Archive for April, 2011

Not Your Favorite Kids Book

One of my favorite moments of the day is reading to my children at bedtime.  Each night my boys take turns picking out the book that we are going to read that evening. We all cuddle together on the rocking chair, reading and looking at the pictures. Most of the books they pick are easy reads but there is one…

Recommended Reading for Kids: A Boy, A Dog and a Frog

Recommended Book: A Boy, A Dog and a Frog by Mercer Mayer A Boy, A Dog and a Frog, is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended books for kids. Reading expert and Reading Kingdom creator, Dr. Marion Blank explains why. Mercer Mayer, an award winning writer, describes his books as being about “things that happened to me when I was…

Autism Awareness: Taking it to the Next Level

Reading Kingdom founder and literacy expert, Dr. Marion Blank, writes in the Huffington Post about autism awareness, and how she feels it needs to be raised to another level. In this article, Dr. Blank highlights several parents with children of various ages and on different levels of the autism spectrum. Read the full article about autism awareness.

Is the Reading Kingdom Right for Children on the Spectrum?

Parents and teachers of children on the autistic spectrum are steadily searching for programs to enhance the children’s skills. So we are regularly asked if it would be useful for them to use the Reading Kingdom. Often the answer is “yes,” but it is not an unqualified yes. Generally, the children should possess oral language skills that enable them to…

What Homeschoolers Say About the Reading Kingdom

Each week, we’re featuring reviews of moms part of The Old Schoolhouse magazine’s review crew who are using the Reading Kingdom with their children. The crew was offered a free year subscription of the Reading Kingdom program to help us spread the word about the program. Click the their names to visit their blogs, and be sure to follow our…

For the Love of Reading

I have always been a bookworm. In fact, one of my earliest memories is of plowing through a Dr. Seuss book all by myself. I remember my head hurt and my eyes were tired, but I was triumphant, knowing I’d accomplished something huge. That first book gave me access to a lifetime of adventure (if only in my mind), an…