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Christmas Traditions Around the World

By Taylor Charles

Christmas is celebrated in different ways and on different days across the world. Here is a look at some popular Christmas traditions. ARGENTINA Argentinians celebrate Christmas with fireworks at midnight on Christmas Eve after dinner. Children leave their shoes outside, or under the Christmas tree, to be filled with gifts. Typical Christmas meals include roast turkey, vegetables, and mince pie.…

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Best Christmas Movies for Kids

By Taylor Charles

Looking for a great Christmas movie? Check out these best Christmas Movies for Kids. Home Alone – As the movie opens, Kevin is tired of being surrounded by his big family. They are all preparing for a family vacation to Paris and he feels he is being ignored. That night, he wishes for some time alone. When he wakes up…

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What are the Elements of a Story?

By Jerry Charles

Story elements are the scaffolding on which all stories are built. Understanding them and why they matter gives us – and our children – a deeper understanding of the stories we read.

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What is Guided Reading?

By Jerry Charles

Guided reading is a proven learning strategy employed by many schools. Find out what it is, how it works and how you can use the same techniques with your child at home.

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Improve Reading Skills with Comic Books

Improve Reading Skills with Comic Books!

By Jerry Charles

Reading is a complex skill to master and one that takes lots of practice. And what better way to encourage practice than with the most attractive reading material of all: Comic books!

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What is Inference in Reading?

What is Inference in Reading?

By Jerry Charles

When we make inferences while reading, we’re literally reading between the lines. Learning this valuable skill helps kids deepen their reading experience and understand the more subtle aspects of what they’re reading.

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