Young children learn to read at different speeds and through different kinds of instruction. Just as every child is unique, every child will have their own learning path and process.
Two methods of teaching reading are often debated: phonics-based literacy instruction and whole-language literacy instruction. Though both have their own distinct value, phonics-based literacy instruction often proves to be the most effective approach.
Check out our holiday calendar for July! Here and on our social media pages, we share fun and educational ways to celebrate!
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Each month, we will be sharing a holiday calendar that you can use with your family and learners! Our blog and social media posts will provide ideas for celebrating. These holidays include religious holidays, national holidays and/or historical holidays, and holidays that are just for fun!
Make sure to keep reading to get your FREE Kindergarten Readiness Checklist According to researchers, the future success of children is determined before they go to elementary school. Throughout these crucial years, the way they learn and develop mentally and socially is critical. It is therefore, no wonder that teachers, researchers, families, and government emphasize […]
Parents want their children to have the best chance in school. When their children near the age of starting preschool, they may wonder what they can do to help their kids prepare. Learning begins at home and many academic and social skills that are necessary for preschool are naturally taught in the home environment long […]
Stuck in a story time rut? These 70+ best books for kids offer fresh stories to keep both you and your child interested in reading! It’s bedtime. You tell your child to pick out one book and you’ll read it before you turn the lights out. They grab one off the shelf and you shudder […]
As a mother of a new kindergartner, I know first hand the questions, hopes, and concerns for your child’s first year. The first school year is always full of joy and excitement for both parents and children. Preparing your child both academically and socially can help your child both inside and outside the classroom. […]
Whether your child is in the pre-reading stage of development or is starting to read on his own, having a reluctant reader can be hard on both your child and you. As a parent, you know how important reading is, and will continue to be, in all areas of your child’s life, but it can […]
Below: Using all of the different learning styles will help your child be prepared for kindergarten. Here’s why. Children learn by using a variety of techniques. For example, a child may pick up on things by listening or watching and may sometimes need to explore the world with his hands. Children often show a preference for […]
Below: You want your homeschooling to be as successful as possible, but you can’t prepare for everything. Here are six tips that will help you avoid common roadblocks to a successful homeschool year. When you make the decision to homeschool, you do it with the goal to be as successful as possible. Once you get […]
These days there’s a holiday for everything. Every day of the year has multiple things to celebrate, whether it’s National Pig Day (March 1st) or World Mosquito Day (August 20th). If you can dream it up, it probably already has a day assigned to it. While it’s silly to consider celebrating every special day, it […]
Below: We all want our kids to enjoy their school years, so we need to help them develop a love of learning. Here’s how to do it. Whether you were a kid who loved school or hated it, as a parent, you probably have a strong desire for your child to love it. We all know […]
All parents know that one of the major focuses during the first year of school is reading and literacy, and while most parents want to give their child the strongest possible start when it comes to school, sometimes they’re at a loss for how to get their child ready to read. Teaching something like reading can […]