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Video Games : Friend or Foe


  With all the technology available to us, the question still remains, is playing video games good or bad? As video games wheel in to our children’s lives, parents have labeled them as “time-wasters”, “brain-damaging activities” and many other negative connotations.   More times then not, children’s anti-social behavior is blamed on video games. However, […]

Hooked on Reading: Books for Every Kid


Get Your Kids Hooked on Reading For majority of parents, it is quite a challenge to get their children not only to read but to enjoy it as well. However, more times than not, kids feel that reading is an assignment, not a fun activity. I remember the tears and the negotiations my parents had […]

More Reading, Better Writing


In a society where everything is so fast-paced, on-the-go and digital, it is hard to find the time to read. I can admit with all honesty that I was never big on reading. As a kid I distracted myself with all kinds of activities just to avoid reading. It was a real chore for me […]

Setting a Good Example


There are three major steps you must take to give your child the best preparation any situation life brings. Set a good example Set a good example …Can you guess the third. . In my nanny-capaids, I spent quite some time at the playground, babysitting yet another adorable little kid. At the playground, I’ve seen […]

Back To School Rituals


Written by Erica Bolotsky Attention parents: “back-to-school” season has started. Let’s all sigh together. Now what it really means is you have to start waking up earlier and getting your kids back on an early school schedule, battling the refusal to review some math before the next grade level, and A LOT of shopping (maybe […]

One Day In The Life Of A Millennial Kid.

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The world is rapidly changing year after year, whether we notice it or not. We live our lives not noticing how almost every month someone comes up with yet another revolutionary gadget that completely turns our world around, after which we no longer imagine our life without it. Technology entered our homes full speed – […]

How To Provide Effective Reading Practice – Leveled Readers

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By Alan Scalone,  CNK Digital co-founder Now that you have identified an effective reading program for your child—something I reviewed in my last article—it’s time to discuss the importance of leveled readers. When your child is learning to read, practice makes perfect. This is more than just a cheerful saying–it’s confirmed by studies from the National […]

Selecting an Effective Reading Program for Your Child: Tools vs. Toys


by Alan Scalone, CNK Digital co-founder Whether you’re home schooling your child or merely looking to improve your child’s reading skills in and out of the classroom, an effective reading program can deliver results and improve standardized test scores. Unfortunately, not all reading programs are created equally. Some programs are developed by individuals who see […]

ClickN KIDS donates Looney Tunes Phonics software program to the San Fernando Valley affiliate of the Boys & Girls Club


by Sharon Dellorco November 2, 2011 PACOIMA, CA. – “Project READ” instituted by ClickN KIDS, donates 300 free licenses to their Looney Tunes ClickN READ Phonics Software to the Boys & Girls Club of San Fernando Valley broadening the scope of “Project READ”. The Boys & Girls Club, with its beginnings in 1860, was started […]

Independent Reading: When It Should Be Introduced in the Classroom


Halloween is drawing near, and your child may be interesting in reading some good old-fashioned ghost stories now that daily reading goals are being met. This may pose a dilemma, however, especially since you’re committed to sticking to leveled readers in order to build your child’s decoding skills. Should you veer off course a little […]