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did you know coloring develops reading skills

Did You Know Coloring Develops Reading Skills?

Did you know coloring develops reading skills along with several skills such as fine motor skills, problem solving skills, and boosts their creativity? Have you heard the latest news?  Some of the biggest selling books are coloring books for adults!  NBC News Coloring is a great stress reliever.  I loved to color and draw when …

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Reading Skills and the Learning Brain

Reading Skills and the Learning Brain. Reinforce reading skills by exercising your child’s learning brain. Reading skills are important for children to learn and practice. However, reading is not the only skill that is important for children to learn. Exercising your child’s learning brain is also important. This can be done by providing activities that …

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Why doesn't my child want to read

Why Doesn’t My Child Want to Read? – PARENT READING TIPS

“In the pages of a book anyone can be a great explorer or become their dream.  The power of education and daydreaming creates the innovators of the future.”—Archer Sierra Reading and your child’s interest in reading was on my local news last evening. http://www.kpho.com/story/28202822/kids-need-to-read-provides-books-to-disadvantaged-arizona-school-kids I can’t tell you how many times, as a Reading Specialist, …

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Reading Skills increase with movement

Reading Skills Increase with Movement

Reading skills increase with movement.   Winter is taking its toll.  Snow piled up, schools closed, and some of the coldest temperatures on record!  Are your kids suffering from cabin fever?  How are their reading skills?  Keep them moving.  Research has shown that movement aids in cognitive processing and focus. Ask a ballerina.  My daughter …

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Exercise Your Child’s Learning Brain and Develop Reading Skills

Exercise your child’s learning brain and develop reading skills using tracing.  Tracing is great visual perception and motor skill practice which helps build reading skills. Tracing develops the hand-eye coordination needed for reading and writing and the fine motor skills for writing.  Tracing also exercises their ‘eye for detail’ which aids in decoding and comprehension. Let’s …

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Handwriting for Kids

Cursive Handwriting or Manuscript Handwriting for Kids?

Back-to-School and the debate over whether to teach cursive handwriting or manuscript handwriting style to kids heats up. Handwriting for kids may seem like a dying art for some.  You may even think with all the texting and computers in use there is no need for such archaic techniques?  We aren’t there yet.  Until everyone has …

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Reading Skills Game 2 -Are You Game?

Here is another game to help your child learn to read and strengthen their reading skills! Reading Skills Game 2:  Follow the Light!  Ages 4 and up. This game is great for developing the ‘bilateralism’ capabilities of the brain.  This is a necessary brain function for reading skills because scientists have shown that reading involves …

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