Ideas to Make Books Interesting!

Does your child think books are boring?  At Within Reach Learning Center we understand that some kids do think that books are just not interesting.  Fortunately, this is an easy fix – just find the right book to hook your child into reading.  If the act of reading is boring to your child, find ways […]


Math Chapter Books… 2 Birds With One Stone!

What better way to get kids interested in math than by incorporating it into their reading, or vice versa!  There are some fantastic math chapter books out there that do just that.  Kids who are reluctant towards math may get interested when it is developed into a story with interesting characters.  On the other hand, […]


Great Books for Boys

Which books will get my son reading?  We hear this question a lot at Within Reach Learning Center!  While boys are just as good at reading as girls it’s sometimes hard for them to find books that really grab their attention. Here are some great book series that will grab your boy’s attention !in the […]


Great Summer Reading Activities

The weather is heating up, as is our summer reading contest at Within Reach Learning Center.  To keep your kids reading this summer you have to keep it fun!  Here are some great summer reading ideas from NoTimeForFlashcards.com that are sure to keep the kiddos excited about reading all summer long… Create a summer reading bucket […]


Great Summer Learning Websites

Summer break is finally here!  We have talked to you already about the importance of keeping your kids reading, writing, and practicing math over the summer.  Within Reach Learning Center is beginning our summer reading and math contests as an incentive. One way that kids can practice over the summer is on the computer.  Here […]


Teacher Recommended Read Aloud Books

We all want our kids to become great readers.  A fantastic way to help them achieve this is to read aloud to them.  Reading to your children improves their comprehension, models fluent reading for them, and is a great way to spend quality time together. Here are some books that Within Reach Learning Center thinks are excellent […]


Avoid the Summer Slide!

A long summer break is a great time for your child to refresh and take time away from his studies. Unfortunately, children who don’t do any academic work often lose some of their hard earned knowledge over the summer. Instead of sending your child back to school to spend 4-6 weeks re-learning new material, consider […]


“Mighty Girl” Books

Within Reach Learning Center believes that children should have the opportunity to read books, play with toys, listen to music, and watch movies that offer positive messages about kids and honor their diverse capabilities. A great site called A Mighty Girl is dedicated to doing just that for young girls everywhere.  They are the world’s largest collection of books, toys, […]


Fun Easter Books

Looking for a last minute surprise to add to the kids’ Easter basket?  How about a fun Easter book?  Here are some that Within Reach Learning Center likes… The Easter Egg by Jan Brett  – The beloved children’s author shares a tale of her lovable bunny hero, Hoppi, and her remarkable Easter Rabbit will enchant readers as they […]


More Great Learning Apps

Within Reach Learning Center loves to share great educational apps with all of you!  Well, we found a couple more that are definitely worth sharing.  Check out these cool apps… Level It is a great app that has you scan your book’s ISBN to view the Guided Reading, Grade Level Equivalent, and Lexile levels for the book. […]


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