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Reading Tip for Parents #7: Free Online Courses

💻    Learning can be fun—for the entire family. Whether you are looking for a review of math or reading skills or for an exploration of science or history, consider the following excellent sources. 258 more words


Why Summer Reading Matters for School Age Children

Article originally posted in The Voice-Tribune

Reading every day is vital for school age children because it gives them opportunities to develop word recognition, comprehension, and fluency simultaneously. 485 more words

How to test for kindergarten readiness

Checking that a child can touch his ear with the opposite hand is one test for kindergarten readiness.  But if you are looking for specific proof that your child is ready, here are some of the abilities which Kentucky looks for in each child: 135 more words

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Reading Tip for Parents #4: Preventing “Summer Slide” for Ages 5 & 6

Most children entering kindergarten and first grade have mastered letter names and sounds. However, without review, those skills fade in the summer months. This summer learning loss leads to an achievement gap that widens as a child gets older. 112 more words


Avoid the "summer slide" in your child's learning

Students loose reading skills during the summer if they don’t continue reading.  Educators call this loss the “summer slide.”  It is most severe among low-income students who lose up to two months of reading skills.  384 more words

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A Quick Note on Reading Readiness

Usually, when I mention to someone that my three year-old can read, people raise their eyebrows skeptically, like I’ve just claimed my toddler sunk a three pointer. 314 more words


Turn car rides into educational opportunities

Spring break is almost here.  For many kids, that means road trips to Disney World, the Grand Canyon or maybe to Grandma’s house.

Those long hours in the car might mean movie time, video game time or time playing on the phone.  602 more words

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