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Improve your Child's Phonemic Awareness

How to Improve your Child’s Phonemic Awareness with These Activities

Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate the individual sounds-or phonemes-in spoken words. It is a critical first step in learning to read. These activities will help improve your child’s phonemic awareness. Word Search: Create a grid of squares on a piece of paper.  Write words in each grid square.  This game …

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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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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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The Role of Speech-Recognition Technology In Programs of Literacy Instruction

The Role of Speech-Recognition Technology In Programs of Literacy Instruction

The role of speech-recognition technology in programs of literacy instruction. Speech-recognition technology has been shown to be an effective tool for literacy instruction. The technology allows students to receive immediate feedback on their reading aloud, which can help them to improve their fluency and comprehension skills. In addition, speech-recognition technology can be used to provide …

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Technology can be a powerful tool to support the development of essential literacy skills

Technology Can Be a Powerful Tool to Support the Development of Essential Literacy Skills

A growing body of research demonstrates the importance of technology in developing literacy skills. Technology can support the development of phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency skills. It can also help develop vocabulary, comprehension, and critical thinking skills. When used correctly, technology can be a powerful tool to support the development of essential literacy skills. Technology …

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Using Technology to Teach Phoneme Awareness

Using Technology to Teach Phoneme Awareness: What Does the Future Look Like?

Using technology to teach phoneme awareness: What does the future look like? Let’s take a peek! The Importance of Phoneme Awareness Parents and teachers have long used technology to teach phoneme awareness to their students. In the past, students were often taught to identify phonemes by ear. This required them to listen to a recording …

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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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Back to school homework

Back-to-School and the ‘H’ Word: Homework Tips

Many kids dread going back-to-school because of the looming amounts of homework.  Parents, do you sigh also? “Schooling should teach kids how to learn, and parents should teach them how to work by establishing work rules and work ethic at home.  Homework provides an opportunity for parents to reinforce and build upon what a child …

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self esteem and family

Self Esteem: Family Life and You

Self esteem and family go hand-in-hand.  Today’s family and function is over-flowing with school, work, chores, technology, and more.  All of this is expected on limited time and resources.  SOUND FAMILIAR? Family life is so important to building our self-esteem, identity, value, and purpose.  It is increasingly more difficult to make quality family time together.  …

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