International campaign stimulates literacy for children around the world.
The Helen Doron Educational Group has announced the winners of the 2018 Young Heroes Readers are Leaders campaign. The campaign, highlighting reading as a superpower, motivated hundreds of teachers, parents and children to take part in inspirational projects encouraging children to read.
When kids are first beginning to read, it can be difficult to find nonfiction books that will be able to keep their attention. Many nonfiction books are overlooked because they are a bit dry and less exciting than the fiction books with all the make-believe stories and places. However, children need to also appreciate nonfiction books as a way to gain important knowledge.
It’s amazing when adults are asked what their favorite all-time books are that they often name a couple books from their childhood. A book that has made such an impact on their lives that they can still remember it decades later. And not only that, but they still remember the author and the exact plot of the story.
Reading goes hand in hand with writing. They are both learned at the exact same time. The skills for one transfers over to the other. But after students start entering the third grade and beyond, they are no longer writing by copying words or sentences out of workbooks. They are having to think for themselves and create both fiction and nonfiction text.
Reading fluency is the main objective for kids learning how to read. Adults want to know that the child can read text at a good pace of so many words per minute. Usually with accurate reading fluency, comprehension of the material will take care of itself. This means that if the child can read correctly, then most of the time they will be able to understand the material and answer questions about it appropriately.
Many young children tend to look at reading as a chore. They believe it is something that they have to do for school or to please their parents rather than looking at it with a sense of enjoyment. The quicker we change their mindset, the better off they will be. Reading should be an adventure! Below are five ways to make reading fun for the kids. I bet if you think hard enough, you can think of even more ideas.
The world’s fascination with superheroes appears to be growing day by day. In fact, out of the top 25 grossing films of all time, seven of them are based on comic books. Also, both Marvel and DC comic books are selling at a higher rate than five years ago. People of all ages, male and female, love superheroes.
Mythical heroes have been around for centuries. It is definitely nothing new. Greek mythology gave us Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, and Demeter to name a few. Many of these characters are relatable to our current superheroes of Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and even Poison Ivy. There are some distinct similarities between these groups. It is not hard to fathom that the new age of superheroes can provide us important lessons to learn just like the tales told to us about the Greek gods.
Comic books and superhero films have been blasting on to the scene over the last few years. It seems that each superhero film that comes out scores a bigger box office hit than the one previously. Marvel or DC, each one is a blockbuster. The Avengers, Justice League, Batman, Iron Man, and Thor are just a few of the more popular comic books and films. It is no wonder that kids are wanting to read about the characters they are seeing on the movie screen.
We can all remember when we were children reading some sort of scary story late at night by the light of our little kid’s lamp as we lay curled up in bed underneath the blankets. We were glued to the book, excitedly turning the pages as we anticipated what the ending could be.
Learning to read doesn’t just start at school, it starts from children’s early exposure to books.
Here’s how to introduce reading to your child.
International campaign focuses on empowering children around the world to enjoy reading.
London, January 15 — The Helen Doron Educational Group is putting the focus on reading in their 2018 Young Heroes Readers are Leaders campaign. The campaign highlights reading as a superpower – and how reading has a powerful impact on children’s future prospects.