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Reading for Fun

We require our children to read all school year long.  They read for science and social studies; they read the required stories for reading class.  But do we give our children the chance to read for pleasure?  There are several reasons why we should let our children read just for fun. Reading for Fun Develops their Reading Personality When you let your child read

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Fairy Tales: Comparing and Contrasting

Fairy tales are made up stories written for children that usually include magic of some sort.  You have probably heard of many fairy tales: Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, the Three Little Pigs, Snow White, etc.  Children love to hear these stories again and again. Because fairy tales have so many similarities, they are perfect to practice comparing and contrasting different stories. Comparisons between

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Make Reading Come Alive

Reading is an activity that brings new experiences and ideas into your child’s mind.  It can fuel your child’s imagination and give them story lines to act out.  As a parent, you can help reading come alive for your child by helping your child experience the things they are reading about. Make Reading Come Alive Through Food Almost every book you read will mention

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Fun Books for Summer

Do you struggle to keep your children reading all summer long?  Do your children complain that books are boring?  You can help your children enjoy reading by suggesting some of these fun books next time you are at the library or bookstore. Picture Books To the Beach! by Linda Ashman – This fun book tells the story of a family on the way to

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Building Vocabulary by Reading

A child’s strong vocabulary can be a great help to him during both his time in school and his life in general.  In a nutshell, vocabulary indicates how many words a child can both understand and use.  Children build vocabulary naturally by hearing other people talk around him.  However, over time your child will need to add to his vocabulary in other ways as

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St. Patrick’s Day Stories

St. Patrick’s Day Stories is right around the corner.  This would be a great time to make a connection with reading about the holiday as well as other Irish classic tales.  Reading these stories with your children will help them to better learn the history, traditions, and culture of this popular Irish holiday. St. Patrick’s Day Songs One popular Irish song that I have become

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Valentine’s Themed Books – Building Connections

Reading with your child throughout their childhood helps to increase their literacy skills including reading comprehension and building vocabulary.  Making connections with the story to real life helps to build their knowledge and understanding.  Reading stories about Valentine’s Day is a special way to build a connection with your child.  You are helping them learn the spirit of the holiday while improving reading skills.

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