By Leib Lurie

November 23, 2022

Parents Love Our Program

Every year we survey parents and educators on what they like or would have us change about their child’s summer reading program. Thousands participate via survey links sent via text, app, and email— in multiple languages. We use a common system used by thousands of companies across the globe to measure customer satisfaction called Net […]

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By Leib Lurie

November 23, 2022

Writing is Reading in Reverse

Elementary teachers, reading specialists and literacy coaches all know that to be a good writer, children must also be good readers. They need to understand a plot, the characters, and sequencing and understand the vocabulary that moves a plot forward, explain the actions and motives of a character, and comprehend the changes that take place […]

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By Leib Lurie

November 23, 2022

State Legislators Can Help

Third party organizations have recognized the value of our program—in particular, firms that help state legislators understand issues and see model solutions that can be supported with bi-partisan bills that move literacy forward. Based on a successful program we deployed in Michigan, where the state matched school funding for the Kids Read Now summer program, […]

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By Leib Lurie

November 23, 2022

NAEP The Nation’s Report Card: Did Every Student Get an F?

More kids are further behind than ever.  The NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) is considered the “Nation’s Report Card” on reading and math, and this fall, the report card for America’s 4th graders is basically an F. Post-pandemic—where many children were forced into remote learning situations and low-income students had challenges with technology and internet […]

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By Christina Brownlee

November 17, 2022

Do you have your parents’ support and engagement?

Are your parents aware of their child’s true progress? According to an article in EdWeek, 92 percent of parents believe their children are at grade level and doing just fine in the classroom, despite the widespread evidence that the majority of students are struggling. Could it be that they would willingly and collaboratively engage with […]

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By Christina Brownlee

September 22, 2022

Kids Read Now Selected as Library of Congress 2022 Literacy Award Winner

K-5 in-home reading program, Kids Read Now, selected as one of twelve 2022 Library of Congress Successful Practice Honorees for their implementation of highly successful practices in literacy promotion. It’s no coincidence that September is National Literacy Month. Reading literacy is a core element of education and a key indicator of future success. We’ll keep working […]

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By Josh Walsh

September 13, 2022

Did you know that Kids Read Now has gone mobile?

We have had a mobile app for both Apple and Android devices for a few years now. For this year, we wanted to make sure that parents and kids alike took advantage of all the great features within the app. We have seen a 20% increase over families using the app this year over last year. The app […]

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By Christina Brownlee

September 13, 2022

Celebrating 10 Years of Service!

Kids Read Now welcomed community leaders and members to its exciting event on June 1st to kick off their 10th summer of helping kids reverse the summer reading slide and to tour their new, 40% larger fulfillment center! In attendance were 2022 Ohio gubernatorial candidate Nan Whaley, the Troy Chamber of Commerce, Miami County Commissioners […]

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By Leib Lurie

September 13, 2022

New cookbooks and STEM books for 2023!

Summer is the time to keep reading skills sharp; but there are broader needs. Studies show that math skills slip even more than reading over the summer; and that even for kids who read, they need exposure to expanded content. Words they might be able to pronounce, but not understand hinder reading proficiency and frustrate […]

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By Randy Weddle

September 13, 2022

2022 summer program is wrapping up!

Our Kids Read Now 2022 summer program is now in its final weeks. Our fulfillment center processed over 17,000 books a day for shipment to over 82,000 kids in 38 states across the country! This means that we have shipped over 800,000 books already this summer! Our warehouse was wall to wall books as we […]

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