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Reading effects brain functioning in more ways than you think

Recent reading research has revealed reading has an effect on a lot more than just opening our minds to the world around us. Different parts of our brain responsible for listening, perception, and problem solving are effected by our ability … (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.

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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

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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Your child’s reading habits begin with you

What does this mean? Children thrive off of consistent daily reading practice. They need guidance to ignite that beginning reading passion which will dissipate without nurturing.

What should I do? Set the tone … (continue reading)

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1 Minute weekly reading tips

Read, read, read all about it!

We hear this mantra and think immediately of the local paper boy or a daily newspaper.

What excites us about headlines and the details of non-fiction stories?

Many read a daily newspaper cover to … (continue reading)

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Halloween Ghoulish Reading Fun!

Stepping Stones Together was on WGN news at 9 Friday, October 29, 2010, as 'Chicago's Very Own'.

Stepping Stones Together makes literacy and teaching your child to read motivational for your new reader. In 5 steps, 15 minutes a … (continue reading)

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Top 5 Reading Games for Young Children

Children love to play games. Learning to read should begin and continue to include games to encourage a child’s enthusiasm for the reading process and build connections between what they know and learn.
1. Label it! - The best way … (continue reading)

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Starting the School Year Right!

You too will be going back to school sometime in the next few weeks if you have a child entering or returning to school.

Many parents feel overwhelmed. Others feel elated imagining the possibilities and opportunities palpably available to their … (continue reading)

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