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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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Talking to Kids About Coronavirus

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

Kids worry more when they’re kept in the dark Article by Rachel Ehmke with the Child Mind Institute. Original Article News of the coronavirus COVID-19 is everywhere, from the front page of all the papers to the playground at school. Many parents are wondering how to bring up the epidemic

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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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Parent Resources

Ever Wonder What Learning Style Your Child Is?

Ever Wonder What Learning Style Your Child Is?

Have you ever noticed your child gravitating to learning by hearing, seeing, or participating in hands-on activities? Although most children learn from a combination of the three, each child has a primary learning style. Benefits of knowing your child’s learning style When you discover your child’s primary learning method, it

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Is Your Child an Auditory Learner? 5 Strategies to Boost Learning

Is Your Child an Auditory Learner? 5 Strategies to Boost Learning

One way parents can help their children succeed, particularly during their Pre-K–6th grade years, is to discover their primary learning style. Once a parent understands their child’s main learning style, they are able to provide valuable tools to help them learn. Most children learn through a variety of senses, yet

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