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Your Child’s Handwriting
Even with great PC skills, kids still need to learn how to write by hand. Learn how to encourage good penmanship and help your child become a better communicator.
Raising a Summer Reader
Kids' reading skills don't have to grow cold once school's out. Here are some ways to make reading a natural part of their summer fun.
Finding the Right Read
Books make great gifts for kids. Here's how to pick one to fit a child's interests, maturity, and reading level.
Regardless of your child's age or reading level, almost every community has programs and resources that are helpful.
Here are some tips for on-the-spot storytelling when you hear your child plead, "I'm bored! Please tell me a story."
Helping Reluctant Readers
For many kids, reading doesn't come easily. But these simple steps can help them become eager readers.
Everyday Reading Opportunities
Finding time to read is important to developing literacy skills. And there are many easy and convenient ways to make reading a part of every day.
This general outline describes the milestones on the road to reading and the ages at which most kids reach them.
Creating a Reader-Friendly Home
A home filled with reading material is a good way to help kids become enthusiastic readers. Here are some ideas.
From kindergarten through third grade, kids' ability to read will grow by leaps and bounds. Although teachers provide lots of help, parents continue to play a role in a child's reading life.
Story Time for Preschoolers
Reading aloud to your preschooler is a great way to encourage learning development and to help prepare your child for independent reading down the line.
Toddler Reading Time
Reading to toddlers lays the foundation for their independent reading later on. Here are some tips.
Reading Books to Babies
Reading aloud to your baby stimulates developing senses, and builds listening and memory skills that can help your baby grow up to be a reader.