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Nancy’s Book of Poems
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Nancy’s Book of Poems

You may remember Nancy, from our Sept. 18 post. She’s the little girl who wasn’t terribly keen on reading. Her mom and I discussed getting her to write about something she’s interested in. Well, Nancy and her mom took the idea and ran with it! We’re pleased to present her […]

Great Read: Winnie the Witch
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Great Read: Winnie the Witch

What is it about Winnie? I don’t know for sure, but she captivates her audience, and she’ll capture your heart. From the first time I met her, she had me scrambling to find more. Fortunately, there is a whole series of Winnie books. Winnie is not your typical witch. She […]

Hide-a-Kiss
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Hide-a-Kiss

Would your child read a sentence if he knew he’d be rewarded with a Hershey’s Kiss? For kids who are really resisting reading, here’s an idea that makes reading instantly fun and rewarding. Hide a Hershey’s Kiss in the child’s room. Then, put a note on his pillow that says […]

A book about Me
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A book about Me

For a child, the most exciting thing to read about is – himself. One of the best ways to get a child excited about reading is to give him a book that he opens to discover it’s all about him. What could be better? And it’s really simple to do. […]

Surround your child with books.
Reading theory Research

Surround your child with books.

Children feel excited about reading when they feel entitled to books. Our lives are full of cliques. There are the athletes. The computer geeks. The artists. When someone who is athletic walks into a sporting situation, he feels at home. That’s because he’s regularly surrounded by sports – he watches […]