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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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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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Traditional Classroom Skill Instruction in Reading v. Online/Edtech Applications

Traditional Classroom Skill Instruction in Reading v. Online/Edtech Applications?

Traditional classroom skill instruction in reading v. online/edtech applications? There is no one answer to whether traditional skill instruction or online/edtech applications are better for reading instruction. It depends on the needs of the individual students and what will work best for them. Some students may benefit from the structure and discipline of a traditional …

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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

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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