“… make reading one of his deep and continuing needs …”

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.

Maya Angelou

Teaching books

“We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.”

— B. F. Skinner

We read to …

“We read to know we are not alone. “
— C.S. Lewis

… a good children’s story

“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.” 

― C.S. Lewis

Kids reading app – Horton hatches the egg

Horton hatches the egg
Kind-hearted Horton the elephant is persuaded to sit on an egg while its mother, the good-for-nothing bird lazy Maysie flutters off on a vacation.

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10 Tips to Improve Your Reading Skills

In the modern age of information, reading truly is a fundamental survival skill. Here are ten tips that anyone can use to improve their reading skills: => http://bit.ly/Q0hPvg

Solving a puzzle is like reading

Angela Maiers Puzzle lesson

Angela Maiers demonstrates to 1st grade students how piecing together a puzzle is similar to being a great reader


Children who surf the internet are better readers

PARENTS might label it a waste of time but the hours spent surfing the internet, chatting online, and even on the dreaded Facebook appear to improve children’s reading skills.

An international online reading test conducted by the organisation for economic co-operation and development (OECD), a group of 17 industrialised nations including Australia, found that moderate computer use at home, either doing schoolwork or socialising, increased children’s reading skills, particularly among boys. => http://bit.ly/kFBQAW

How to respond to that time-old question: why should I read?

Why Should I Read?
Excellent question! Why should you? Why should anyone? You could be doing hundreds of other things instead – watching a movie, preparing lesson plans, going for a run, or spending time with your family. But when your students you the same question, you’d better have an answer prepared. “Because I told you to” probably won’t cut it. “Because it’s good for you” isn’t going to work either. At least not if you don’t have some solid evidence to back it up. => http://bit.ly/khtiTD