December 19, 2017

Most of us know how important reading aloud is, but what’s surprising is how many parents just don’t do it. Perhaps most parents assume teachers at school will read aloud in class and that will be enough. However, after reading The Read Aloud Handbook by read aloud exp...

September 26, 2017

It’s hard for me to pinpoint the exact origin of my love for the horror genre. Why am I, like so many other people, attracted to frightening storylines?

July 27, 2017

One of my fondest memories as a father was coming home from work and being greeted by my two young sons who could barely talk or, for that matter, walk across the room. After a quick hug, we would head to the nearest couch, and I would read at least one, if not two or...

May 2, 2017

Most educators and parents agree that summer reading is beneficial and can make the difference between a child reading at grade level or falling behind over the summer break. However, without defining an engaging and regular summer reading plan, children can easily los...

January 14, 2016

Supplemental reading provides a unique opportunity for kids to explore different genres and different topics that go beyond required classroom assignments. When a young reader can choose from a broad range of books, she is more likely to find something that she wants t...

January 11, 2016

With all of the excellent reading programs to choose from and the investment in expanded reading programs, supplemental reading time may be one of the most important components for improving reading comprehension. How can that be?  


November 6, 2015

Have you ever heard someone make this seemingly innocuous statement? Is it true? How important is it to carefully select books for a child to read?

Over the years, I’ve heard more than one person give this simple advice to a concerned parent or to an overworked after-sc...

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