Please check out my interactive mystery story, Mina’s One-Minute Mystery, which I wrote for Math Storytime. Reading apps are great to help get kids reading, because they can use them alone and even have the app “read” the story to them. Mina’s One Minute Mystery can be viewed in an […]
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This is a wonderful game that hits all the right notes: reading, strategic thinking and fun. Kids won’t even realize they’re learning–plus, it’s not lame (if you’ve ever played an online game that’s “good for you,” you’ll see how important that is, and how rare). You use your computer’s arrow […]
Here are some good ideas to help boost your child’s literacy without leaving the back seat. (Them, not you. You’re driving. Hands on the wheel!) The post also has ideas for apps and in-car activities for kids. From Scholastic.
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 […]
Books in series are popular with kids because, once they’ve found a book they love, they can keep reading as long as the author keeps writing. Sometimes, of course, that’s not often enough. After all, there are only so many books a writer can produce in a year. Kids can […]
Monkey GO Happy, Guess? is an odd game, yes it is. But it’s fun. Kids’ll like it. And you can’t deny, it’s all about words. The online game is one of a series of simple, quirky word games by PencilKids. In Monkey GO Happy, Guess? (the spelling and punctuation of its name belie its […]
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 […]
Here’s a smart, fun game that’s great for literacy and for improving typing skills. In Must Pop Words, letters – inside bouncy balls – fall down and accumulate at the bottom of the page. You have to type words using the letters. Every word you type erases those letters. If […]
“Mr. Morton is the subject of the sentence and what the predicate says – he does!” Thanks to Tina, via her FB page, for this.
It’s very important to read to your child. In fact, we consider it one of the top three most important things you can do to help your kid develop a love of reading. Every day – but especially on Wed., March 7 – take the time to read to your child. […]