Posts Tagged ‘reading programs for kids’

Educational Websites Lingo Likes: Quarked!

How do you help children learn about complex concepts like subatomic physics?  You let them check out educational websites like Quarked! Here’s more about this unique project from the Quarked! website: The Quarked! project was conceived by Professor Alice Bean and a diverse team of collaborators at the University of Kansas in 2003 as an entertaining method of introducing the…

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…

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 Rated “Terrific” by Teachers!

Lisa Marie is a mom and teacher on the front lines of parenting and teaching. Here’s what she has to say about how our reading program has helped her children’s journey toward literacy: We used the program for both Middle (age 7 – early reading skills) and Little (Age almost6 – beginning reader). I was a little concerned if they…

Educational Website Lingo Likes: Exploratorium

Children are fascinated with science and conducting experiments.  That’s why the educational website Lingo likes this week is The Exploratorium.  Here’s more about The Exploratorium from their website: “If you visit the museum in person or online, you only see part of who we are. Here are some things you might not know about us. We Broke the Science Museum…

Are Kids Forgetting How to Play?

Lack of unstructured outdoor play is affecting children’s development, says expert Outdoor play is vital for childhood development.  The Epoch Times has more: Play has been called “the business of childhood,” but with an increasing lack of free, unstructured time outdoors, kids are simply forgetting how to play, says an Ontario teacher consultant. In the not-too-distant past, it was common…