Posts Tagged ‘how to improve reading’

Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds

It’s been debated whether or not digital readers served the same benefits as books, and now, studies are beginning to show that books are still the boss. The Guardian has more: Research suggests that recall of plot after using an e-reader is poorer than with traditional books A new study which found that readers using a Kindle were “significantly” worse…

Reading online vs reading books: Is there a difference?

Tracy (Psychologist asks): If your child is reading online more than books, are they comprehending less? Dr. Marion Blank answers: That is a wonderful question that raises issues that are going to be increasingly important over the next several years. It is clear, that much like the developments that followed the introduction of the printing press, we are in an…

5 Studies Showing Why Reading Is Healthy!

Reading isn’t only fun, it’s good for you. And reading for pleasure is something that not enough people take the time out to do. Many people know that reading can be good for your intellect, but did you also know that it can be good for your health?  Nation of Change explains more: “If you’re a book worm, no tablet…

Where “Foniks” Fails Reading Kingdom Prevails!

Melanie is a mom who tried Reading Kingdom to fill the gaps in her daughter’s learning. Here’s what she thinks: “I have always liked phonics (I’m sentimental), but I recognize that the English language is complicated and has more exceptions than rules, and phonics just doesn’t cover everything.  A system that combines multiple learning methods is bound to be more…

How To Motivate Older Children To Learn to Read

Children form habits and preference based on experience.  If repeated failure is present, they can be reluctant to try new strategies to learn to read. Eleanor (teacher) asks: What strategies do you use to motivate older students who are reluctant to read? Literacy expert and Reading Kingdom founder, Dr. Marion Blank answers: An answer to this question requires a distinction…