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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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Does Your Child Struggle With Paying Attention?

Does your child struggle with paying attention? Successful reading behaviors sprout from good listening skills and the ability to follow directions. Your child gazes around the room or out the window when you talk to him? You ask your child to go pick up the toys and when you check in later, the toys are …

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If Juvenile Offenders Learn to Read Can Juvenile Crime Be Prevented?

Q: If juvenile offenders learn to read can juvenile crime be prevented? Answer:  YES. Learn to read and many juvenile offenders can reach a turning point.  How many of us think about the number of juveniles incarcerated in detainee facilities?  Recidivism rates among juveniles is very high.  For many, it is a revolving door.  What happens …

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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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The 5 Words Parents don't want to hear

The 5 Words Parents don’t want to hear about their Child’s Reading Skills

Reading skills start young and last a lifetime. There are many challenges for parents as you raise your children.  The rules of the game seem to change every day making it even more challenging to keep up.  All parents want first, is that their children are healthy, happy, and safe.  After that however, there are …

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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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Family, Culture, and the Dinner Table Build Self-Esteem

Build Your Self Esteem at the dinner table.   Family, culture, and the dinner table build self-esteem. Can You Describe Hamburger Frying? So much of who we are, was/is, established around the dinner table with family. Balancing today’s hectic schedules, added to the distance at which many families are separated, often means that only special events may bring …

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