The hidden benefits of reading aloud — even for older kids
Educator Jim Trelease explains why reading aloud to your child, no matter what her age, is the magic bullet for creating a lifelong reader.
Why parents must teach writing
Expert Douglas Reeves says kids aren't learning to write, and it's a disaster in the making.
Red flags of a learning issue
How do you know if your child is struggling with a learning issue? Learn to read the clues.
ADHD and dyslexia make kids hate reading, right? Wrong!
Award-winning author Rick Riordan shares how he turned his son with learning disabilities into an insatiable lover of literature.
Music and your child's mind
Recent research underscores how playing an instrument (sooner than later) bolsters kids' academic, social, and emotional lives.
Academic vocabulary words for 12th graders
Knowing (and using!) these vocabulary words will help your high school senior with schoolwork, college admissions tests, and college apps.
Academic vocabulary words for 11th graders
Knowing (and using!) these words will help your teen in school — and with college admissions tests and essays.