Rainy Day Books

Rainy Day Books

With the Easter holidays looming at the end of the month, families budgets tight, and the weather unpredictable: one question on the lips of parents is what can we do on a rainy day at home? Books could be the answer, and if you can brave the outdoors for a library trip, then all the …
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Multi-Sensory Instruction: Use it Effectively

Multi-Sensory Instruction: Use it Effectively

There are two great blog posts Reading Horizons has that explain the reason for multi-sensory instruction and how to properly apply a multi-sensory approach to teaching reading. Those two posts are: The Connection Between Vocabulary and Reading Skills and A Simple Strategy for Teaching …
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The Literacy Key

The Literacy Key

I was born in Canada in 1967 when dyslexia was almost unheard of and autism was yet to be classified as a disability. So although I was a child struggling with both of these, there were no neat sets of criteria by which professionals could assess, diagnose me, and try to adapt my …
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NEW! Reading Horizons Discovery - ages 4-9

NEW! Reading Horizons Discovery - ages 4-9

The new Reading Horizons Discovery is the first step to your child’s future success. It provides every beginning and struggling reader with the reading skills they need to have a successful future. By teaching reading in a way that is both appealing and logical to children, they …
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Reading Horizons Discovery Contest Giveaway

Reading Horizons Discovery Contest Giveaway

If you haven't heard Reading Horizons just launch their best reading program for children ages 4-9. It is now available for use in your own home! Learn more about the ins and outs of Reading Horizons Discovery here. We are so excited to have the best system to teach children to read that …
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Online Classes and University Programs Create Language Learning Opportunities

Online Classes and University Programs Create Language Learning Opportunities

Today’s post by Jennifer Jenkins, writer and researcher for http://www.onlineuniversity.net, an online resource focusing on online universities and courses, investigates the increased importance of knowing more than one language. Jennifer notes that while not everyone can be a …
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How Does Reading Improve Brain Function?

How Does Reading Improve Brain Function?

By Guest Author, Allison Watkins This past January a neuroscientist by the name of Stanislas Dehaene published a study on the extensive impact reading has on the brain. He performed his study with thirty-one Brazilian adults who’ve learned how to read from an early age, twenty-two …
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3 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Become Better Readers

3 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Become Better Readers

Guest post by freelance blogger, Pepper Givens Remembering letters, sounds, and sight words may be difficult for your kindergartner.  Reading long picture books may seem impossible to your second grader. Your fifth grader might struggle to finish his or her assigned chapter book …
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7 Signs Most Doctors Miss that Reveal Your Young Child Has Dyslexia

7 Signs Most Doctors Miss that Reveal Your Young Child Has Dyslexia

Guest Post by Dr. Eugenia Krimmel Dr. Krimmel is a mother of a son who was diagnosed with both dyslexia and ADHD. Dr. Krimmel has also taught in classrooms for over 23  years. What are the signs that my child, a struggling reader, has dyslexia? According to both education and …
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When to “Sound the Word Out” and When to Try a Different Approach to Reading with Your Child

When to “Sound the Word Out” and When to Try a Different Approach to Reading with Your Child

Parents everywhere know that children are naturally-curious creatures.  It could be an infant who discovers that pots and pans make noise when you bang them together, a toddler who learns (the hard way) that grown-up scissors will cut hair, or a kid who asks the kind of questions …
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