ASD Reading Review: The confidence that Garrett has achieved in word recognition has really become apparent as he progresses through the program

“Due to his Autism, one thing Garrett has always struggled with is reading.  Originally, we weren’t sure if he would ever be able to read due to his ASD but over the years he has worked hard and does read.  However, he ‘s still not at the level of reading that I think he could be at, even with his…

Recommended Reading for Kids: The Sign of the Beaver

The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare, is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended reading for kids. Reading expert and Reading Kingdom creator, Dr. Marion Blank explains why: In this book, a family is settling into a new homestead on the frontier. The father has to return East to bring back his mother, sister, and newborn baby and Matt, a boy…

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

Erika Christakis for  The Atlantic.com   Smartphones have by now been implicated in so many crummy outcomes—car fatalities, sleep disturbances, empathy loss, relationship problems, failure to notice a clown on a unicycle—that it almost seems easier to list the things they don’t mess up than the things they do. Our society may be reaching peak criticism of digital devices. Even so, emerging research suggests…

Ask Dr. Blank: 9 Tips for How to Raise an Eager Reader

Are you a parent of a toddler who wants to foster a love of reading in your child? Even at your child’s young age, there are ways to make sure that your child loves to read. Here are the 9 best tips for how to raise an eager reader Talking in a slow, gentle manner with well-organized sentences about all…

Researchers find IQ scores dropping since the 1970s

By Bob Yirka for Medical Xpress A pair of researchers with the Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research in Norway has found that IQ test scores have been slowly dropping over the past several decades. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Bernt Bratsberg and Ole Rogeberg describe their study and the results they found. They…

Reading Kingdom Review: “I recommend Reading Kingdom to families with developing readers or struggling ones that seek independent learning online.”

“Make Reading Lessons Easy with Reading Kingdom! Do you have a child that likes learning online and is ready to read? Have you been trying to help a developing reader move from decoding simple words to comprehending longer passages? Would you like to help your 4-10 year old child move from where she is at now to reading and writing…