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Kids Out of School? Try These 3 Learning Activities for Kids at Home

COVID-19 Announcement: Complimentary Online Reading Program (with Spelling and Phonics)Learn More The school closures are affecting thousands of families. The disruption to our daily lives is hard to overstate. Our kids will be feeling the stress of that uncertainty for sureβ€”even if they don’t show it.   Having a routine is essential to success. Routine gives all…

Sleep Problems? Tips to Help You Adjust to the Time Change

Sleep problems can affect all of us and are especially difficult with the time change. Sleep is critical for our minds, memory, learning, and development. While you are sleeping, your brain organizes information, makes connections, and even solves problems. Sleep helps transform your short term memory into long-term memories. Susumu Tonegawa, the Professor of Biology and…

How Brain-Body and Movement Activities Improve Overall Learning Skills

Most of us don’t think about learning skills in conjunction with the brain-body connection and movement. However, the brain-body connection and movement are very important to your ability to learn and master reading skills. The brain and body work together as a machine, one designed to move through space efficiently, walking, moving, and maintaining balance.…

Choosing the Best Dictionary for Students

Selecting the best dictionary for your students can make all the difference. As parents and teachers, we know the value of reference books like the dictionary and the thesaurus. These reference books help us to understand what we read, build our vocabulary, and improve our writing skills. As a teacher, I have a variety of…

10 Best Practices to Improve Reading Comprehension

When you use best practices for improving reading comprehension, it is easier to understand what you have read. Reading comprehension is the ability to understand, analyze, synthesize, and use what you have read. Continue reading to discover 10 best practices to improve reading comprehension.

Vocabulary and Reading: The Connection

How are vocabulary and reading connected? To be able to understand what you have read, you need to know the meaning of the words that you are reading. Research tells us that vocabulary knowledge, including both oral and written vocabulary, is critically important for a child’s success in school (Kamil et al., 2008). That being…

4 Steps to Successful Goal Setting for Kids

What is the best way for your kids to set and accomplish their goals this year? Defining, setting, and prioritizing your goals is the first step to accomplish what you want to do. If you have not clearly defined a goal that you want to accomplish, it is much harder to actually achieve it. When…

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