Reading Kingdom Review: “The fact that she enjoys and looks forward to her lessons is a big plus!”

“Each lesson takes Little Bug about 15 minutes or so to complete.  She really does enjoy the lessons but sometimes she does still get a little frustrated.  She is very strong-willed and doesn’t like when the lady “helps” her or instructs her what she needs to do.  We are currently using this every day so she completes 4-5 lessons per…

Bedtime story for kids: Shampoodle

Shampoodle by Joan Holub is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended bedtime story for kids. Melissa G. of Sweet on Books explains why: What You Need to Know: • Shampoodle is perfect for your young dog lover! • The language rhymes. • The picture cues are very strong for your fledgling reader. • The plot is an amusing romp, and the illustrations…

Paradise educators find resilience amid fire’s destruction

By David Washburn and Diana Lambert for edsource.org They can’t dwell on what the fire has taken from them, or the losses still to come. So they focus on Dec. 3. That’s the day people responsible for the Paradise Unified School District want school to be back in session. “What will it look like? We don’t know,” said Kindra Britt, a public information…

Ask Dr. Blank: What can parents of newly diagnosed children on the autism spectrum do to get the best possible resources for their child?

Give yourself some time to deal with the diagnosis and to find the best possible services for your child. Reach out to other families. Limit the services you and your child receive so as not to overwhelm you or your child. Do things for yourself that help support your health and vitality. You have to take care of yourself so…

The Little College Where Tuition Is Free and Every Student Is Given a Job

By Adam Harris for theatlantic.com There’s a small burst of air that explodes from every clap. And when hundreds of people are clapping in unison, it begins to feel like a breeze—one that was pulsing through the Phelps Stokes Chapel at Berea College in Kentucky. The students and staff that had gathered here were stomping, clapping, and singing along, as they…