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Make a storytelling board

How you can help at home: In this activity your child acts out a story with a hand-made storyboard.

Act out a script

How you can help at home: Read a script with your child to practice reading skills.

Fun ways to read with your child

You have a big influence on your child when you read together. Learn how to make the most of this special time.

Help! My Child Hates Reading

My son seems to be having difficulty with the transition from phonics (knowing the sounds that letters make) to actually sounding out words. It just has not "clicked yet," and his reading homework easily frustrates him. Homework sessions quickly degenerate into him crying...

Eight Ways to Improve Your Child's Reading This Summer

My third-grade son is reading below grade level. I would like to work with him over the summer to improve his reading skills. Do you have any suggestions?

How do I help a struggling reader?

My first-grader is struggling with reading. She did not score very well on her beginning of the year assessment and it seems that has discouraged her from wanting to try to read. I think this is also making her dislike school. We are reading with...

How Can I Help With Reading Comprehension?

My first-grader is having problems with reading comprehension. We received a letter from the school stating that he may not be promoted to second grade because he is not reaching the right levels and goals for his school and grade. I must say they have...

Don't let their brains melt

Avoid summer school (and summer brain drain) with a little e-learning.

Golden Apple Awards 2010 (ages 6-8)

From a talking pen to a futuristic ant farm, these toys are made for kids' learning (and fun).

Top summer learning activities for young elementary schoolers

Keep your first-, second-, or third-grader sharp this summer with fun brain boosters.