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Square Panda - an interactive Reading Readiness game using iPad, Bluetooth and Smart letters

Square Panda is a Reading Readiness game with lots of interactive components.  The phonics system includes five fun and engaging iPad apps, a Bluetooth play set, 45 Smart letters, both parent and teacher portals. 147 more words

Reading for littles under 5

We have enjoyed learning how to read, and my son is doing really well, even though it’s the hardest thing we do all week. Once we mastered phonics, which we started after my son learned his letters, we started “Teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons” (“100”) by Siegfried Engelmann, Phyllis Haddox and Elaine Bruner. 1,335 more words


Literacy Tip for Parents #12: Addressing b/d Reversals

It is not uncommon for children up to age 7 to experience reversals while reading and printing. A handy tool to alleviate this issue is to show your child how to form a “bed” with your left and right hands. 136 more words


3 to 5 year old - Reading Readiness: Visual Discrimination

Just as naturally as we draw a child’s attention to sounds, we also begin identifying people, objects and places.  Interacting with an infant and toddler we often reaffirmed, “mommy”, “daddy”, “grandma”, “grandpa”, etc. 521 more words

Developmental Reading Tasks


A child in the direst of circumstances, experiencing the darkest of childhood horrors, can learn of, and be programmed to seek, better worlds via the reading of good books. 924 more words

Literacy Tip for Parents #11: Practicing Letter Formation (Ages 4-5)

If your child has difficulty writing the letters in her or his name, try going from gross motor movements to the finer motions of holding a pencil: 86 more words


3 to 5 years old - Reading Readiness: Auditory Discrimination

Character and personality abound!  Your 3- 5 year old may be quietly observing the world around, or demonstrating determination and persistence.   Remember to provide numerous and varied learning opportunities because children do not all learn at the same time, or in the same way. 708 more words

Phonological Awareness