Posts Tagged ‘learning tips for kids’

How to make summer homework fun (and pay off) for kids

Children doing homework over the summer are faced with a number of other competing interests and activities. Parents often ask how they can make summer homework fun. The key to making homework fun is to make it useful, so that your children’s homework efforts pay off. When kids know that they are accomplishing something worthwhile, they often feel like they…

How to initiate fun conversations with your kids

Having fun conversations with your kids about intriguing topics is one of the best educational activities you can do with your children. You can start conversations by asking questions (e.g., “can you guess …?”), offering information (e.g., “I just found out that…”) or setting up a game (e.g., “Let’s see who knows more…”). Whatever format suits your style is fine….

How to motivate your kids to read over the summer

Parents often talk of wanting their kids to love reading. It would be nice if we had the skills to ensure love (wow—the effects could be amazing!) But, alas, we don’t have those powers. Fortunately some kids do love reading. Usually these kids were taught to read early and effectively and never experienced any of the difficulties that so many…

Why you shouldn’t teach your child the alphabet

If you’re aiming to teach your child to read at home, you may be tempted to start by asking your child to name the letters of the alphabet. This is a very traditional approach to take, however, it’s often ineffective. Many children have what are termed “naming” problems. This means that children have difficulty in the speed and accuracy with…

3 Tips for Reading Success

One of the great things about Reading Kingdom online reading program and game is that you and your child can see results after just a few weeks of regular practice. We’ve found that the better children do in the program, the more they want to practice, and the more regularly they practice, the better they do. So how do you…