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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 more when exposed (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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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 a child should understand when
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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.

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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1 Minute weekly reading tips

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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