Reading Resources For Parents

Learning And Fun Over Spring Break

Learning and Fun over Spring Break

Spring break brings excitement to the hearts of children from coast to coast. Planning spring break activities ahead of time can create the opportunity for both fun and learning—so kids get the play time they desire, while keeping their minds sharp. At Read Smart, we help your child catch up,

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Know your child's learning style

The Importance of Knowing Your Child’s Learning Style

The Importance of Knowing Your Child’s Learning Style As parents, we know our kids: their preferences, their dislikes, their habits, their desires. And gaining understanding of their specific learning style can enhance the way in which we teach them throughout their life, and help them master their school work and

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6 Signs Your Child Is Struggling in School - Now What

6 Signs Your Child Is Struggling in School; Now What?

Struggles. We all have them. And children are no exception. But when a child struggles in school, it can be particularly difficult on them. It can impact not only their education, but also their self-esteem. At Read Smart, we understand how frustrating it can be when a child struggles in

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Fighting Focus - 6 Tips to Improve Focus in Your Kids

Fighting Focus? 6 Tips to Improve Focus in Your Kids

Frustration, procrastination, and low self-esteem can be signs your child is struggling with focus issues. Whether they have been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD or not, their lack of focus is a signal they need some help. The good news is that uncovering the need for strategies to overcome is

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Educational Holiday Vacation Activities

Educational Holiday Vacation Activities

Your child’s holiday vacation from school creates space to continue learning—at home. With purposeful activities planned, you can keep the vacation time filled with exciting new experiences that keep your child learning, even while they are having fun! One way to plan ahead for some holiday fun is to engage

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STEAM Learning vs STEM Learning

STEAM Learning vs. STEM Learning

The world needs more creative problem solvers. It’s one thing to get a college degree in science, math, or engineering. It’s another thing to produce fruitful solutions by integrating concepts with creative, practical results. What do results have to do with the hot topic of STEM vs STEAM learning for

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Struggling Reader What May Be Missing

Struggling Reader? What May Be Missing

As simple as reading looks, it’s a complex skill that is vital to master in order to succeed in school and life. When children find themselves struggling with reading, it often breeds frustration in both them and their parents. It’s important to recognize when your child struggles with reading in

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6 Tips to Teach Your Children Phonics

6 Tips to Teach Your Children Phonics

Learning to read starts with basic phonics skills. When parents get involved in teaching phonics at home, they can help contribute to reading progress. Phonics for kids can be integrated into daily life. For example, while driving in the car, a simple game of “I Spy” can help children begin

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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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Summer Learning Activities to Keep Your Kids Engaged

Summer Learning Activities to Keep Your Kids Engaged

Summer break gives children a chance to explore their world and learn outside the classroom, so take the time to plan fun, engaging activities and make this summer memorable. Here are some fun summer learning activities: 1. The Public Library Summer Reading Program Ahh…there’s nothing like curling up with some

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Parent Resources

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4 Tips to Teaching Your Child to Read

So, you’ve been reading to your child and have decided to dive in and start teaching them to read themselves. You see them pointing at and sounding out words, asking questions, and leaning over to look at the page while you weave your stories. But actually starting the process of

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What is Your Child's Learning Style?

What is Your Child’s Learning Style?

Learning is not a one-size-fits-all process. Each child has a unique learning style. They process and understand information in a variety of ways. The following information discusses the general ways that most children learn and various aspects of each learning style. Visual Learners Visual learners process information through reading and

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Educational Holiday Vacation Activities

Educational Holiday Vacation Activities

Your child’s holiday vacation from school creates space to continue learning—at home. With purposeful activities planned, you can keep the vacation time filled with exciting new experiences that keep your child learning, even while they are having fun! One way to plan ahead for some holiday fun is to engage

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