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How to Read to a Toddler

Posted in Jane Kise on March 22nd, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

“My toddler won’t sit still for reading,” is a common lament. Or, “My child wants to turn the pages randomly, won’t listen to a story.” If you have trouble reading a book from start to finish with your 14-month old, don’t worry—you aren’t alone.

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Reading Aloud to Tweens and Teens

Posted in General, Jane Kise on March 13th, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

I once got a classroom full of struggling 8th graders to finish a complicated assignment by promising to read a Dr. Seuss book to them. A high school English teacher reduced tardies to zero by beginning each class with a short chapter from a children’s book. I’ve finished conference talks with a read-aloud, and at the close there’s a contented sigh from the entire audience. We’re never too old to enjoy a read-aloud.

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“Other” Kinds of Books

Posted in Jane Kise on March 1st, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – 1 Comment

One of my colleagues is as in to great novels and epic tales as I am. Guess what her eldest son enjoys reading? Instruction manuals for building skyscrapers and airplanes! It took her a long time to realize that he wasn’t that interested in reading because their tastes were so different that he disliked just about everything she suggested!

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Tuesdays with Jane: Ways to Nurture Lifelong Readers

Posted in Jane Kise on February 21st, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

Reading is truly mandatory if children are to succeed, yet forcing children to read can make them hate it even more. Further, incentives backfire in the long run (unless the incentive is being able to purchase more books to read when they finish the ones they have!) Here are a few ways to keep reading fun if your children haven’t yet caught the Bookworm Bug.

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Jane Kise: Reading for Enjoyment is Mandatory!

Posted in Jane Kise on February 15th, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

At our house we have two natural bookworms: my son and me. The week he learned to read, we could barely tear him away from a book at his cousin’s birthday party to join in the fun. Is it any surprise he ended up an English major?

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