Blog Category - Reading Activities


Read With Your Grandchildren

Read With Your Grandchildren

Today, I am writing from a different perspective – the grandparent one. Not only am I lucky enough to be called by that wonderful name, I also happen to know that many of the inquiries that we receive at Reading Horizons is from grandparents who are worried about a grandchild who …
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Two Million Children Homeschooled

Two Million Children Homeschooled

In research released this week, we can see the growth of homeschooling in our country. HSLDA quoted the National Home Education Research Institute's findings January 4, 2011. The NHERI study used data from both government and private sources in order to arrive at …
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Author David McCullough and “A Book on Every Bed”

Author David McCullough and “A Book on Every Bed”

At Imagination Soup today I saw this interesting idea for the first time, and I just had to track it down. It's a homegrown campaign that began with author, writer and mom, Amy Dickenson. She asks, “Do you have a culture of literacy in your home?”  …
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Take A Break

Take A Break

It’s the holiday season and that makes it the perfect time to play with your children. And although it’s important to make education a top priority, not everything has to be a learning moment, or a field trip, or a study of something or other. The freedom to giggle, run, …
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Nine Ways to Connect with Santa

Nine Ways to Connect with Santa

You don’t have to head to the North Pole to hook up with Santa this year. There’s a sack full of online options that will let your little ones connect with the Claus from the comfort of your own home. Whether you want to write to Santa online, receive personalized video …
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Poetry, Music for Christmas: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "I Heard the Bells"

Does your family love music? Mine does, and Christmas is made all the more wonderful because of song. Here is a beautiful rendition by actor Ed Herrman of the story of how Henry Wadsworth Longfellow came to write the words to the carol "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day".
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Webinar Link to Help Your Child Become a Successful Reader

“Four Steps to Ensure Your Child Becomes a Successful Reader” is the name of the latest home use webinar. It was presented Dec. 2, 2010  by Erika and Jeri, members of the Reading Horizons staff. The presentation is availalbe for you to view on-demand. Included …
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Reading Activities: Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Quote to Remember

Wonderful winter weather may afford us more reading time while staying indoors and lounging in the coziness of a comfortable armchair. Here's food for thought: choose well the company you keep with literature. "I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have …
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Choosing the Right Gift for Children with ADHD

Choosing the Right Gift for Children with ADHD

Finding the right gift for a child with ADHD or other learning problems can be a challenge. Author, Kristin Stansbury says that, “One key to selecting presents is to think about the whole child — his/her struggles, skills, strengths, and interests. [Also] every child has a …
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Reading Holiday Recipes with Children

Reading Holiday Recipes with Children

It’s universally known. Children love to cook. So, let them get in on the act this holiday season and enhance their reading and math skills at the same time. Here are a couple of easy-to-read recipes that you, and your children, can enjoy right now:   Buckeyes 1 stick soft …
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