Think Outside the Book

Encouraging a love of reading: Tip #5 When it comes to raising readers, you know the drill: start young, share books aloud, visit the library, and be a good role model. Excellent advice, all of it. But what if you’ve toed that line and your child still hasn’t caught the spark? Or you’ve ignited a […]


Offer Books as Treats

Encouraging a Love of Reading: Tip #4 When it comes to raising readers, you know the drill: start young, share books aloud, visit the library, and be a good role model. Excellent advice, all of it. But what if you’ve toed that line and your child still hasn’t caught the spark? Or you’ve ignited a […]


Make it Social

Encouraging a Love of Reading: Tip #4   When it comes to raising readers, you know the drill: start young, share books aloud, visit the library, and be a good role model. Excellent advice, all of it. But what if you’ve toed that line and your child still hasn’t caught the spark? Or you’ve ignited […]


Keep it Fun!

Encouraging a Love of Reading: Tip #2   When it comes to raising readers, you know the drill: start young, share books aloud, visit the library, and be a good role model. Excellent advice, all of it. But what if you’ve toed that line and your child still hasn’t caught the spark? Or you’ve ignited […]


Hook them on the Story

Encouraging a Love of Reading: Tip #1   When it comes to raising readers, you know the drill: start young, share books aloud, visit the library, and be a good role model. Excellent advice, all of it. But what if you’ve toed that line and your child still hasn’t caught the spark? Or you’ve ignited […]


Fun Reading Activities

Do you need a fun reading activity? At Within Reach Learning Center in Mission Viejo, we focus on having fun while learning, so I thought this was a great way to bring fun to reading. Here is a great way to bring books to life! This is a fun interactive way to read and get […]

Read More » | March 7, 2012 | Category: Daily Learning, Reading Tips | Comments: none | Tags: ,

Fun Spelling Practice

Are you tired of those endless spelling lists week after week? Do you need a fun way for your child to practice their spelling words? Just like at Within Reach Learning Center, we believe practicing spelling lists in a fun will make it more enjoyable for everyone! Try one of these great ideas! It will […]

Read More » | February 21, 2012 | Category: Daily Learning, Reading Tips | Comments: none | Tags: ,

Help With Homework

Is homework time in your house a struggle? Homework help is here! Homework should not be a battle. Here are some steps you can take to encourage your elementary-age child to take responsibility for his own homework assignments. Although lots there are lots of tutoring places in Orange County, it still does not solve the […]


Book Recommendations

Junie B. Jones Junie B. Jones is a children’s book series written by Barbara Park and illustrated by Denise Brunkus. The story is written in Junie B.’s perspective. Remember when it was scary to go to school because it was your first day and you didn’t know anything. Meet Junie B. Jones, kindergartner. She’sso scared […]

Read More » | January 25, 2012 | Category: Reading Tips | Comments: none

Increasing Comprehension by Reading Aloud

One of the most frequently asked questions I get is: “How do I increase my child’s comprehension?” The number one thing I suggest is to have your kid read aloud. Even if they are just reading to themselves in their bed. I want it to be read a loud. When they are older and able […]

Read More » | August 10, 2011 | Category: Reading Tips | Comments: none

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