By KRN Admin

November 29, 2016

Helping Your Community on #GivingTuesday

The period from Thanksgiving to New Years that inspires people to go out and perform kind acts for their community. According to a 2012 Guidestar survey, 50.5% of organizations claimed majority of their donations came during the fourth quarter of the year. As the year closes, people are far more generous than at any time […]

Read More

By KRN Admin

September 28, 2016

Planting the Seeds Of Learning With Early Education

John Chapman was born just before the start of the American Revolution in 1774. His father was a soldier as well as a farmer, passing his wisdom to his son. John was attracted to planting orchards and set off on his own to start planting orchards through the land.  Partially because he loved to work […]

Read More

By KRN Admin

September 20, 2016

Why Early Reading and Writing Skills Matter

One of the strongest desires that parents of young children have is the ability to communicate with them. While they know a howling baby is uncomfortable in some way, they do not know why. Years are spent modeling speech to toddlers, saying words and pointing at objects to cement a visual link to the concept […]

Read More

By KRN Admin

September 1, 2016

Labor Day and Literacy

As we head into the Labor Day holiday, we pause and look at the impact of the American worker. Appearing at the end of the 19th century, laborers have spent the first Monday in September enjoying a well-earned day of rest. Productivity has steadily increased since the Bureau of Labor Statistics first started measuring the […]

Read More

By KRN Admin

August 25, 2016

Utilizing Play As A Learning Tool

Rote teaching is bad. Experimentation is good. Getting children to learn more, quicker,  and at a younger age, has been a top priority among Parents and Policy Makers. This is great. However, the trouble is that a majority of people think that most learning is done in a school setting. Parents should then act like teachers […]

Read More

By KRN Admin

August 16, 2016

Building Strong, Literate Children

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. ” -Frederick Douglass Literacy is a strong component when it comes to predicting the success of students. The earlier we build that foundation, the better off the student will be in the long run. Studies show that the end of third grade and […]

Read More

By KRN Admin

July 13, 2016

Read Like a Champion Today!

A few weeks ago, the Pittsburgh Penguins finished the NHL season with a Stanley Cup victory. A week after that, the Cleveland Cavaliers finished the NBA season by breaking a fifty-two year championship drought in Cleveland. Both teams did it in spectacular style, taking their respective series seven games and winning in the closing minutes […]

Read More

By KRN Admin

July 13, 2016

Reading Self Selected Books Makes a Difference

Kids are constantly being told to read more, but what can we do to help them be more enthusiastic about it? We want kids to be able to pick up a book on their own and have it be enjoyable instead of feeling like a chore. These young learners need to have access to a […]

Read More

By KRN Admin

July 13, 2016

Physical Activity Helps One Learn

There has been a lot of debate lately about the importance of physical education in school curriculums. Many schools have cut PE funding or the programs have taken a back seat to “teaching the test”. The focus on raising standardized test scores has negatively affected other areas of education. Important ones. Such as Physical Education […]

Read More

By KRN Admin

June 23, 2016

WDTN reports on Kids Read Now

WDTN reports on the Kids Read Now summer reading program. (video no longer available)

Read More