Tag: learning aids

5-min. ideas Tips

Election literacy

Elections provide great opportunities for reading. Not just the words themselves, but what everything on an election sign means. My son and I discussed the concept of the “incumbent,” sparked by the word “re-elect” on a sign we saw. Check out an election sign, and talk to your child about […]

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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 […]

5-min. ideas Games

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 […]

1-hour ideas Crafts

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. […]