Reading Tips For Parents & Educators

Find expert reading strategies and useful tips to help introduce children to the wonderful world of reading on their own with I Can Read!

5 Ways Parents Can Help Their Children Learn to Read

Learning to read is hard work! Kids can easily become frustrated or impatient when they’re first starting out. We’ve highlighted five things you can do at home to support skill development in your early reader and help them learn to read in an organic way: 1. Read every day. Studies …

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8 Ways to Refresh Your Child’s Reading Routine

There’s a lot of buzz around the importance of incorporating reading into your child’s daily routine. Reading for at least 20 minutes each day has many benefits for skill development. However, story time shouldn’t feel like something you need to check off your “to-do” list. Here are eight ways to …

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Story Time Tips to Improve Reading Comprehension

To help your child become a confident and well-rounded reader, it’s important to improve reading comprehension early on. According to multiple studies, reading encourages brain development in young children, expanding their capacity for creativity, helping them develop empathy, and advancing their vocabulary. It’s a useful habit to develop in kids, which, …

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Get Back-To-School Ready with I Can Read! Book Club

“Back-to-school” may bring to mind time spent shopping for school supplies and labeling lunch boxes, but making sure your child is prepared goes beyond the extra tissues and snacks. It also means ensuring that your child has confidence in their own abilities, especially reading, when it’s time to return to …

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6 Simple Steps to Start Teaching Kids Phonics

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If you grew up in the ’80s, ’90s, or early 2000s, you’ll likely remember the catchy TV and radio advertisements touting the benefits of teaching kids phonics. Even today, phonics remains an effective method for teaching beginning readers how to recognize the relationship between letters and sounds, usually in fun …

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Summer Reading Tips for Parents to Keep Kids on Track

Summertime provides a wonderful opportunity to foster a love of reading with your children. No one’s worried about homework, strict schedules, or report cards. The days are longer, and books can be read with the simple task of enjoying a good story. When school is out and responsibilities are low, take advantage …

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10 Tips to Avoid the Summer Reading Slide

For kids, summer vacation is one of the most highly anticipated times of the year. It comes with longer days, less structure, and plenty of excuses for cold treats. After a school year of remote learning and inevitable challenges, they (and you!) deserve a break. But, the summer reading slide …

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How to Help Your Child Be a Better Reader

We all want our kids to be the best versions of themselves. At times, it can be difficult to distinguish between getting to know our child’s strengths and weaknesses and our desire for them to be good at everything. That’s a lot of pressure to put on ourselves and on …

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8 Earth Day Activities for Kids to Learn about the Planet

Since 1970, Earth Day has helped kids learn and have fun while increasing awareness of environmental issues. More than a billion people across 193 countries celebrate it every year and learn ways to become better caretakers of our one and only home. Here are some fun Earth Day activities for kids that will help them …

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5 Tips for Reading At Home with Your Kids During the Pandemic

5 Tips for Reading at Home with Your Kids During Coronavirus

Well—it’s been an interesting few weeks to say the least. As we’re all staying home and doing our best to practice social distancing to curb the spread of the Coronavirus, I’ve been trying to stay positive and practice gratitude. One theme that I’ve noticed popping up on my social feeds …

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