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Preparing your child for his or her first foray into the "formal" education system is largely met with happy anticipation. But there's also a heavy dose of concern: Is my child ready for kindergarten?
The first weekend after school starts -- when textbooks
have been handed out but the homework hasn't yet -- is prime time
for a little book beautification.
Your best tool for encouraging kids to read may be something parents and educators once considered the enemy: comic books.
How To Make Reading Enjoyable For Your Tweens This Summer
Getting kids interested in what they're learning is an
age-old problem that continues to plague teachers and parents.
Now, researchers from the University of Leuven in Belgium report
in the March/April issue of the journal Child Development, that
when teenagers understand that learning helps them attain an
intrinsic goal (e.g., self-development, personal health, etc.),
they are more likely to become interested in the topic and grasp
its conceptual aspects than if they are motivated to learn only
to attain extrinsic goals (e.g., financial success, physical
Books help children learn to read and learn about life, but only a special few make children laugh. Check out these funny recommendations for kids of all ages.
How to share the love of reading with your children
Reading is the fundamental skill at the base of all
learning, and students with strong reading skills tend to do
better in school than those without the same skill set.
How To Teach Your Preteen the Joy of Reading