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15-min. ideas On the Internet

Make a word search

There are lots of free, online sites that will let you make a fun word search puzzle. They’re great for car rides, snow (or rainy) days, or any time when your kid says “I’m bored!” And of course, they’re terrific for literacy because the more exposure kids have to words, […]

Reading theory

Letters can get kids reading

Getting letters in the mail — snail-mail — can be a great way to get kids interested in reading. With email and texting, kids rarely receive actual mail any more. But we all remember how much fun it is to get an envelope that’s addressed to us. (In fact, even […]

Great books Reluctant readers

Images + Text Blurbs = Reading

Interesting images paired with small, explanatory bits of text. That’s a winning combination for many reluctant readers. It’s the secret behind books like the Guinness Book of Records, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Klutz books–and so on. Innovation Nation takes a look at 50 great Canadian inventions. The book was created […]