Blog Category - Struggling Readers


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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Why Sitting Too Close To the Television Makes Your Eyes Go Square

Why Sitting Too Close To the Television Makes Your Eyes Go Square

One crucial tool for improving reading is good eye sight. Here is a guest post discussing how you can protect your own eye sight and your child's. Guest Post by Sara Parker “Don’t sit too close to the computer…your eyes will go square!” Did you hear this a lot …
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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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What Teachers Want Parents to Know About Reading and School

What Teachers Want Parents to Know About Reading and School

As a parent, how do you remember your time spent as a student in school?  Do you smile when you think of your carefree elementary days, cringe when you think of all your awkward junior high/middle school moments, or relish in the memory of the teenage glory that was high school?& …
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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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Dyslexia Research: Can Dyslexia Be Diagnosed in Younger Children?

Dyslexia Research: Can Dyslexia Be Diagnosed in Younger Children?

One major concern many parents have is that they can’t get their child a formal diagnosis for dyslexia until their child is in the third grade. Many parents start to see their child struggling with reading long before this, but they can’t get a formal diagnosis until third …
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Reading Removes Limits to Learning

It’s amazing how much information is available. In today’s day and age, if you want to learn something – you can. There is a book/article/video/class on almost every conceivable topic. And with reading skills in place, almost all limits to learning are removed. Recently …
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What Every Parent Should Know About RTI

What Every Parent Should Know About RTI

Before 2004, children who were struggling in school or had any type of learning disability, were automatically relegated to a "wait to fail before we intercede" philosophy. But that all changed with IDEA 2004 which required schools to implement Response to Intervention ( …
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