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Why does reading aloud help my child to read

Why Does Reading Aloud Help my Child Learn to Read?

“The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.” — Becoming a Nation of Readers a U.S. Department of Education Report, 1985 Why does reading aloud help my child learn to read? The two main doors for words to get into our brain is …

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IQ is Not a Strong Predictor of Reading Comprehension Success

IQ is not a strong predictor of reading comprehension success. In fact, many research studies have determined that IQ does not directly correlate to reading achievement.  There are two factors that contribute greatly to reading difficulties and each contains multiple ‘signs’ for reading challenges.   The two factors are ‘biological/neurological’ and ‘environmental’.  KEEP IN MIND that …

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5 Ways to Make Reading Fun: Help your Child Learn to Read

Here are some great activities that help your child learn the fun of reading.  They are presented for young children [ages 4-6] but with your creative adjustments, they work for older children also [ages 7-9] 1-Have your child design their own bookmark.  Trace around an existing bookmark for a template, go on the internet, or …

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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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Your Family and Culture: We Are Family!

Family and Culture:  how much do you know about yours? For family time take a backpack and turn it into a family collage. Use photos and pictures to show: members of your family fun things you have done together as a family pictures of your countries of heritage family recipes favorite things to do, hobbies, …

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