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Harry Potter Series Gets Kids Back Into Books

The release of the final Harry Potter movie might serve as a good time to start getting kids back to reading the original books.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/21/2011


Reading Can Be A Blast!

All kids need to work to learn how to read, and many struggle more than others. For kids and parents who find reading easy or hard, readingrockets.org, offers resources to help.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2011


Winning Essays Can Mean Big Bucks

High school students often do not realize how much their writing may be worth.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/01/2011

Kids may need a little nudge to get reading on their own. (iStockPhoto)

More Ways To Get Kids Interested In Reading

Sometimes kids need a little nudge to get interested in a book or a genre of books.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/15/2011


Stopping The “Summer Slide”

Unfortunately, for many kids, “Summer Slide” doesn’t mean not plugging a plastic device into a hose to slip around on the lawn…

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/02/2011

You Are What You Read

You are what you eat, but are you what you read?

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/29/2011

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Building Language For Literacy

For younger children, building the connection between sounds and letters helps build the foundations of future reading.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/07/2011


‘Thanks, And Have Fun Running the Country’

Of all the motivations for writing, kids love publishing their work for their peers and for adults.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/18/2011


Oprah Suggests Reading List For Kids

Oprah Winfrey may have wrapped up her talk show and moved on to her own cable network, but her role of suggesting books continues. While most adults know about Oprah’s book club, suggesting new books […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/07/2011


Reading Scores On The Rise

The Program for International Student Assessment had some good and bad news for parents in the U.S. and across the globe this week.