How to Keep Your Child Reading “In The Zone”

June 14, 2010 by Geoff Nixon

While all parents know about the dreaded summer swoon and the importance of reading over the summer, less well understood is the importance of having your child read books in what is called the Zone of Proximal Development, the reading level that stimulates without frustrating.

In the reading program section of our website, we have  just posted a chart for reading list sorted by grade level.  We have also posted a reading zone chart that converts the single point reading grade level of your child into a range of reading grade level books that is healthy for your child — engaging without being too easy or too hard.  This  conversion chart is not intuitive — it was developed by reading experts over years and is worth keeping around for future reference.

These resources are all on our website:  Reading In the Zone