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4 Reasons to Finish a Read-Aloud You Don't Like

It can be a shock when, a few chapters into a book, you and your children are yawning as the pages turn. Maybe the story moves slowly or the vocabulary seems over your children's heads. You wonder, "What is wrong … Continue reading

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3 Ways Biographies Enlighten Your Children

Biographies are a poignant educational tool, able to leave a lifelong impact. But why exactly does it matter that a literature-based curriculum incorporates biographies rather than simply using textbooks alone? How do biographies enlighten your children on their adventure of … Continue reading

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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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When Kids Still Struggle With Reading Even in a Print-Rich Home

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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