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Most parents are in the dark about how well their children read

Most parents are in the dark about how well their children read

The big gap between parent understanding, and reality I read a statistic this week that I…
The screen debate. How do parents feel about it?

The screen debate. How do parents feel about it?

This week, I had more than one investor tell me that parents won’t see a benefit…
New research on parents’ phone use

New research on parents’ phone use

Thought Catalog As I think back to when my kids were little, I’m so thankful that…
“A book on every bed”

“A book on every bed”

Last week I wrote about why giving books to your children as gifts sends a clear…
In the news: Why are we still teaching reading the wrong way? (NYT 10/28/18)

In the news: Why are we still teaching reading the wrong way? (NYT 10/28/18)

If you have not yet read Emily Harmon’s article in this past weekend’s New York Times,…
The medical world speaks out about preschoolers’ schedules

The medical world speaks out about preschoolers’ schedules

The summer is just about over, and like many parents, you might be trying to decide…
Making screen time count: a new book gives parents guidance

Making screen time count: a new book gives parents guidance

Even reading teachers know that children can learn reading-related skills through shows and videos, not only…
An expert weighs in on how to raise Kids Who Read

An expert weighs in on how to raise Kids Who Read

They’re out there: middle-schoolers who love to read. They see the summer as a stretch of…
Talk at home? The language research take-aways for families

Talk at home? The language research take-aways for families

It’s not often that educational research becomes part of the public discussion, but the 1992 Hart &…
Storytelling options & brain activity — new research

Storytelling options & brain activity — new research

If you had a 3-5-year old and he wanted to hear a story, which do you…
One more reason to encourage empathy: it sets up children for reading and school success

One more reason to encourage empathy: it sets up children for reading and school success

When we talk about the 3 buckets of skills children need to read well, people wonder…
U.S. lags behind in 4th grade test of reading skills

U.S. lags behind in 4th grade test of reading skills

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/12/05/global-reading-scores-are-rising-but-not.html The latest results of a 4th grade reading skills test should sound an alarm in every…
The problem with READING LEVELS: What every parent should know

The problem with READING LEVELS: What every parent should know

In many schools across the nation, there is lots of talk about reading levels—these levels are…
The Needham Times: Needham parent creates interactive child literacy website

The Needham Times: Needham parent creates interactive child literacy website

Abound founder Joan Kelley has been featured in her hometown newspaper. You can find the full…