Posts Tagged ‘learning how to read’

What are the best reading habits to teach your kids?

Barbara (Parent) asks: What are the best reading habits to teach your kids? Reading Kingdom answers: To answer this question in the most helpful way, it is useful to distinguish between two main types of reading: one is the required reading for school; the other is the pleasure reading that a child elects to do. The question best applies to…

Is a Computer Learning How to Read?

The internet and sites like Google have given us the ability to look up and learn new information almost instantly.   Now, computers are learning how to read the web and store information.  Here’s more about this story underway at Carnegie Mellon University: Tom Mitchell is a professor of computer science and Chair of the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon…

Should Children Be Assessed Individually as They Learn to Read?

Reading Kingdom founder Dr. Marion Blank is happy to answer your questions about how children develop and learn to read. Today’s question comes from Betsie (education enthusiast).  Betsie asks: What are your thoughts on assessing students’ reading ability individually?  Dr. Marion Blank Answers: It is essential that each child’s abilities be assessed individually. It saves children who are advanced from…

Children’s Birthday Parties: Another Excuse to Make Learning Fun

Your child is likely to go to dozens of birthday parties over the course of their childhood where they load up on sugar and play with their friends.  While this is an important part of social development, children’s birthday parties rarely enlighten and challenge children’s minds in positive ways.  Why not take the opportunity to engage a group of kids…