How to Develop Your Child’s Reading Skills

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The Institute Featured on The Balancing Act airing on Lifetime TV

In August of 2020, The Balancing Act airing on Lifetime TV invited us to do a segment about our online reading and writing programs. Watch our Executive Director and CEO, Doug Evans, talk with Montel Williams about how to inspire a love of reading, strengthen reading skills, and help kids succeed in school.

In this video clip, Doug explains the importance of reading in preventing learning loss and helping kids stay on track academically. He also discusses the powerful personal benefits of establishing the habit of reading for pleasure. It sparks kids’ curiosity, brings their imagination to life, and has a transformative effect on how they see themselves and their place in the world.

You’ll learn about Institute of Reading Development’s unique approach to turning kids into avid readers, something we’ve been doing since 1970. We bring together live classes taught by passionate teachers, a time-tested curriculum featuring great books for kids, and interactive online reading skills lessons between classes.

We will help your child develop strong reading skills, become an inspired reader, and stay on track this school year.

Every program features live instruction from a knowledgeable, encouraging teacher and lots of opportunities to practice new skills in grade-appropriate books. Between classes, interactive online lessons reinforce and enrich what students have learned.

Early Fall Session

Available After-School or Weekends Starting in October.

Winter Session

After-School or Weekend Classes Enroll Now for January & February

Academically Endorsed Online Reading Programs

As leaders in online instruction for kids, we’re proud to offer programs with university partners nationwide.

Time-Tested Reading Skills Programs from Experts in Online Instruction