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Why had I let her meltdown, allowing her to cry and lose control of her emotions instead of just reading the book in the first place? Was I trying to be a firm-hand parent? Saying no for the sake of no, so she would learn she doesn't always get her way or what she wants? I don't know, but I felt awful the entire time she slept.
Education
Children's reading in India is in desperate need of innovative, complementary, and scalable models for the highly diverse
Parenting
Almost nothing could entice my daughter to read simply for the pleasure of it. The year she turned thirteen, all of that changed. Now she reads close to eight hours a day. How did we get there? Here are three strategies that I believe significantly helped her fall in love with reading.
Parenting
Get Caught Reading, in case it wasn't implied in the last tip. Be seen reading yourself. Read for pleasure; be the example. Like so many things in life, nothing could ever work quite as well as being their example.
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Education
A retired public elementary school principal recently told me that the rule in education used to be that grades 1-3 were about learning to read. After that, it was reading to learn. But that's not happening today with the current emphasis on ELA skills through the Common Core State Standards.
Parenting
Most parents know that kids should not abandon all learning during the summer lest they lose the reading, writing, and math skills they worked so hard to gain during the school year. While there is no need to turn summer into a version of summer homeschooling, summer is a good time to allow kids to learn in a less structured, more fun way.
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"Before she even knew how to read, she already liked picture books," her cousin and godmother Marina Fortes told The Huffington
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(Reuters Health) - Reading to small children may help prepare their brains for reading-readiness, a new study suggests. This
Impact
As we wrap up National Volunteer Week, it's compelling to consider why it is that the word "just" is so often attached to the word "volunteers."
Books
As an author, parent and educator, I am a huge proponent of getting kids to read real books. Ebooks are fine, of course. But holding a real book in your hands and turning the pages is a precious experience that all children should have.
Parenting
I think there are certain TYPES of books that every kid should be exposed to -- the kinds of books that truly introduce them to the best of what the written word has to offer.
Education
In the last decade or so, schools have so focused on early reading that too many have ignored the need for students to know a great deal of content to understand what they are reading. Too many have undervalued the role instruction in science, history, and the arts play in reading instruction -- which is, I suspect, at least part of why so many eighth-graders don't read at a proficient level.
Parenting
The third-grader took the Internet by storm last week with her impassioned speech about the value of books, as part of a
Books
I have had great success with reading with my children and will continue the habit and routine of reading together daily, to promote and encourage literacy and confidence.
Parenting
My 4-year-old daughter loves to create imaginative stories as she flips through her books, but will only recite them aloud if she believes she is alone. Sneaking upon her one afternoon, I heard the most incredible thing.
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August 9th is National Book Lovers Day. Naturally, our celebration includes the littlest literati. We asked the HuffPost