Reading Kingdom Review “Brilliant!”

“The program works on both reading and writing together and builds the child in both ways at the same time. The teaching activities are organized in such a way that my son is learning to read and write new words, and learning to write the words he already knows – brilliant right! This program is very easy to use. My…

How Oliver Olson Changed the World

How Oliver Olson Changed the World is a book that teaches young readers about independence.  The book is reviewed by Melissa Y. at Sweet on Books. What You Need to Know: • Oliver Olson is a wonderful role model of independence for our young boys and girls. • Mills has created wonderful, in depth characters young readers can’t help but…

How This Chess Grandmaster Uses the Game to Transform Young Lives

   By Lilly Workneh for The Huffington Post –Maurice Ashley is a man who has expertly mastered the game of chess. He is a three-time national chess championship coach, a two-time author and an overall world-class chess player. Ashley made history in 1999 when he was the  first African American to achieve the games grand master title and, again, on Wednesday…

Ask Dr. Blank: What are some ways to help children become more social?

Any consideration of social skills needs to take account of the modern hi-tech age in which we live. Kids spend hours and hours each day with the devices –with the result that they spend many fewer hours interacting with people. You can readily see this when you go to a restaurant and watch families dining “together.” An increasingly common scene…

The Best Way to Boost Your Memory Is Already In Your Hand

By Lindsey Holmes for The Huffington Post Want to sharpen that noggin? Pick up a pen. Chances are you still scribble down a few notes each day. And extending that practice into longer, physical writing may sharpen your memory exponentially. Studies have found that students who wrote their notes outperformed students who typed them. Note takers were better able to retain information and…

Reading Kingdom Review “My kids are loving Reading Kingdom..”

“I have to admit that we’ve never used an online reading program before. We’ve seen all the advertisements but never used a single one. When we tried Reading Kingdom, I knew my preschool daughter and 1st grade son would be excited for the chance to have fun during their phonics lessons. I was right. We haven’t had any issues with…