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Help Homeschoolers Become Better Readers

Establishing a Routine Homeschooling can be a great way for children to learn and grow. But it can be challenging to teach them to read effectively. That’s why it’s important to have strategies in place to help homeschoolers become better readers. In this blog post, we’ll discuss strategies and tips that can help homeschoolers become …

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Why is retelling a story important for your child's comprehension

Why is Retelling a Story Important For Your Child’s Comprehension?

Why is retelling a story important for your child’s comprehension development as they are learning to read books? When children are first learning to communicate, they do so primarily through sounds and gestures. But as they grow and develop, their ability to use language becomes more sophisticated. One of the key milestones in a child’s …

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3 Sneaky reasons why your childs reading scores might be low

3 Sneaky Reasons Why Your Child’s Reading Scores Might Be Low

3 Sneaky Reasons Why Your Child’s Reading Scores Might Be Low- and What You Can Do About It. If your child’s reading scores are lower than average, there could be a few reasons why. Here are three potential causes- and what you can do to help improve your child’s reading skills. Your child might not …

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Learning How to Read: Phonics and Decoding

The second floor to the construction of ‘reading success’ is phonics or decoding and sight words and use of symbol imagery. Let’s discuss phonics or decoding first.  To have a strong foundation for mastering decoding, your child must be proficient with phoneme awareness as I discussed first.  The next floor is decoding and sight words …

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Phoneme Awareness Activities for Parents to Use With Their Kids

Phoneme Awareness Activities for Parents to Use with Their Kids

If you’re looking for ways to help your child develop phonemic awareness, you’re in luck! There are plenty of activities you can do at home to support your child’s learning. Check out these phoneme awareness activities for parents to use with their kids. Sound Sorting: This activity is a great way to help your child …

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Games Your Children Can Do in Daily Life to Promote Phoneme Awareness

Games Your Children Can Do in Daily Life to Promote Phoneme Awareness

If you’re looking for ways to help your child become aware of phonemes, or the individual sounds in words, there are plenty of games your children can do in daily life to promote phoneme awareness.  Below are a few examples: Tongue Twisters: This game is a great way to help children identify different sounds and …

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Phoneme Awareness letter sounds

Phoneme Awareness letter sounds: More Games for Parents to Use with their Kids

Phoneme Awareness letter sounds: More Games for Parents to Use with their Kids Phoneme awareness is the ability to identify and manipulate the individual sounds, or phonemes, in spoken words. Phoneme awareness is a key building block for success in learning to read. These games can help parents work on phoneme awareness with their kids …

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Phoneme Awareness (letter sound[s]) Games for Parents to Use with their Kids

Phoneme Awareness letter sounds: Games for Parents to Use with their Kids

Phoneme Awareness letter sounds: Games for Parents to Use with their Kids. Most parents are familiar with the basic building blocks of reading – the alphabet. But did you know that there are smaller units of sound within each letter? These are called phonemes, and they are the key to helping your child become a …

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How to Help Your Child Learn Phoneme Awareness

How to Help Your Child Learn Phoneme Awareness

How to Help Your Child Learn Phoneme Awareness Like all buildings, they get their strength from their foundation.  This allows for the many floors of a building to be added.  Just as in architecture, literacy success relies upon a ‘strong foundation.’   In literacy, this foundation is called ‘phoneme awareness.’  This is the ability to hear …

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Should Reading Technology Only Be Used As a ‘Supplemental’ Tool For a Child’s Reading Success

Should Reading Technology Only Be Used As a ‘Supplemental’ Tool For a Child’s Reading Success?

Should reading technology only be used as a ‘supplemental’ tool for a child’s reading success?  To answer this question, we should to look at both sides of the argument. What is most important is that parents and educators make the decision based on what they feel is best for the individual child. The pros of …

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