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Take a Bite Out of Evertaster:  A Brand New Book Series for Picky Eaters...I Mean Kids

Take a Bite Out of Evertaster: A Brand New Book Series for Picky Eaters...I Mean Kids

Are you looking for something yummy…to read?   A new novel by up-and-coming author Adam Glendon Sidwell will give you just that – a tasty treat for your imagination.  Evertaster is set to be released on June 14, 2012, so kids and adults alike have a reason to …
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What Can Pizza Teach About Reading and Language Skills?

What Can Pizza Teach About Reading and Language Skills?

Ordering a pizza would probably be something I would have put on my “easy” list:  easy dinner option, easy kid-pleaser, easy to come by.  And then I visited Italy.  Don’t get me wrong, delicious pizza is extremely easy to find in Italy…if you …
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Summer Learning Ideas and Activities for Parents and Children

Summer Learning Ideas and Activities for Parents and Children

  Summer has nearly arrived, and I can’t help but wonder…are parents excited to have their little cubs around the den more, or are they mourning the death of any free time / peace and quiet they enjoyed throughout the school year?  And how do parents that have …
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How to Help Your Teen Get the Most Out of Summer Break

How to Help Your Teen Get the Most Out of Summer Break

Parents of 2012:  If you have managed to survive parenthood up through the teenage years, congratulations!  This is a major accomplishment and you should be proud.  You have likely seen many sleepless nights, grocery store tantrums, doctor appointments, science fair …
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A Parent's Search for Answers for Helping Dyslexic Son

A Parent's Search for Answers for Helping Dyslexic Son

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. “Doctor, is it dyslexia? ADHD?” You know as a parent that your child is struggling with reading …
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An Inside Look at How Reading Problems Affect Struggling Readers

An Inside Look at How Reading Problems Affect Struggling Readers

To celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday last week we had a promotion that was available to anyone who answered the following question: Do you know someone whose life would be changed if they knew how to read? Here are some of the responses we got: My 17 year old daughter's life would …
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Motivating Children to Read More Books Through... T-Shirts?

Motivating Children to Read More Books Through... T-Shirts?

For some reason there is an irresistible pull to read a shirt with writing on it. Yet, when it comes to books and other reading materials – kids (and adults) don’t always find that same irresistible pull. But what if kids (and adults) saw a book and felt the same draw they …
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How Stress Affects Your Child’s Reading and Academic Achievement

How Stress Affects Your Child’s Reading and Academic Achievement

We’ve all experienced stress before. Whether it’s the feeling we have before we have to speak in front of a large group of people, feeling overwhelmed by a large “to-do” list, or concern for one we love, such as a child. But what about that child? We may stress …
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Parents or Teachers? Which Role is More Predictive of Academic Success?

Parents or Teachers? Which Role is More Predictive of Academic Success?

In hindsight it makes perfect sense, but as reporters interviewed young male students from inner-city schools they were surprised to find that the students rarely mentioned school or teachers as being a hindrance to their academic success. Rather, almost every reason they mentioned for …
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30 Facts About First Graders that Every Mother Needs to Know

30 Facts About First Graders that Every Mother Needs to Know

For quite awhile I have wanted to target a very specific group of people with our marketing efforts. I refer to this group as “neurotic moms.” Although neuroticism is sometimes viewed in a negative light, in this instance the aspect of neuroticism that I’m referring to …
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