If you're a parent struggling to help your kids embrace reading, the first thing you should be reading yourself is the Learning Link copy prepared every day by Cyndi Carter. Her articles on the comics page of the Lodi News-Sentinel are a treasury of information about kids and education.
Her work is also published on the Learning Link page of Lodinews.com. Here's a link to the page. Cyndi's articles are a little hard to spot so there's a small illustration up there on the left, showing the way that portion of the page looked today (July 23). Scroll down until you spot the daily articles.
Some of Cyndi's stuff is strictly for students and you can message links to your kids. The Education Cafe blog and other features are written to help teachers and parents make learning fun.