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Boys With Books
Last week, I introduced the topic of background knowledge and how important it is to kids reading and learning success.  This week, I will share some engaging strategies parents can try to support kids in expanding their knowledge base. But, I have to warn you…these tips might turn your kids into VORACIOUS knowledge seekers! If...
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Summer Learning
Last week, we began a two-part blog series on Summer Slide, which refers to the loss of academic skills and knowledge that can occur over the summer break. Parents can play a crucial role in preventing summer slide.  In Part 2 of this series, I will share more strategies parents can employ to help prevent...
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Have A Great Summer
Oh, the dreaded Summer Slide!  This is something that both parents and teachers worry about and try to prevent.  The summer slide phenomenon is where children experience a loss of academic skills and knowledge during the summer break when they are not actively involved in school activities.  The good news is that parents can help...
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Tent Reading
Whether it’s a cozy corner in your living room, a special spot in your child’s bedroom or under your favorite tree in your backyard, creating a unique reading spot for your kids will motivate them to read and make diving into books even more fun. In our latest blog, I will share three ways that...
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Kids Reading Outside
Summer is the perfect time for kids to explore new interests, new books and the joy of reading just for FUN!  Summer is also a great time to build kids’ background knowledge with hands-on activities that help them connect to what they are reading.  In this blog, I will share a few ways to keep...
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Kids Eating Ice Cream
The school year is quickly coming to an end, the weather is getting warmer and kids are getting restless!  For parents, the last few weeks before summer break can feel like a marathon trying to keep kids from completely checking out mentally.  In this blog, I will share a few tips that parents can do...
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Teenager Reading
Let’s face it, the life of a middle schooler is crazy busy between after school activities, homework, screentime  and friends.  The transition from preteen to teenage years is challenging and it may seem like getting your kids to do their homework is enough to put you over the edge.  But, maintaining a reading routine for...
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New Student
Kindergarten is an exciting time for kids and brings many big changes!  For some kids, it’s their first time in a formal school setting.  For others, they are transitioning from a small preschool classroom to a big room with many more classmates.  The way that kids respond to these changes also vary.  Some kids embrace...
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Test Taking
Spring is getting closer…the days are getting longer…and standardized testing is right around the corner.  Yes, it’s THAT time of year again.  It’s standardized testing time!  This can be a very stressful time for our kids.  In this blog, I will share a few ways parents can help relieve test anxiety, stress and pressure.  So,...
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Child Reading While Sitting On Couch
As a reading interventionist at my school, this is a really magical time of year.  My kindergarten students have been learning letter sounds all year so far and now, they are starting to put those sounds together to read actual WORDS!  This is called blending.  Blending is the fundamental skill that helps us read, especially...
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