How does one help reluctant readers pick a book they won't want to put down? Here are my top tried and tested ways to get your kids reading.
November isn't even over and one of my younger son's favorite activities of late is 'working on his Christmas list'. This involves browsing the websites of ToysRUs, Amazon, BestBuy and other online retailers for the best of the best in electronics and gaming. Sigh! Not surprising. A recent Nielsen poll suggests that 44% of kids [...]
Last week, I had the privilege of visiting a pretty remote part of the world: Iqaluit, Nunavut, in the great Canadian North. I was there on business, consulting on an IT project. I had no idea what to expect, really, but nothing could have prepared me for the breathtaking views from the plane [...]
The Children’s Book Council (CBC) in association with Every Child A Reader, the CBC Foundation, announced the winners of the fourth annual Children’s Choice Book Awards at a gala in New York City on May 2nd as part of Children’s Book Week (May 2-8, 2011). Children across the country voted in record numbers for their [...]
Many teachers use reading logs in the classroom and as homework assignments to encourage reading and comprehension among their students. But reading logs are often done individually, and cannot easily be shared by fellow students. Kids often complain about them, and they can actually become counter-productive. Here a few tips on how to make reading [...]
Continuing on from my earlier post about Books Boys Love... I've been compiling a list of popular books from our Reading Rewards website that were read (and enjoyed!) primarily by boys. If you're looking for great book recommendations for boys, you might want to consider some of these titles! Eragon (Inheritance) Christopher Paolini Amazon puts [...]