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Tips to avoid summer learning loss

The dog days of summer are finally here! It is even starting to feel a lot like summer outside. I just recently washed and put the winter jackets away. It won’t get below 50 during the… (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… (continue reading)

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New research on how we learn

Do we learn more by exposure to the big picture or the parts?

The new research supporting the answer might surprise you. According, to the latest research from (AERA) The American Educational Research Association, we learn(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

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Free 1 minute reading tips!

The power of stories

How do stories teach anything and everything?

Difficult concepts are often taught using story books because they resonate with our emotions and imaginations.

  • Books tie us together with those we

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1 Minute free reading tips!

Providing phonics support to your child

Do I have to teach phonics? In order for a child to read they must acquire a combination of skills.

  • Reading comprehension- The most important and first reading lesson

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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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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.

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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)… (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… (continue reading)

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