Archive for April, 2011

Recommended Reading for Kids: Ben and Me

Recommended Book: Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin by His Good Mouse Amos by Robert Lawson Ben and Me is a light-hearted biography of Benjamin Franklin as told by his mouse, Amos. Perfect for kids ages 7 and older, this book will delight, entertain and educate children. Reading expert and Reading Kingdom creator, Dr. Marion Blank explains…

Top 100 Sight Words and How to Teach Them

Sight words is a common term in reading that  has a variety of meanings. When it is applied to early reading instruction, it typically refers to the set of about 100 words that keeps reappearing on almost any page of text. “Who, the, he, were, does, their, me, be” are a few examples. In addition to their being very frequent,…

Ask Dr. Marion: Going from Computer to Paper and Pencil

  Jeane asks: My granddaughter Eva is learning, but really has trouble transferring from the computer to the written word. I believe with a lot of work, we will get her there and I am really making sure she doesn’t get frustrated. She is really trying, but I am wondering why there seems to be a roadblock here. The issue…

Moms Review Reading Kingdom Curriculum

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…

What books do you read to your kids?

We asked on Twitter: What are your favorite books to read to kids? Amy, a mom in Southern California, had a lot to say! Amy blogs at Baby Baby Lemon, and is a stay at home mom to an awesome 2-year-old toddler named Spencer. Reading Kingdom: Do you consider yourself an avid reader? Amy: I do. Before I had a…

Recommended Reading for Preschoolers: Are You My Mother?

Recommended Book: Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman Are You My Mother? is a story that follows a confused bird as he travels asking everything from cows to steam shovels, “Are you My Mother?” It’s a classic book many kids love, and is perfect for kids under age 6. Reading Kingdom creator, Dr. Marion Blank explains why. One of…