My little boy is 2½ now, and has enjoyed being read to at bedtime since he was small. But lately he's started refusing to be read to at all. Instead he says "No, I want to read it" and takes the ...
My daughter began reading at age three. When we enrolled in Kindergarten, she was tested and it was discovered that she could already read (and comprehend) at a fifth grade level at age five. She ...
I don't know the details of any studies, but I think the general consensus these days is that bringing up children multilingual from the start is a positive thing to do, even if it can slightly delay ...
My son is six years old, nearly finished with his first year of school. He reads pretty well, on par with his age I believe. What concerns me is he has difficulty answering basic questions about a ...
My daughter is a big fan of books. She can spend one hour in a row looking at her books, and often asks my wife and me to read her a story. We are a french family. For 2 weeks, she's been looking at ...
I have a seven year old son who is having a hard time "getting inspired" to read regularly. This is somewhat of a struggle for me as his older brother was reading Harry Potter at around his age and ...
I don't mind reading Cat in the Hat, but my 1st Grader still wants books to be read as part of the night time ritual, even though she reads them fine herself. But Ready Freddy is no fun to read out ...
Back when we were still expecting our son to be born, we were told all about how important it was to read to our son, even before he was born. Being avid readers ourselves, my wife and I felt this ...
My son is nearing 2½ years, and he's got a big stack of picture books. He loves to turn the pages but doesn't take any care in doing so. That means the books are often torn and the spine bent so far ...
How does one go about determining if a child, adolescent or teen is capable of understanding a given book?
This question was inspired by one posed on the Science Fiction Stack Exchange by a parent wondering about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Through some commentary and discussion, he did clarify ...
In what way does reading story books to babies help them (besides falling sleep), and at what age should it be started?
There is a cultural difference. Where I come from there is no concept of reading story books as a bed time ritual to babies. Though I do remember my father telling me mythological stories in order ...
The school has assigned reading I feel is inappropriate for my son to read. How do I approach this problem with the school and with my son?
The school has assigned The Hunger Games as a literature reading assignment for my 11 year old. I read the books and enjoyed the ride, but feel the brutality is too much for this age group, in this ...
How do you find great reading material for a child whose reading ability is far outstripped by his/her comprehension?
I have an 8yo child with CAS (Childhood Apraxia of Speech). Because the first two schools he attended didn't deal well with his CAS, he only really began to read about a year ago. He reads at a ...
Reading in second language for a bilingual kid - how to approach a phonetic language vs. English phonics?
My kid goes to English public kindergarten and learns there to read and write in English. We live in USA. At home we speak Czech and Czech words are read as written with different phonetics. How long ...
My daughter is 5 years old (will be 6 at the end of February) and lately has wanted to learn to read. However, I've become a bit concerned because it seems as though she has absolutely no memory for ...