Posts Tagged ‘teaching children reading’

Ask Reading Kingdom: What is the biggest challenge in teaching ESL students?

Angela (educator) asks: What do you feel is the biggest challenge when teaching ESL students? Dr. Marion Blank (Reading Kingdom founder) answers: The issues surrounding ESL (English as a Second Language), or ELL (English language learners) play a huge role in our nation’s educational system.  The numbers have been steadily rising. In 2010, 10 percent, or an estimated 4.7 million…

How to Prepare Your Young Child For Learning to Read

We are frequently asked “what is the best way to help prepare a very young pre-reader to learn to read?” Here are some tips to prepare children for early reading Set up a daily time — 30 minutes is sufficient– but try to make sure it is daily. Go to a quiet area where only you and your child are…

When is the best time to begin to teach your child to read?

Usually, the best time to begin to teach your child to read is when they are around 4 or 5 years old. But age is not the most relevant determining factor.  Here are the key questions to ask yourself in determining if your child is ready to read. Can my child regularly sit and carry out school like activities for…

Our online reading program builds confidence in young readers!

Valerie is a blogger whose daughter loves to play the “owl game” at Reading Kingdom.  Here’s what she had to say about how our approach to learning leads to reading and writing success. “The Reading Kingdom online reading program has been both engaging and educational for my 4 four old daughter Sophia.  She enjoys “playing” on the computer and navigating…

Top mistakes parents make in teaching reading to children

Every parent wants to help their children learn to read and to foster a love of reading in their children. Unfortunately, teaching children to read is not always intuitive and despite the best of intentions, parents sometimes make mistakes. Knowing what the most commonly made mistakes can help you avoid making them. Top mistakes parents make in teaching reading to…

Children are learning to read independently!

Lindsey from Kindred Spirit Mommy blog has her four year old daughter using Reading Kingdom.  Here’s what she has to say about our online learning program: “One of our favorite learning activities is Reading Kingdom, an online teaching program that my daughter can log into every day.  For her, it’s like a computer game – she gets to “play” independently. The…