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April, 2008

Kids and Reading
Parents and teachers of young kids should see this strong British site.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5

This resource from the United Kingdom offers parents, teachers and caregivers interesting features and practical advice on encouraging and helping children learn to read.
The site has a simple, uncluttered design that can be navigated by selecting a category from the left sidebar, using the search facility, or choosing a featured article from the main page.

Parents, teachers, and caregivers will want to check out Kids and Reading for some great tips and advice for helping youngsters learn to read. A range of topics are covered such as different learning styles, steps in learning to read and the importance of learning to read plus tips on how to help your child, how to build a childs library, and the power of kids teaching kids to read. There is also a section on special concerns that includes articles on Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism, dyslexia, English as a second language, and struggling readers. Classroom methods of teaching reading such as guided reading, independent reading, shared reading, whole language reading, and others are discussed. Included are links to other relevant sites and other tools and techniques for helping children read. Visitors can also register for the monthly newsletter for the latest news and articles of interest.


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