• clipart of bear squeezing a heart February 2020: What can parents buy to help a child do better at reading at school?

    Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook, suggests the three B's.

    Since parents often think there are quick fixes they can buy, some kind of kit or phonics game to help a child do better at school, years ago I began asking my associates, "What did you have in your home as a child that helped you become a reader - things your folks had to buy?" Besides the library card they all named, which is free, their responses form what I call the "Three B's," an inexpensive "reading kit" that nearly all parents can afford.

    To find out about the "Three B's", go to the Reading Rockets site at https://www.readingrockets.org/article/there-something-i-could-buy-would-help-my-child-read-better .