Archive for July 2019

Playing Fosters Reading

Look in on any preschool class and you will undoubtedly see kids playing in lots of different ways, but what they are really doing is learning the skills necessary to be successful readers.  Here are some things you can do at home to continue supporting your pre-reading child to give them the best boost they…

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Developing Reading Rate: Tips for Home

If you are concerned about your child’s reading rate (See “Have a Slow Reader?”), here are some things to try at home. First, developing a sense of comfort with reading is paramount to successful reading, so if reading is accompanied by anxiety, take a step back and relax for a bit.  The following tips should…

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Have a Slow Reader?

  Schools are pushing for a certain number of words read per minute, and it can be intimidating for lots of kids.  If your child is struggling meeting this goal, or appears to be a slower than average reader, there are a few reasons this might be happening.  The selection is too hard.  This typically…

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PREVENTING MIDDLE SCHOOL NIGHTMARES: TRAUMA-FREE TRANSITION TIPS

Does the thought of sending your child off to middle school make you anxious? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Many adults have middle school memories of social awkwardness, hormonal upheaval, and the added pressure of more responsibilities with a growing need for more independence. Now think of your child experiencing these same anxieties! Whether…

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