Reading Resources For Parents

Read Aloud Tips for Parents and Kids

Read Aloud Tips for Parents and Kids

The adventure of reading lasts a lifetime, and parents have the opportunity to launch that journey at home with their children. Snuggling up in a reading nook at home with your children and an engaging book can create a child’s lifetime love of learning and a platform for success. Building

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7 New Years Resolutions for the Family

7 New Year’s Resolutions for the Family

With the start of 2020 just around the corner, why not take the opportunity to create some meaningful new year’s resolutions as a family? Why not establish some attainable goals as a family and then celebrate your successes throughout the year? Here are some concepts to consider to help your

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How to Teach Our Kids to Be Grateful

How to Teach Our Kids to Be Grateful

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, parents are gathering ingredients for a festive feast filled with culinary delicacies and decadence. The chill of fall is in the air, and the pace of life is naturally picking up with the holidays just around the corner. During this busy time, it’s important

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8 Ways to Encourage Our Children To Be Kind

8 Ways to Encourage Our Children To Be Kind

One of the wishes that parents have for their children is that they grow up to be kind and to be treated with kindness in return. Parents, if you’ve been thinking about ways to teach your kids to be kind, we have suggestions to help you start that journey. 1.

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Help Your Children Understand What They Read

Help Your Children Understand What They Read

School is back in session, which means that children are going to be devoting time to reading as they complete their homework—whether that’s reading entire books, textbook chapters, or worksheet directions. Reading comprehension is essential to children feeling confident as they successfully tackle progressively harder assignments during the school year.

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10 Ways to Teach Your Children about Money

10 Ways to Teach Your Children about Money

One of the most crucial topics that parents need to discuss with their kids is money: namely, the importance of earning and saving it, and how to spend it thoughtfully. That information and those skills will serve them well for their entire lives. We know that that might seem like

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7 Tips to Ease Back in to School Anxiety

7 Tips to Ease Back to School Anxiety

The start of the school year is an exciting time for both children and parents, but it can be anxiety-inducing too. Whether starting at a new school or in a new class, kids have a lot of uncertainties to worry about when going back to school, and it’s up to

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Kids Who Blog

Kids Who Blog

These days, it seems like almost everyone has a blog. Authors have them, businesses have them, celebrities have them, but what about kids? Increasing numbers of elementary age children are getting into blogging, primarily with the encouragement and assistance of their teachers. These educators have seen the academic and social

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Skip the Academic Slide With These Summer Reading Tips.

Skip the Academic Slide With These Summer Reading Tips.

You and your child have worked so hard and made so much progress during the school year. Summer is on the way, a beautiful chance to let go of some of that stress and enjoy your free time together. Unfortunately, summer holidays can also lead to an academic slide. It

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Parent Resources

At Home Learning Activities For Your Elementary Children

At Home Learning Activities for Your Elementary Aged Children

Home Learning Activities School isn’t the only place children can learn. At home learning creates lifelong memories and equips your children for success. Reading together at home can strengthen your relationship as well as your child’s reading skills. At Read Smart, we understand the struggle parents face when their child

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9 Tips to Prevent a Summer Reading Slide

9 Tips to Prevent a Summer Reading Slide

Momentum in learning is essential. Ask any teacher how tough it is to reengage kids in the learning process at the beginning of each new school year, and you’ll begin to see the importance of summer reading. Understandably, kids need a break from the rigors of school during the summer,

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