Ask Dr. Blank: How do we grow global mindedness in every child and youth in this country? Why does it matter?

Answers to this important question rightfully and typically focus on the globalization marking modern life—that is, the international integration across the world in products, ideas, and many other aspects of culture. From the perspective of our nation, however, some special challenges exist. Since World War II, the United States has been the leading world power in many areas. This role…

The board games turning science into playtime

By Dan Jolin for theguardian.com When Elizabeth Hargrave created a board game inspired by her love of birdwatching, she had no expectation it would become a tabletop phenomenon. Yet Wingspan sold out within a week of its release in January, earned glowing reviews and was the subject of a New York Times article. “It’s just so far beyond what you could ever hope for,…

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Buglette the messy sleeper

Buglette the Messy Sleeper inspires children to dream. The book is reviewed by Melissa G. at Sweet on Books. What You Need to Know: • Buglette is the cutest bug I’ve seen since Richard Scarry’s Goldbug.• This little bug has big dreams and will serve as an inspiration for young readers!• Buglette the Messy Sleeper is the first picture book for Bethanie Deeney…

Many students don’t know how to study. Here’s how parents can help.

By James Paterson for The Washington Post Among the creative and maddening reasons kids come up with for not studying, one familiar one might be worth addressing: They don’t know how. Researchers and experienced educators have found that often students don’t have good study habits and skills, or that they rely on strategies that don’t work, frequently at the urging of…

Please Vote For Us!

Dear friends, Please vote for us. Reading Kingdom has been nominated for a Homeschool World 2019 Practical Homeschooling i-Learn Award Here’s how to vote: Go here: https://www.home-school.com/2019-i-learn-awards/ Scroll down to “Reading Kingdom” (it’s about 3/4 of the way down the page under the section “Reading Instruction/Phonics” – or you can use <CTRL+F> and search for “Reading Kingdom” on the page) Select your…