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Early Reading

Develop a love of reading that will last a lifetime! Browse tips by education specialists and build essential early literacy skills for your child's success.

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Improve Your Child’s Early Literacy Skills

Your child’s early literacy development can start as early as their second birthday. When children learn literacy skills at an early age, they tend to…

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Kids and Learning to Read: An All-in-One-Guide

First of all, learning to read is one of the most important achievements your child can bank. Their ability to develop pre-reading skills, to learn…

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6 Tips to Help Your Child Develop Reading Skills

When talking about helping our children read, we start by determining the skills we want to target. Whether they include early reading skills, phonemic awareness,…

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Early Literacy: Why NOT to Teach Your Child the ABC's!

Various teaching methods have long been the targets of heated discussions, and none more so than phonics and whole language teaching. A teacher’s decision to…

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I’m Dyslexic and My Preschooler Wants to Read: What Next?

For parents who have had challenges related to reading for most of their lives, reading and teaching one’s child how to read can be a…

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Reading Motivation: A Critical Foundation in Early Reading Development

Looking more deeply into reading motivation can support your little one’s learning to navigate their journey in becoming a lifelong reader. What Exactly is Reading…

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Getting Ready to Read: Tips for Parents

That mysterious activity that the “big people” can easily do – reading – is no longer a complete secret. Sounding out new words is a…

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How Bedtime Stories can Reinforce Literacy Skills

A bedtime routine with stories builds a foundation of phonics, new vocabulary, and reading comprehension for children. Plus, your reading encourages excitement for reading. We…

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10 Tips for Improving Reading and Language Learning

If your children are anything like my nieces and nephews, they want the same books read night after night, and often avoid their slightly trickier…

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The Best Inexpensive Children’s Books that Foster Reading

Babies love to listen to your voice in utero, and that love continues when they join us earth-side. There are many different things you can…

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My son was diagnosed with bilateral hearing loss in both ears last year, and after his surgery, Speech Blubs is the best app to get him on track with kids his age.

- By Nola and Kory

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Reading vs. Adult Communication

Reading is excellent for so many different skills beyond speech and language development. It works on attention, comprehension, vocabulary, turn-taking, and fine motor skills such…

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How to Improve Reading Comprehension, Fluency, and Speech Production

Reading comprehension and fluency can have many positive effects, such as: Increasing speech production Improving receptive language Growing vocabulary Improving social skills (e.g. turn-taking) Growing…

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How to Foster an Early Love of Reading

If you start a routine of reading to your child, you provide health and development benefits that last a lifetime!  To help create a love…

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More Literacy Tips to Help Your Child Reach Academic Success

A recent study was conducted in Canada and revealed:  …that 40% of adults have a hard time reading a newspaper, filling out a work- application…

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How to Teach Story Elements to Kids

Before children can utilize the key elements of a story, they need to be able to identify the sections confidently.  So, what are the components…

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Reading to Kids: The “Million-Word Gap”

The benefits of reading to kids are fairly well known, but the importance of reading to them can be understood with the following statistic: Young…