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Mom And Daughter
Building vocabulary is crucial for helping children understand the words they are reading and make sense of the text.  Learning new words begins when children are just young babies and continues throughout life.  Together, along with a formal education, parents’ involvement in developing a child’s vocabulary is critical.  As much as 95% of the words...
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Children Writing Books
Research has proven that reading affects writing and writing affects reading.  But, simply UNDERSTANDING that reading and writing are connected is not enough.  To  help our kids develop these two critical literacy skills,  parents (and teachers) must APPLY this knowledge when working with them.  In this blog, I am going to share a few ideas...
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Family Reading Time
Summer is coming to an end.  No more playing until the street lights come on (Is that still a THING?), catching fireflies at twilight, or just staying up super late.  Now that kids are back in school, we, as parents, need to bring back school year routines and structure.  One way I eased my kids...
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Child Reading With Ballet Slippers
If you have been following the blog for the past several weeks, you have learned A LOT  about phonemic awareness.  So far, in this phonemic awareness skills series, we have discussed rhyming, syllables, onset and rime, sound isolation, phonemic blending, and phonemic segmentation.  This final blog is about phoneme manipulation, the most sophisticated of all...
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Bingo
Children who are able to segment and blend sounds will be able to apply this knowledge to spelling and reading more easily than those that have not yet mastered these skills. First, let’s define the two processes.  Phoneme segmentation is the process of breaking a word up into its individual sounds.  For example, saying the...
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Red Light Green Light
Sound isolation is the ability to isolate a single sound from within a word.  Children usually master initial sound isolation in the middle of kindergarten, and final and medial sound isolation at the end of kindergarten or early first grade.  Phoneme (sound) isolation is a very important step in early literacy development. Kids that have...
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Kids Playing On The Playground
Rime or rhyme?  What’s the difference?  Rimes rhyme, but not all rhymes are rimes.  Easy peasy, right?  (See what I did there?) Rimes are word parts that refer to a specific spelling pattern, and rimes of the same word family will rhyme.  Rimes begin with a vowel sound and end before the next vowel sound. ...
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Syllables Picture
With little or no explicit instruction, almost all young children develop the ability to understand spoken language. While most kindergarten children are becoming more comfortable and proficient at speaking and constructing more complex sentences, most are not yet aware that the spoken language is made up of individual words, which are made up of syllables,...
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Learning To Read
Segmenting ….. Blending….. What is that?  Aren’t these things the same?  Early literacy skills are so important for academic success, but many times parents just expect their child to read or write a word.  They often times forget that there is a lot of groundwork that needs to be laid before a child can pick...
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Answer All Of The Problems. Color All Of The Rectangles With The Same Answer
Are you looking for some Valentine’s Day activities to do at home?  Check out some simple activities you can do at home as well as a free math printable for your child to complete! Write Notes of Kindness Valentine’s Day is about being kind to one another and spending time with the people you love. ...
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