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Articles for Teachers and Parents:

All parents and teachers want children to appreciate the beauty of written words and experience the excitement of traveling to far-off places and meeting new and different people through books. But like most skills, reading is a gift passed on in the home and in the classroom by adults who value reading. Bottom line: If kids see grown-ups reading, they will grow to cherish reading and books. Unfortunately, not every child comes to reading naturally; there are roadblocks—great and small—which hinder some kids from enjoying printed pages and illustrations. That’s why this section is so valuable to parents and teachers : It is a comprehensive guide to reading challenges and solutions. RIF explores a variety of topics—from "Reading With Your Child" to "Helping With Homework" to "Combine Learning and Fun at Art Museums." There’s even an article on "Guidelines for Choosing Multicultural Books" so you and your children can enjoy the diversity of people, thoughts, and ideas from around the world.

Featured Article: Getting Your Child to Love Reading

Featured Article:  Getting Your Child to Love Reading

Helping your children enjoy reading is one of the most important things you can do as a parent and it's well worth the investment of your time and energy. Kids will learn reading skills in school, but often they come to associate reading with work, not pleasure. As a result, they lose their desire to read. And it is that desire—the curiosity and interest—that is the cornerstone to using reading and related skills successfully.

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