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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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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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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Find Classroom Reading Help on Pinterest

Find Classroom Reading Help on Pinterest

Reading Horizons recently joined that social media phenom, Pinterest. And we’ve done it with abandon – sharing pins and boards like Education Quotes, Education Reform, Lesson Ideas, Humor for the Classroom, and Literacy Help. What makes Pinterest an excellent 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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Can The Lorax Help Children Read Better? Bonus: Lorax Apps

Can The Lorax Help Children Read Better? Bonus: Lorax Apps

February 29, the NEA kicked off the “Read Across America Tour – Driven by Mazda,” as children were visited by the Lorax himself. The nation’s largest reading event of 2012 will visit 20 cities on the East and West coasts, and stop at public schools and Mazda …
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Is the Internet Good or Bad for Your Child’s Brain and Learning?

Is the Internet Good or Bad for Your Child’s Brain and Learning?

Once upon a time I was extremely opposed to all social networks. I committed myself to a life of non-conformity in which I would never join a social network. Well, guess what? I am now an active member of not just one social network, but four. It all started as a means to job fulfillment& …
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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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