Free E-book: Help Your Child Become a Successful Reader

Free E-book: Help Your Child Become a Successful Reader

-- “For kids, the wonderful thing about reading is that they can go beyond themselves,” says author Avi. Knowing how wonderful reading can be for adults and children alike, why isn’t it a natural direction for every child, and why do so many adults remain illiterate …
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Free E-book: Learning Disabilities 101

Free E-book: Learning Disabilities 101

According to the National Institutes of Health, learning disabilities affect one in seven people. That it why it is important for parents and families to be familiar with the early indicators of a learning disability in order to get their family members the help they need as soon as …
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Common Core Knowledge of Reading

Common Core Knowledge of Reading

It is my sincere desire that if you have a struggling reader or your child is beginning to learn to read you will read through this entire blog post. If you have been keeping up with the latest news in education reform you’ll most likely have “Common Core State Standards& …
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Back to School

Back to School

So summer is coming to an end, and your children are either already back, or are heading back to school. It could be that they are heading to school for the first time, changing to another school such as high school, or simply moving up into another year. The transition from home to …
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The Bumps in the Road of Life

The Bumps in the Road of Life

I knew even in kindergarten something was different in the way I perceived and learned things.  I was a tactical learner.  Of course, I hadn’t a clue why or how I was like this; I just knew, somehow, I was different. Even at this young age I started to stress and have …
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Fun games that support strong literacy skills

Fun games that support strong literacy skills

Keeping your child engaged whilst building their literacy skills is very easy if not pushed all the time. It has to be fun! Often, if a child is enjoying quality time with a person and having a great time, then they will not even realize that they are learning! * Using their favorite …
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Creating a Dyslexia Support System

From the time I was little, it was obvious I was different.  I had difficulty remembering left and right, and it was a mystery to me how other kids tied their shoes so effortlessly.  Velcro helped me hide my inability to tie my shoes, but there was no such invention to help me …
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Overcoming Dyslexia's Challenges: Five Famous Examples

Overcoming Dyslexia's Challenges: Five Famous Examples

The International Dyslexia Association defines dyslexia as a learning disability that impairs a person’s ability to read, write and spell. Some dyslexics experience other symptoms such as trouble comprehending math, poor coordination or vision problems. Dyslexia is manageable and …
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Using an Orton Gillingham Approach in the Home

Using an Orton Gillingham Approach in the Home

If you have a child who struggles with reading you will do everything you can to understand the reasons for your child’s difficulties.  You have seen your child’s frustration and have suffered alongside them as you yourself struggle to understand how to help them. In your …
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YouTube Videos that Instruct & Inspire!

A good majority of us would say that we are visual people. It is a safe assumption to make when statistics say that on average you will spend 2 minutes longer on this post because it has viewable video on it. Now, you might think this is unfortunate for a  blog whose main focus is on …
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