Archive for the ‘Reading Problems’ Category

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…

Campaign to End ‘Shameful’ Reading Gap in Primary Schools

The future of children’s literacy does not look so bright on the other side of the Atlantic.  Here’s more about the wide reading gap in England’s primary schools: Around 1.5 million children will leave primary school struggling to read by 2025 unless urgent action is taken, according to new research published today by a campaign group set up to eradicate…

Ways To Encourage Your Reluctant Reader

Oftentimes, children who dislike reading are those that experience difficulties in learning to read. A key to overcoming their reluctance is to encourage them often. Here are some tips to encourage reluctant readers. Getting a reluctant reader to enjoy reading can be a very tough goal to accomplish. Once kids get it in their heads that they do not like…

Do boys learn to read differently than girls?

Justin (parent) asks: Gender Differences: Do boys learn to read differently than girls? Reading Kingdom answers: This is a fascinating question that has attracted attention for decades. Gender differences in reading clearly exist as witnessed by the fact that as a group, boys consistently lag behind girls in this important area. This difference is found at every age tested, with the…

Ask Reading Kingdom: How can parents encourage reluctant readers to explore?

If your child is struggling with reading you may have received the common, well-intended advice “to be patient.” We do not think you should wait if your child has problems with reading – the single most important skill he or she needs in life. Kathleen (Teacher) asks: What are realistic ways to engage parents in encouraging reluctant readers to explore?…

One in four young people in developing countries unable to read, says UN

‘Legacy of illiteracy’ costing developing countries billions of dollars a year in wasted education funding, warns Unesco Billions in education funding is wasted every year because of the global illiteracy epidemic. Here’s more from The Guardian: One in four young people in developing countries are unable to read a sentence, according to a report, which warns that poor quality education…