Reading Comprehension Apps for Kids: A Top Ten List of iPad Apps

Reading comprehension apps can be a great teaching tool for struggling kids. If you’ve been following Healthy Family for a while you’ve already read some of my reading comprehension articles for parents and teachers. I’m a firm believer in direct instruction and peer tutoring, but using reading comprehension apps is another powerful tool for your tool bag. I’d like to see kids with reading comprehension problems use these apps in addition to other strategies. They can make reading practice fun and enjoyable for the kid who’s not too motivated to read. Check out my top ten list of apps available in the app store that can help your child improve reading comprehension skills. (…)

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Reading Comprehension Strategies for Parents of ASD Kids

I’ve created some reading comprehension strategies for you today that will work with 3rd through 5th grade kids. These reading comprehension strategies are beneficial for all kids, but my focus today is on special needs kids, particularly kids diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

If you are a parent looking for reading comprehension strategies for your ASD child my suggestions should help get you off to a good start. As you know, for ASD kids, a lot gets missed in the large classroom setting that makes homework time at the kitchen table quite difficult. The ASD child often forgets, misunderstands, and inappropriately responds to his assigned homework. Frustrated and tired parents usually end up doing the work for the child just to get it done.

If this sounds familiar, I’d like to offer you a few reading comprehension strategies. My reading tips will hopefully give you a few tools for your toolbox and take the torture out of homework time. (…)

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Free Read Aloud Books for Kids Online from Barnes and Nobel

Need free read aloud books to entertain your child? I recently found out that Barnes and Nobel hosts 16 free read aloud books for children on their website. You can access them from your favorite browser right on your computer. This is a wonderful resource for classroom teachers, because almost (…)

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Preschool Prereading Activities That Make a Child an Early Reader

Preschool prereading activities are easy and fun. You don’t need to rely on a future kindergarten teacher to teach your child how to read. You can do it even if you don’t have any background in education. Don’t wait until your child is in kindergarten to start prereading activities. Start now. There are 10 very simple things parents can do with their kids that will teach preschool prereading activities. (…)

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