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10 Great Hands-On Activities for Exploring the Alphabet
Sept. 17, 2018 Blog post 10 Great Hands-On Activities for Exploring the Alphabet main image

Most parents read to their children starting from day one. But once kids enter kindergarten, it’s expected that they can recognize and recite the alphabet. So how can we, as parents, make a bridge from reading about the alphabet, to actually learning to recognize it? The answer is as simple as by mixing it up! By offering a variety of activities, especially those that require hands-on learning, kids learn the alphabet in no time. Keep reading to discover 10 exciting alphabet activities for preschoolers!

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The Story of The Little Red Riding Hood
Aug. 2, 2018 Blog post The Story of The Little Red Riding Hood main image

Once there was a sweet little girl. She was very pretty, and everyone loved her. She lived with her mother. Her mother gave her a lot of presents all the time. Once she made a little red riding hood from a piece of velvet. It was a very pretty hood and the little girl looked very pretty when she wore it. She loved the hood so much that she wore it all the time and did not wear anything else. As she always wore the red riding hood she was given the name of Little Red Riding Hood.

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5 Ways to Prevent Summer Reading Loss
July 23, 2018 Blog post 5 Ways to Prevent Summer Reading Loss main image

Summer break gives both kids and teachers much-needed rest, but it doesn’t come without a cost. Researchers know that kids lose about a month of learning by the time they arrive back in the classroom in the fall! Known as the summer slide, this phenomenon have been plaguing kids and robbing them of their learning gains. Since reading is important to all subjects, it’s important that kids don’t fall behind during the summer months. This article will discuss the importance of summer reading, and how to engage your kids in reading this summer!

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Is Your Child Ready to Read? 5 Questions to Ask
July 11, 2018 Blog post Is Your Child Ready to Read? 5 Questions to Ask main image

Like any other developmental milestone, kids have to be ready to begin learning to read. Just like you wouldn’t want to wean your child before he or she is ready to start solid foods, you wouldn’t want to introduce reading if your child is unable to recognize the letters of the alphabet. Though it might be tricky to recognize the signs of reading readiness, we should look for definite cues that kids are ready to begin reading. 

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5 Strategies to Help Struggling Spellers
June 25, 2018 Blog post 5 Strategies to Help Struggling Spellers main image

If you think about the people in your life you probably know someone who calls themselves a “bad speller”. While everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses, some people grow up accepting the notion that they just can’t spell or write well. Even so, you probably also know that spelling and writing properly are ingredients for a successful career and professional life. Luckily, your child doesn’t have to grow up believing they are bad at spelling.

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Important Questions to Ask Your Child While Reading
June 12, 2018 Blog post Important Questions to Ask Your Child While Reading main image

Think about the last article, blog post, or book you read. Did you ask yourself questions while you read? Like most skilled readers and critical thinkers, you probably were continuously asking questions, even if you didn’t realize it. Asking questions helps us to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate a piece of text, and challenges us to expand our thinking.

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5 Science-Backed Ways to Read with Your Child
May 7, 2018 Blog post 5 Science-Backed Ways to Read with Your Child main image

When it comes to teaching our kids to read, it may seem like a daunting and impossible task for someone who isn’t already an early education teacher. While sight word flashcards and worksheets are no doubt important, the first step to teaching kids how to read is simply to pick up a book and start reading. This article explores ways to read with your child to maximize early literacy and language learning.

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Ways to Incorporate Science and Social Studies into Your Child’s Routine
July 24, 2017 Blog post Ways to Incorporate Science and Social Studies into Your Child’s Routine main image

As parents, we probably place the most emphasis on reading, writing, and math. While these subjects are no doubt important, sometimes we forget that learning about the world is just as important to our kids’ educational success, as well as raising informed citizens. But how do we add even more learning into our already packed schedules? 

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Spread the World: Raising a Globally-Minded Child
May 15, 2017 Blog post Spread the World: Raising a Globally-Minded Child main image

More than ever before, we live in an ever-connected world, where people from across the globe work together to make business and diplomacy thrive. It’s never been more important for your child to learn to love the differences we share as people, and to work with those that are different from them. 

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Read Aloud: Raising Lifelong Readers
Feb. 27, 2017 Blog post Read Aloud: Raising Lifelong Readers main image

Ask any teenager if they like to read, and you might be disappointed with their answer. While some young adults love to read, many are growing up attached to their video games and smart phones. Luckily there are many ways to nurture a lifelong love for reading within our littlest of learns. Keep reading to find out how to plant the seeds necessary to grow our kids’ love for reading.

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