How to Make Reading Fun: 25 Ideas Kids Will Love

How to Make Reading Fun

You might wonder what expertise I have. Nope — I’m not a trained teacher. Rather, I personally struggled to learn how to read, and so did my son. Also, when my kids were little, I fussed at them more than I care to admit. But when we sat down on the couch with a stack of books, we entered a magical world together. All the “shoulds” melted away, and “time” became suspended.

After Summer Vacation making Reading a Priority

Summertime: Read, Read, Read!

To help your struggling reader maintain the gains she’s made in school this past year, make reading a priority this summer. All students, but especially those with learning challenges are at risk for the “summer slide” or taking a step backward in skill development over the long break from school.

9 Rad Resources for Students to Find New Books

Resources for Students to Find New Books

Putting down a good book is hard—finding one shouldn’t be. You don’t want your students to stop reading because they can’t find a good book to read, yet this may be a reality in your classroom: 73 percent of boys and girls surveyed said they would read more if they could find books they like.

Summer Reading: Children’s Books That Foster a Love of Math

Summer Reading

Storybooks provide a rich opportunity to build not only literacy skills, but also math understanding. Books with math concepts woven into the pictures and storylines can promote children’s mathematical thinking and introduce foundational math concepts such as numbers, shapes, patterns, and measurement.

16 books to keep pupils reading over the summer

Reading over the Summer

The summer holidays await, and with the distractions of warmer weather, trips abroad or the latest Xbox game it can be difficult to make sure pupils read for pleasure. So ahead of the break, the National Literacy Trust has highlighted 16 recommended titles for all ages to inspire children to pick up a book wherever they are – whether in bed, climbing a tree, or even on their trampoline.

There Is a Better Way to Teach Students with Learning Disabilities


About five decades ago, scientists believed that our brains were fixed — either at birth or by the time we were adolescents. This led to the schooling approach that now fills schools: identifying learning disabilities, providing accommodations and working to students’ strengths. Recently, though, the scientific world has found that this may be wrong — and that even students diagnosed with learning disabilities may develop the brain pathways they need, through careful teaching.