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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 Can I Help My Child With Reading?

I have a second-grader who is not reading at grade level. He has struggled since he has been in school. When I talk to the school the first thing they say is to retain him. I am against retaining him because he is the biggest...

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.

The power of play

As children slog though grueling schedules of enrichment and academics, researchers have found a connection between brain development and the very thing kids are getting less of.

Nonfiction for fun and learning, too

Children can learn and have fun at the same time when reading non fiction books. Teach your child nonfiction reading strategies so he can build his reading skills and become a better reader.

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