Helping kids understand 7 billion people

According to UN calculations, the world's population is expected to reach 7 billion sometime today, October 31, 2011. That's an incredible number, one that's hard for even adults to wrap their heads around. But what about kids? When I told my boys about this milestone, I could see they were struggling a bit to grasp [...]

2018-11-21T19:45:08+00:00October 31st, 2011|Categories: Reviews|0 Comments

Featured User Series: Meet Marco!

Currently Reading:Schooled (Gordon Korman) In this fourth post in our Featured User Series, I'd like to introduce you to 10 1/2 year old Marco! Marco joined Reading-Rewards with his class in September 2010, and has logged just under 109 hours of reading time. That puts him at the Reading-Rewards Jellyfish level. Woohoo, [...]

2018-11-21T20:11:34+00:00June 2nd, 2011|Categories: Featured Users, Reviews|Tags: , |0 Comments

Read to Me – Picture Book Challenge

Bedtime stories in our household have generally been daddy's domain. The boys are now reading on their own, and more interested in their own silent reading than read-alouds, which leaves us with our youngest, now aged 5. I spoke about my challenges with her English here, so lately I've taken a particular, personal interest in [...]

2017-02-01T14:45:32+00:00April 11th, 2011|Categories: Reviews|0 Comments

The book remembers

Yesterday was International Children's Book Day. For over forty years, this day has been celebrated “to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books.” Sponsored by The International Board on Books for Young People, this year’s theme is “The Book Remembers.” "The book remembers the time in which it was written" [...]

2017-02-01T14:46:54+00:00April 3rd, 2011|Categories: Reviews|0 Comments

My read-aloud secret weapon!

We all know the importance of reading aloud to our kids, well beyond the age when they are able to read on their own. One of the keys to read aloud success? Choosing books that are age appropriate for the kids. But what happens when, like me, you have kids that vary in ages quite [...]

2017-02-01T14:47:18+00:00April 2nd, 2011|Categories: Reviews|6 Comments

Books Boys Love – Part 2

 Looking for some great reads for the children in your life? Check out our updated post on the most popular children's books on Reading Rewards. Continuing on from my earlier post about Books Boys Love... I've been compiling a list of popular children's books from our Reading Rewards website that [...]

Books Boys Love – Part 1

 Looking for some great reads for the children in your life? Check out our updated post on the most popular children's books on Reading Rewards. After more than 12 months of readers logging their reading minutes and book reviews on Reading Rewards, I thought I'd take a look and see which [...]