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Electrification Education

In the wake of a storm, we've lost electrical power here on Long Island for 7 days 15 days now and counting. Sure there is a some real tragedy - although it's been blown way out of proportion by the media - but for the most part the storm has delivered what can best be [...]

By |2017-01-11T19:18:50+00:00November 13th, 2012|Categories: reading|0 Comments

Making Reading Fun

The other night my wife and I dropped our kids off at their grandmother's at 6:45pm....so we could go out to dinner. Now our kids are NEVER without books to read or academic assignments to do. In fact we take this *precaution* most especially when it's a babysitting situation. Why? Well it does make the [...]

By |2017-01-11T19:18:50+00:00September 11th, 2012|Categories: reading|0 Comments

Teen Reading List 1

Teenagers, in the course of their education, DO NOT read enough. And they definitely don't read enough of the important books from the last 50-100 years or so which are tragically ignored by school curricula. These are some of the books that I've read recently and believe are MUST-READS for the +12 age group: Flags [...]

By |2017-01-11T19:18:51+00:00June 4th, 2012|Categories: reading|0 Comments

Cultivating Bibliophilia

My daughter has finally become a full-blown bibliophile! All the signs are there: opening a book in bed the second she wakes up, reading at the breakfast table, walking around with her eyes buried in a book, etc. Those are just SOME of the books she has checked out of the library right now. In [...]

By |2017-01-11T19:18:51+00:00May 13th, 2012|Categories: books, reading|0 Comments

Second Grade Reading List?

  Through the first three academic quarters of this year (about 8 months), these are some, but not all(!), of the books our son John (age 7.42 now) has read. Brace yourself... 2nd Quarter: The Mystery at the Roman Colosseum (Around the World in 80 Mysteries) (Carole Marsh Mysteries) - 126 pg The Mystery at the [...]

By |2017-01-11T19:18:51+00:00April 15th, 2012|Categories: books, reading|0 Comments

Raising Bibliophiles

That's the status of our library account right now! We almost never have fewer than 60 books checked out.   8-10 of them are *parental* and the rest are the kids'. A lot of people are neither aware nor take full advantage of the library resources available to them.  Most local libraries are part of [...]

By |2017-01-11T19:18:54+00:00December 2nd, 2011|Categories: reading|0 Comments

A Few Months….A Few Books

This is a list of what my 6 year old son has read and recorded in his *books* Google Doc for this year's first quarter. I'm sure he's missed a bunch but that's understandable given the overall book chaos in our house. The Secrets of Droon #35: Lost Empire of Koomba - 128 pg Vespers Rising [...]

By |2017-01-11T19:18:54+00:00November 3rd, 2011|Categories: reading|0 Comments

Educational Games – Bananagrams

Kids all learn (are taught) to read at different rates and by different means. With all the phonics books, websites, and theories out there... I still doubt there's a better approach than sitting down with them and playing with something like Bananagrams. "Furball"? That's an old nickname of mine wielded by my golf jabronis. And [...]

By |2020-07-20T18:50:56+00:00September 28th, 2011|Categories: reading, vocab|0 Comments

Early Reading

Here's our son reading random words at age 4.8: Now at age 5.5 here he is reading a *chapter book* all by himself: At the time he simply could not read to himself silently. It was kind of funny and probably unpleasant for his throat! John easily reads 100 pages a day now; sometimes he's [...]

By |2020-07-20T18:55:53+00:00September 21st, 2011|Categories: reading|0 Comments