is 10 years old and has Dyslexia.  He is at about a 2nd grade level in his reading.  What…

Meal Idea for Kids: Tropical Thanksgiving Salad

When thinking of fun meal ideas for kids during the holidays, rarely do you come up with the idea for fruit at Thanksgiving.  Our friends at Super Healthy Kids have created a holiday meal idea for kids that the whole family will be thankful for! Today’s meal idea for kids: Tropical Thanksgiving Salad “Pomegranates were down to $1.50 per fruit…

How to Support Toddlers who Show Signs of Being an Early Reader

Lynn (Parent) asks: How can I support a toddler who is showing signs of being an early reader? Dr. Marion Blank (Reading Kingdom Founder) answers: As far back as Plato, scholars made an interesting distinction between two forms of learning—self generated learning (what one chooses to learn) and imposed learning (what one is required to learn from others). Not unexpectedly,…

Meal Idea for Kids: “Bacon”, “Eggs”, and “Burger” Pancakes

Pancakes are a versatile meal idea for kids.  Our friends at Super Healthy Kids take them to the next level with bacon, eggs, and burger (yes, we said burger) pancakes! My brother texted some pictures of his niece making some crazy, fun pancakes.  She had bacon and eggs, a burger, and a rainbow with a tree by it.  I knew I’d…