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The Best Phonics Videos for Learning to Read

If you search for “phonics videos” on YouTube, you’ll get an endless supply of phonics videos of questionable value. Most of the phonics videos leave out the second, third, and fourth sounds that many letters in the English language make. This frustrates beginning readers because they constantly run into exceptions when they practice reading. To […]


Hercules vs. the Hydra Story for Kids

The following story introduces young readers to the classical Greek hero Hercules, who is also known as Herakles, and the Hydra that he fights. It’s an excerpt from the children’s book “Herakles the Hero of Thebes and Other Heroes of the Myth” by Mary E. Burt. The Second Labor – Hercules Kills the Water-Snake of […]

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