ICYMI, here’s a post I wrote awhile back for the wonderful reading website, 49th Shelf. I talk about the three “must-dos” to create a life-long reader. They still hold true. Raising a Reader: my guest post on 49th Shelf.
Getting Kids Reading
Every year, parents of children in Grade 1 start to freak out. My kid isn’t reading yet! He’s six and my son shows no interest in books. Is my daughter normal? She’s not reading! The good news is: your kid is normal. Do not panic. Do not stress. Don’t even […]
I’m a freelance journalist who is also involved in children’s literacy. A few years ago, I brought those two aspects of my life together to co-create: TeachingKidsNews.com (TKN). (Here’s the story of how TKN got started: an interested parent + an enthusiastic teacher.) TKN provides daily, kid-friendly news. For each article we […]
We’ve talked before on GKR about the three most important things you can do for your kids to get them reading. (Hint – there’re in the sidebar, over there on the right-hand side!) The fine people at 49th Shelf, a Canadian literature site, have allowed me to talk a bit […]
Cyberspace can be a strange and dangerous place. Here at Getting Kids Reading we’ve had our share of troubles lately. First we got hit with a nasty virus. It was lousy, but we learned some things. We upgraded our safety features and software and I hope it never happens again. Then, one […]
Today is Family Literacy Day. It’s a great day to… click on “15-minute ideas” or “Games” or “Crafts” in our tags and find a wonderful activity you can do with your kids that will help to get them reading. At our school, a parent contacted the local library, which is […]
We’ve just launched an exciting new website that offers kid-friendly news articles.
Teaching Kids the News provides daily news articles, appropriate for kids (approximately grades 1-6).
Some articles also have ESL (English as a Second Language) versions.
The site can be used by parents; by teachers in the classroom; by homeschoolers and by kids themselves.
As you can see, we’re in the process of upgrading Getting Kids Reading.
All of the posts from the “old” site are here, but we’re still working on the look of the site.
So please continue to use GKR as normal… and in the meantime, if you have any ideas or suggestions for the new site, please let us know. Thanks for hanging in there while we reconfigure!
Beautiful PSA about reading. This brilliant and moving public-service ad expresses perfectly how I feel about kids and reading. It really touched me and I want everyone to see it, so please do share it. It was created for a second-year Media Arts class at Sheridan College, Ontario. Mike Rilstone, […]
Please check out the 6th edition of Literacy Lava e-newsletter. I have an article in it (“Newspapers Build Literacy Skills”) that I hope you enjoy. Click here to access the free .pdf, Literacy Lava 6. Scroll down on the page and click on the image of LL6. You’ll find lots […]