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August 28, 2009

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Devon O

How sad...I loved Reading Rainbow when I was younger. And what is the point of teaching kids how to read if they are not given the love of reading, which was the very point of Reading Rainbow. As a parent and an educator I cannot even begin to explain the importance of loving to read and how many of today's kids are not feeling the love.

Sara

Reading Rainbow was a show for older kids, so of course it didn't tackle phonics or basic reading skills. It was, as you said, to foster the love of reading in kids who already knew how to read. Sort of like "Wishbone". (Remember that show? Another good one!) So why is there a greater need for shows to teach kids basic reading skills? Are schools and parents not doing their job?

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