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Teaching Kids the News

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.

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Getting Kids Reading

The “New” Getting Kids Reading

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!



Contest: Win free Picture It books

We’ve only had two contest entries so far. And while it’s great that two people have entered (thank you, M and K!)… I ask myself, “why haven’t more people entered?” I figure it could be for two reasons (both of which have to do with the fact that I’m a neophyte at […]


Reading is a language

My son called me over. “Mom,” he said,”remember when I used to look at a word like ‘fox’ and I’d sit there, trying to sound it out? And it would take forever?!” “Yes,” I said. “Well, isn’t it funny,” he said, “that now I just blast through sentences and pages […]


Getting active kids reading

Sitting and reading is not the only way. At age five, girls are able to sit still and listen about 2.5 times longer than boys, according to studies. But we don’t need research to tell us that most boys would rather get up and move around than sit and read. […]


We’re now gkreading.com

We have a new – and improved – web address. Getting Kids Reading is now at www.gkreading.com. The old address (http://gettingkidsreading.blogspot.com) will still work. And the content hasn’t changed. But the address is just a bit easier to, um, read. And isn’t that the point? Yes. I’d like to thank […]