Blog Category - General


Grandmas and Reading Activities

I find grandmothering to be a very meaningful and enjoyable part of my life. Some of the most favorite interactions with precious little ones in our family have been found when reading to them. Time recently spent with a two-year old adjusting to life with new twin baby sisters included …
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3 Benefits of Reading Aloud to Children

3 Benefits of Reading Aloud to Children

Through this job I have gained a lot of sympathy for anyone learning to read. The English language is not the most straight-forward langauge. It has to be overwhelmingly difficult to remember all the rules for each letter and sound, especially when those rules often contradict other …
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What Type of Phonics is Best?

Something I was very unaware of before I started working in this field is that there is more than one type of phonics.  It is kind-of like saying you want pizza for dinner without specifying which kind.  The differences in phonics comes from the manner of instruction, sequence, …
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Connecting By Learning to Read

We’re all different, but there are a few similarities that connect almost everyone. One of those things is learning to read. I’ve seen first hand that not everyone effectively learns to read, but I think it’s safe to say that almost everyone has had experiences learning …
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Update on Reading Program Version 5 Release

The release of Reading Horizons' version 5 for schools and institutions has recently been in the limelight. This new V5 product is not yet adapted for home use and will be made available sometime this summer. In the meantime, here's a link to an interesting article about it posted at the …
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Literacy Development Efforts in New York Public Library System

Sometimes we get calls from people asking where they can access our reading program in a public setting. It happened that one of the calls was from the Bronx yesterday, and I told her about the New York Public Library System endorsing and using our program. Here is an email from Ken …
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3 Tips to Help Your Child Transfer Decoding Skills to Written Text

3 Tips to Help Your Child Transfer Decoding Skills to Written Text

Recently I have been traveling to schools that are using our program and training teachers on how to help their students transfer the decoding skills they are learning to context reading.  It is becoming more and more evident that students who go through a …
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Reading Success Stories

This morning I spoke with a woman who asked about testimonials before then calling back and ordering. Here is the link for those interesting reading success stories. I'm sure it's encouraging to hear people who've struggled with something like dsylexia and already found this life-changing …
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Overcoming Learning Disabilities Brings Wide-Eyed Wonder

The other day a caller expressed her delight at watching a child with special needs, (one she helps with our reading program each day), approach the word-plastered classroom wall and touch all over it with understanding for the first time that the words actually could speak to him. The …
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Landmark days for our Reading Programs

Over the weekend a new website was launched for www.readinghorizons.com, (sister site to athome.readinghorizons.com). The exciting news precedes by a month the coming release of version 5 of our reading program for commercial use for ages 10-adults. Eventually within the next year this …
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