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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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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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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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How Children Make the Reading Connection and Become Expert Readers

How Children Make the Reading Connection and Become Expert Readers

Learning to read is like...digging through an old coat closet and finding Narnia.  Children enter the wardrobe and start hanging up all the skills they acquire without realizing that with each step deeper into the closet, they are on the path to something fantastic.  As children …
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Disney's Brave and Other Beloved Children's Stories Model Values:  Book Suggestions and Activities

Disney's Brave and Other Beloved Children's Stories Model Values: Book Suggestions and Activities

The best stories are the ones which give us an unanticipated and fortuitous glimpse into our own lives through the experiences of another.  The best stories are the ones which touch our hearts in a place where a new dream has taken root and give us the courage to let that new dream …
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Why Should Parents Care About Phonics Instruction?

Why Should Parents Care About Phonics Instruction?

Experience teaches us to be skeptical when things seem too good to be true, and it seems like 98% of the time an opportunity appears too amazing, something surely is amiss.  But sometimes you find a wonderful thing that doesn’t come with a catch, like the perfect pair of shoes …
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How to Help A Deaf Child Become a Successful Reader

How to Help A Deaf Child Become a Successful Reader

New parents are always such an endearing and amusing sight.  They cannot yet look at their babies without an Olympic-sized grin and a monumental show of pride as if their child just became the only infant in history to win a gold medal.  Even better than the uncontrollably- …
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Anyway We Can for Millie Flamm

Anyway We Can for Millie Flamm

Sometimes we have bad days where bad things happen to us and we get stuck in a bad mood.  For me, those days seem to be directly and unmistakably correlated with Monday mornings.  This seems to be the time when that measly-little-ounce of creativity I possess is still stuck on …
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10 Ways Parents Can Grow Their Child's Reading Skills

10 Ways Parents Can Grow Their Child's Reading Skills

One major and important skill that children need for a happy and healthy life is the ability to become a fluent reader.  Reading isn't a skill that develops naturally  – it is a learned ability.  Even though reading may not occur naturally, there are certain …
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