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Learning to read through games

Games lead to learning

Children learn best through play.  Learning to read should always incorporate this principle. The Stepping Stones Together games are designed to help children connect the importance of learning to read with everything they do including playing … (continue reading)

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Parent Involvement: Where are you on the spectrum?

The parent involvement balance is something most parents struggles with when raising their children.  Expert opinions on parent involvement are often hard to take if not aligned with our core beliefs about child rearing.  Quality time differs from family … (continue reading)

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Summer learning loss- Can we stop it?

Summer learning loss is a reality

Not only do children lose 3 months of reading skills out of 12 during the summer but without some guidance reading alone will not slow this decline.

10 ways to help your child improve(continue reading)

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This summer take a break from brushing your teeth

What?

This is ridiculous right? Would you ever allow your child the option to choose if they wanted to brush their teeth instead of helping them with this hygienic necessity twice or more daily? Your local dentist might appreciate your … (continue reading)

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Early reading leads to increased high school graduation

The AERA conference was held this week in New Orleans. One hot study discussed in Education Week today shared statistially significant findings available later this week here, that strong reading skills by third grade predicted high school graduation. Although this

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Free 1 minute reading tips

How do you help increase your child’s vocabulary?

While reading: Research indicates that children with well developed vocabulary skills learn more words indirectly from reading and discussing than through direct teacher instruction.

How can parents help enhance their child’s vocabulary (continue reading)

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Learning the abc's

How do you teach the abc’s?

Sing It- The abc song is infectious.

Put a new beat on an old favorite to get your child laughing and engaged.

Have your child help you come up with a new tune to … (continue reading)

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Beginning reading books

What are beginning reading books?

Does your child know his/her alphabet out of order and the sounds each letter makes? Children are ready to read at different ages. Some are ready at 3 (but not most) and others still lack … (continue reading)

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1 Minute weekly reading tips

Does your child have a summer birthday?

Thinking of holding your child back next year? If your child has a summer birthdays you might be thinking about him/her repeating a year of Pre-Kindergarten around this time of year. Save this … (continue reading)

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1 Minute weekly reading tips

What to do to promote literacy with toddlers

Is reading a story at bedtime enough? Reading to your child anytime will make a difference in their literacy development. Studies have confirmed that having books in your home will make a … (continue reading)

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