7 ways to boost reading skills — without a book in sight
Boosting your child's reading skills can be easy, unplanned, happen on the go — without a single book. Check out these 7 ideas.
Preparing your preschooler to read
You are your child's first — and most influential — teacher. Learn how giving your little one daily opportunities to practice emerging reading skills will help her thrive.
The "right" way to teach reading
There's a "right" way to teach reading, according to best-selling journalist Peg Tyre. So why are many students not learning – or learning the wrong way?
How academic should a preschool be?
The best preschools blend play time and "seat work," helping develop academic skills while allowing children to learn through play.
The secret to making reading fun for your 3rd grader
When children love to read, it gives them an academic advantage. Here’s one easy way to spark your child’s interest in reading for fun.
How conversation in your home language can help your 4th grader’s reading in English
Conversations in your home language are an easy way to help your child become a better reader in English.
What’s better for a 3rd grader learning English: reading with Mom in the home language or reading independently in English?
Once your child can read independently in English, is it better for your child to practice this habit or for you to continue reading aloud to your child in your home language?
Supercharge reading time with your 1st grader
Learn easy ways to make the most of the time you spend reading with your child.
Should my child learn to read in our home language or in English first?
It’s a dilemma many parents face when raising a child with two different languages: one at home, another at school. Here’s what the research shows.
How to help your child learn English (without a word of English)
Support your children’s English language learning by focusing on their literacy in their native language.
One key 1st grade reading skill
Did George Washington have wooden teeth — or not? Using a nonfiction text, first graders should be able to find out the truth for themselves.
8 ways to support third grade reading
Try these activities to help your third grader master essential reading skills.
8 ways to support second grade reading
Easy activities to help your second grader master essential reading skills.
8 ways to support first grade reading
Try these activities to help your first grader master essential reading skills.
8 ways to support kindergarten reading
Try these activities to help your kindergartner master essential reading skills.
Books that celebrate diversity for kindergartners
These stories, starring penguins, the coolest cat in the barrio, devoted neighbors, and even a rope, will open your child's eyes, heart, and mind to our wide, wonderful world.