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Build Vocabulary the Easy Way

Build Vocabulary the Easy Way

Building vocabulary has many advantages beyond improving writing. The ability to cultivate a well-developed vocabulary helps students to become a better reader and a better learner. The real secret to helping your child develop a strong vocabulary is to teach the …
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India: New Hope Comes with Reading Skills

India: New Hope Comes with Reading Skills

Co-worker Heidi Hyte was in India last month volunteering at Rising Star Outreach and representing Reading Horizons through training helpers who teach English reading skills. Rising Star Outreach is making a difference by providing opportunities for …
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Read Together and Teach Virtue in 2011

Read Together and Teach Virtue in 2011

As long as you’re sitting down together to help Johnny learn to read, you might as well make sure that the stories are communicating important virtues that are often overlooked at school, play, sports, and... even at home. It's easy to get busy dealing with the everyday …
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Advantages of Additional Languages -- Children

A recent article distributed by NACD, the National Association for Child Development, points out how studies show definite advantages for children learning two languages.  My interest is peaked about how the amazing brain thrives with challenge. “There are several …
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Grandparents Who Homeschool and Support Reading

Grandparents Who Homeschool and Support Reading

New U.S. Census data indicates that the number of children being raised by grandparents has risen sharply from 2007 to 2008. The survey also finds that grandparents place a premium on time spent with their grandchildren. For some, that time includes homeschooling their …
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Helping Children with Learning Disabilities Reach Their “Personal Best”

Helping Children with Learning Disabilities Reach Their “Personal Best”

Jane, my young 6 year-old friend, was admiring a beautiful, handcrafted gift presented to her mom. She remarked in amazement, “This person did her personal best!” Truly, the interesting and skillfully-created masterpiece was worthy of the praise. The child’s simple …
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Adults Can Learn to Read in 2011

Adults that struggle with reading can learn to read in 2011! Here is a video of a man who learned to read at the age of 53 by using Reading Horizons software: Order a 12 month online subscription of Reading Horizons At Home software to improve your reading skills …
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12 Days to Build Your Chances of Winning the Gift of Literacy!

12 Days to Build Your Chances of Winning the Gift of Literacy!

Literacy is so much more than simply reading and writing. It opens the door to knowledge and opportunity by offering an individual everything they need for endless learning! We are glad to live in a place where almost everyone has the opportunity to gain an education and learn the …
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Holiday Traditions, New and Old

On Monday of this week I happened to walk into a little shop in Centerville, Utah, called The Edleweiss. All sorts of unusual European gifts, one-of-a-kinds, handmade, and eye-catching, appeared before me, having taken over most every inch of space on walls, floors, and tables. A …
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Dr. Joseph Torgesen: Get children reading at grade level

Last week, Reading Horizons was very fortunate to have Florida's distinguished reading expert Dr. Joseph Torgesen speak to hundreds of our listeners who registered for a special webinar. The recorded presentation, "Teaching All Students to Read: Is It Really Possible?" addresses the …
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