Posts Tagged ‘reading curriculum’

Stationary bike helps kids read, get fit

Kids have a lot of energy and it’s often found to be beneficial for them to move as they learn.  Now, teachers in Florida have found a way for kids to get exercise while they learn to read.  Here’s more about this unique “ride and read” initiative: ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) – As the wheels turn in the…

7 Recommended Movies for Discussion in Elementary English

Anne (Teacher) asks: Do you have any recommended short movies for discussion in elementary English class? Dr. Marion Blank answers: This question is one that is close to my heart since I have long used movies as a key tool in teaching. Films represent an amazingly powerful and motivating force and when they are blended into the curriculum, the children’s…

Homeschool Mom Turns Reading Into Play!

Another homeschool mom has become witness to seeing her kids have fun as they learn to read. Here’s what she thinks about the game-like approach used in our online reading program: Reading Kingdom is very simple to use. Princess Magpie was very excited by the idea of it. She has never had any exposure to computers at all in the…

Ask Reading Kingdom: What key tips/advice would you give to new teachers?

Judy (Educator) asks: What key tips/advice would you share for new teachers to keep in mind? Dr. Marion Blank answers: Whether they are familiar with the term or not, new teachers are well-versed in the psychology of edutainment; that is, the idea that the content of any teaching should be designed not simply to educate but to entertain as well….

3 Tips for Parents Supporting Children’s Learning at Home

David (parent) asks: Which three pieces of advice would you give parents about supporting their children’s learning at home? Dr. Marion Blank answers: A few years back, a study appeared with the following headline: To predict student success, there’s no place like home. (http://news.ufl.edu/2010/03/22/school-success). It’s an apt way of stating what we’ve long known—namely, that what happens in the home…

Our Reading Program Impresses Moms!

Jennifer is a mom who signed her child for Reading Kingdom and was quickly pleased with the many positive results our reading program provided. Here’s what she thinks: “I am very impressed with the comprehensive English Language Arts that Reading Kingdom supports. It’s more than just phonics and whole language that I see with other programs. I love the comprehension,…