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5 Reasons to Read Books with Difficult Topics

As far back as I can remember, I was one of those voracious readers who read everything: the publisher’s mailing address printed in the beginning of books the ISBN numbers every foreword and epilogue—yes, even the appendices the writing on … Continue reading

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3 Brilliant Ways to Foster a Love for Reading in the First Five Years

My husband and I always wanted a big family. We also decided early on that we wanted to homeschool. When we had five kids in five years and things got a little bleary, we were intentional about at least one thing: We … Continue reading

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Literacy Versus Reading Ability: When You Provide a Print-Rich Home But Kids Still Struggle With Reading

If the ability to read is so important, what do we do when our children just aren't learning to read well? What if we fill our houses with books and read aloud daily ... and they still struggle? Are our … Continue reading

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How to Get Kids (Actually) Excited About Summer Reading

I started my covert mission at the birth of my first child. As my first act in the campaign to raise readers, I zealously held Goodnight Moon in front of my three-day-old baby's face, read those precious words in my most expressive voice, … Continue reading

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6 Unique Solutions for the Child Who Hates to Read

Some children hate to read. Whether because of personality or ability, whether because they haven’t yet fallen in love with any book or because their interests really do lie elsewhere, some children are not yet bookworms. Maybe some will never … Continue reading

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Choose the Most Enjoyable Way to Homeschool: Reading Great Books

Although books are far more memorable than textbooks, no one would claim that the whole point of reading is to improve your memory for facts. That would be ridiculous. We read because reading is enjoyable! I would rather read something … Continue reading

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Homeschooling the Struggling Reader

My little sister loves reading. If she has some free time, she'll open a book. Reading is one of her favorite ways to pass the day. Me? Not so much. In fact, I read very few books every year. It's … Continue reading

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