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Adventures in Reading: Picture Books that Will Inspire a Love for Math

Oct. 7, 2021

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There is no question about it, picture books are enjoying something of a golden age. So much so, that multiple sub-genres have begun to emerge, where you and your child can wander off and explore to your hearts’ content. In a previous post, I offered a list of fabulous wordless picture books, and in this article, I suggest some picture books that are focused on Math.

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Tips and Tricks on Teaching Your Child to Read

Sept. 21, 2021

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Everyone knows that parents aren’t just there to take care of their child, being a parent means learning multiple jobs to adhere to your child’s needs, and for this they also become a teacher. It can be quite frustrating when the time comes and you have to teach your child to read, the transition from just playing to actually learning can also be sudden for your child too. Read this review to get to know the ways of teaching reading to your kid.

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Adventures in Reading: Wordless Picture Books

Sept. 14, 2021

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Reading may be fun for your kid if you supply them with the books they really enjoy! But what about wordless picture books? Do they bring learning value to your kid? In this article, we will review some wordless books with illustrations and show you how to read them!

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Best Read-Aloud Chapter Books for Pre-K through Grade 3 (Part I)

March 3, 2021

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When teaching your child to read, you probably haven’t given much thought to chapter books. When we’re busy helping kids decode words, and read sentences, we might fall into the trap that longer books are only for older children. But if you think about it, one of the most important missions in teaching kids to read is to plant the seeds for enjoyment. Reading should be fun, and chapter books can immerse your child in the world of the story! 

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Ways to Celebrate Black History Month with Kids

Feb. 8, 2021

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In America, Black History Month serves as an excellent time to study the many historical contributions and accomplishments of notable African Americans. It’s especially important that our little learners understand the history as they grow older since our youngest citizens will one day be in charge. Whether you’re a teacher or a parent, read this article to learn more about the importance of celebrating Black History Month with kids, and find ways to honor it both at home and in the classroom! 

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Strategies for Teaching Reading Remotely

Jan. 18, 2021

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One of the biggest concerns in education during the last year has been the potential impact of the coronavirus pandemic and whether it has caused learning loss in our youngest students. It’s been nearly a year since many schools have shut their doors in favor of distance classes, and yet the teaching of foundational skills, such as reading and writing, must continue in earnest. Join us as we discuss the best ways, tips, and tools for teaching reading strategies remotely.

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Teaching Kids about Diversity and Acceptance

Jan. 13, 2021

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Teaching kids about diversity can seem like an overwhelming task! Shouldn’t kids learn about racism and prejudice as they grow older? Though it’s natural to want to protect innocent children from the horrors of our world, we must remember that the overall goal is to raise socially aware, caring, and empathetic individuals. This article focuses on teaching kids about diversity and tolerance and offers way to address this tricky subject with early learners. 

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Ways Teachers Can Challenge Inequality in the Classroom

July 21, 2020

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Inequality in schools is still one of the biggest problems that our students must face in today’s classrooms. Whether it’s gender bias or racial discrimination, there’s no doubt that prejudices occur on many levels, just as they do in society at large. Fortunately, teachers can fight back by challenging inequality in their own classrooms. This article discusses equity and inequity in depth and presents teachers with steps to take to banish inequality once and for all!

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Reading Levels: Choosing the Right Book No Matter Your Child’s Reading Level

Dec. 12, 2019

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For kids, learning to read can be a stressful task, but sometimes teaching kids to read can be just as big of an undertaking for parents and teachers alike! If you’re struggling with supporting your little learners as they learn to read independently, you’re not alone! This article will help you to discover how to use reading levels to choose the right texts for your child. Then, learn how to create your own home or classroom library to support kids no matter their current reading level! 

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Benefits and Activities of Using Reading Games for Kids

Dec. 2, 2019

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As teachers or even parents, when we think about utilizing games in learning, most of us think of objective subjects with clear answers, like math or science. In preschool and kindergarten, kids might play games using sight words or phonics. But for older children who already know the basics of reading, how can games possibly enrich reading comprehension when questions are text-dependent? The answer requires a bit of creative thinking, but we’re here to tell you that it can be done! Read this article to discover the benefits of using games for reading, how to use them effectively, and to try out the best reading games to play in class!

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