At What Age Should Your Child Be Able To Read?

At What Age Should Your Child Be Able To Read?

Are you wondering if your child is “on time” when it comes to reading? According to the U.S. Department of Education, here are the language milestones your child should reach at each age: CHILDREN AGES 0-3: Imitate some of the sounds and rhythms adults use when they …
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Boys – A Literacy Crisis

Boys – A Literacy Crisis

 Academic underachievement for boys is gaining significant attention in the media lately. Boys are underperforming girls on benchmark and standardized tests, and this is a major concern for both educators and parents. Following the wave of the women’s rights …
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How to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten and Reading Success

How to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten and Reading Success

A recent nationwide study asked kindergarten teachers how prepared they felt their students were when entering kindergarten. 66% of teachers reported that their students were only somewhat prepared or not at all prepared. Only 6% of teachers felt their students …
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Can a Font Really Help Dyslexic Readers?

Can a Font Really Help Dyslexic Readers?

A graphic designer by the name of Christian Boer had developed a font to aid his own dyslexia and he has released it to be available for purchase online. But can a font really help dyslexic readers? Acocrding to an article published by Scientific American, “it has received …
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Dogs May Help Your Child Read Better

Dogs May Help Your Child Read Better

You may already know that the presence of animals (dogs in particular) has been proven to provide health benefits for humans. Pets can both lower blood pressure and reduce stress. However, one benefit you may not have heard of, is that pets may also help struggling readers improve their …
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TV’s Effect on Learning and Literacy Development

TV’s Effect on Learning and Literacy Development

According to a recent survey 90% of parents admitted their children under the age of 2 watch at least some form of electronic media. Further, the average amount of TV watched for children aged 2 and under is 1-2 hours a day. However, based on the findings of recent research, the …
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Is ‘Unschooling’ Damaging to Literacy Development?

After watching this news clip from NBC’s Education Nation about a family that ‘unschools’ their children, I found myself strangely drawn to the concept of unschooling: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy As much as I have a …
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3 Ways to Encourage Language Development in Babies and Toddlers

3 Ways to Encourage Language Development in Babies and Toddlers

There are several things you can do as a parent to encourage your baby or toddler to develop the language skills needed in today’s society: Talk to your baby/toddler – and talk a lot! Talk about anything you can think of when your baby is in ear shot. Current events, …
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Slow & Steady is Not Always Better for Your Struggling Reader

Slow & Steady is Not Always Better for Your Struggling Reader

We’ve all heard Aesop’s Fable of the Tortoise and the Hare, relieved to learn that “slow and steady wins the race.” Rushing can be stressful and the lesson pacifies our minds and tells us that it’s better to approach things at a consistent pace then to burn …
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Can Parent Unions Help Struggling Readers?

In the last year parent unions have become a popular trend as more and more parents are displeased with the education of their children. Here is a recent news clip from NBC News discussing parent unions: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy  …
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