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 […]

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 […]

“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, […]

Best Classic Books to Read With Your Kids

There’s something magical about sharing your favorite childhood reads with your kids.  While new releases are exciting, there is a lot to be said about sharing a great book that you loved as a kid. Check out this article from for the complete list of great classic books to share with your children.  Here […]

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. […]

Math in Children’s Literature

If you are a faithful follower of our blogs then you know that we love to share fantastic books to read with your kids.  We also love to share great math tips on how to make math a fun part of everyday life.  So, naturally we couldn’t wait to share this list of books with […]

St Patrick’s Day Fun

At Within Reach Learning Center we are gearing up for some St. Patty’s Day fun this week!  Here are a few ideas that you can use at home to have some Irish fun of your own… Make a leprechaun trap!  Those sneaky little leprechauns are always causing mischief.   Help your kids make a trap to catch those […]

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