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May 5, 2006 -- From Heidi Okla, a reader from Washington, D.C. who is affiliated with the site
This web site provides exciting opportunities for students to explore social studies and geography themes online while increasing their reading skills. Students can find printable study guides, write book reviews to be published on the web site, read reviews from other kids from all over the world, and create personalized bookmarks in the interactive Bookmark Factory.
May 5, 2006 -- From a reader from New York who is affiliated with the site
GetReadytoRead.org offers an easy, free online early literacy screening tool for parents to give to their 4-year-old children and see where they are on the road to reading. The site also offers games and activities to develop early literacy skills.
May 5, 2006 -- From Cynthia Leitich Smith, a reader from Austin, TX, who is affiliated with the site
Children’s Literature Resources features author/illustrator interviews, reading recommendations, annotated bibliographies, curriculum tie-in information, and much more for children’s and young adult literature enthusiasts.
July 27, 2005 -- From Stephanie Holbrook, a reader from Washington, D.C., who is affiliated with the site
Talking Books is a free library service available to eligible individuals of any age whose low vision, blindness, or physical handicap makes reading a standard printed page difficult. Through its national network of cooperating libraries, NLS mails books and magazines on cassette and in braille, as well as audio equipment, directly to enrollees at no cost.
July 13, 2005 -- From Bernadette Joseph, a parent from Oakland, CA, who is not affiliated with the site
The site offers stories for online reading in an amazing variety of languages. Great animation too! I’ve always struggled with showing too much TV & DVDs to my children. This site allows me to show them something on screen that actually makes them read! And it’s helping them learn Spanish too.
March 26, 2001 -- From Kristina T., a reader from Champlain, NY who is not affiliated with the site
I stumbled on this site by accident, but it is a wonderful treasure of activities for kids! There are online games and with the free membership you can print out loads of books for reading and coloring. I recommend it to anyone with children. What a wonderful way to get a child interested in reading!