Take the Unplugged Challenge with Reading Activities

The August issue of the Family FunMagazine came today, and I liked Jennifer King Lindley's "The Great Unplugged Challenge". Looking at the statistics put out by the Kaiser Family foundation showing a child's daily media use averaging now a whopping 7 and 1/2 hours, she makes a great point: …
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More Summer Reading Activities

As I see the homeschooling groups share ideas for summer reading, as well as lots of other information they pass along, I imagine many other families would appreciate similar tips. Here are just a few: 1. Of course, Reading Horizons tops my list. See Reading Horizon Resources for free …
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Charley Boorman Fights for Dyslexia to be Understood [Famous Dyslexics]

Charley Boorman Fights for Dyslexia to be Understood [Famous Dyslexics]

A few weeks ago we had a one week series titled: “Celebrating Dyslexia.” Originally it was only going to be a one week series, but today I decided I don’t want to stop “celebrating dyslexia” thus as I discover more impressive stories of dyslexics the series …
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4 Tips for Transferring Decoding Skills into Reading Fluency

4 Tips for Transferring Decoding Skills into Reading Fluency

We had a call this morning from a customer hoping to help her child increase her fluency using the Reading Horizons program. Discussing this concern with Shantell (our dyslexia specialist) brought up the need to stress transferring the decoding skills that students gain from the …
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Teaching Reading Resources

I recently learned about a new website, Readeo.com. Despite any amount of distance, children across the world can read a book together with their grandparents, (or parents, relatives, friends---whomever is away from them). It uses BookChat, an online program that allows two people to …
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Will Bribery Get My Child to Read?

Will Bribery Get My Child to Read?

Guest blog post from, The Genius in Children: A Blog by educator Rick Ackerly One day the mother of a third grader asked: “How do you feel about bribery?” “What’s the situation?” I replied. “My daughter is reading already. In fact she loves to …
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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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Encouraging Struggling Readers on “Summer Learning Day”

Encouraging Struggling Readers on “Summer Learning Day”

Today is “Summer Learning Day” sponsored by the National Summer Learning Association. To celebrate Summer Learning Day, Reading Horizons is encouraging parents to read with their kids to encourage the development of effective reading skills in their children, especially …
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Prevelance of Dyslexia: One Billion Dyslexics Worldwide

Prevelance of Dyslexia: One Billion Dyslexics Worldwide

Dyslexics have many gifts. They undoubtedly have difficulties with language; however they also have many skills that are valuable to society. They are intelligent, creative, empathetic, and talented problem solvers. As the title of one of the articles yesterday revealed, “Dyslexia …
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