Posts Tagged ‘Reading Strategies for Kids’

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…

How to Help Struggling Readers Boost Their Confidence

Chris (Parent) asks: What’s one way you help struggling readers boost their confidence? Dr. Marion Blank (Founder of Reading Kingdom) answers: When a child is struggling, adults feel a strong pull to shore up their confidence by providing lots of praise (e.g., “you really tried,that was great” etc.) In general, those attempts backfire. Children know very well when they are…

Bedtime Stories for Kids: Interrupting Chicken

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein is one of those bedtime stories for kids that will surely have your children smiling as they fall asleep.  Melissa Gaynor from Sweet on Books explains why: What You Need to Know: • What a cute chicken and a fun bedtime story – your listener will be laughing before they’re sleeping! • Underneath the…

Afternoon Naps Aid Childrens’ Learning

Did you know that an afternoon nap may aid childrens’ learning?  A new study from the University of Massachusetts Amherst suggests that it just may.  BBC News has the story: “Getting young children to take an hour-long nap after lunch could help them with their learning by boosting brain power, a small study suggests. A nap appeared to help three-to-five-year-olds…

Best Books for Kids: Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things That Go

If you want to find the best books for kids, you’ve come to the right place!  Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things That Go is a wonderful book that will surely captivate you and your children every time you read it.  Zoom along with Sweet on Books’ Melissa Gaynor as she explains why: What You Need to Know: •…

7 best games to get young kids interested in reading

If you have a young child who is not yet reading, but you want to get them ready to read, there are a number of activities and games you can play with them to set the stage for a lifelong love of reading. These games are simple! 7 best games to get young kids interested in reading Sing nursery rhymes!…