Posts Tagged ‘teaching kids to read’

Reluctant Reader Discovers Hidden Love for Reading

Jennifer is a mom whose son is a reluctant reader.  After he started Reading Kingdom, his whole world changed. Here’s Jennifer’s story: I had my seven-year old go through the evaluation process the first day and then we worked five days a week on the program using it as a summertime reading review and then as a supplement to his…

Reading Kingdom Transforms Reluctant Readers

  Dianna is a mom of a third grader who is one of the many children that find reading challenging. Here’s what happened when she signed up for Reading Kingdom: I’ve been using this with Boo my 8 year old (third grade) who, although doesn’t really have any issues that prevent her from reading, doesn’t like to take the time…

Ways To Encourage Your Reluctant Reader

Oftentimes, children who dislike reading are those that experience difficulties in learning to read. A key to overcoming their reluctance is to encourage them often. Here are some tips to encourage reluctant readers. Getting a reluctant reader to enjoy reading can be a very tough goal to accomplish. Once kids get it in their heads that they do not like…

Ask Reading Kingdom: Does a child require supervision to be able to learn to read?

Reagan (teacher) asks: Does a child require supervision to be able to learn to read? If you put a 5 year old kid in a room full of books, could he/she hypothetically learn to read without a teacher? Reading Kingdom answers: According to ancient records, people have been intrigued by questions like this for centuries. For example, the historian Herodotus,…

Pediatrics Group Recommend Reading Aloud to Children From Birth

With the increased recognition that reading to children enhances vocabulary and other important communication skills, a group which represents 62,000 pediatricians across the country, is asking its members to become powerful advocates for reading aloud, every time a baby visits the doctor. “It should be there each time we touch bases with children,” said Dr. Pamela High, who wrote the…

Do boys learn to read differently than girls?

Justin (parent) asks: Gender Differences: Do boys learn to read differently than girls? Reading Kingdom answers: This is a fascinating question that has attracted attention for decades. Gender differences in reading clearly exist as witnessed by the fact that as a group, boys consistently lag behind girls in this important area. This difference is found at every age tested, with the…