Reading Resources For Parents

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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Is Your Child a Kinesthetic Learner? 5 Strategies to Boost Learning

Is Your Child a Kinesthetic Learner? 5 Strategies to Boost Learning

Parents who take the time to understand their child’s primary learning style can help set them up for success both in and out of the classroom. Although children learn through a variety of senses, most have a primary learning style in which they absorb and retain information from one particular

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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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Parent Resources

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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Reading Can Boost Your Children's Development

Reading Can Boost Your Children’s Development

When your child struggles with reading or reading comprehension, it can “rollover” into other areas of their education. Struggles with reading can even affect their playtime and extracurricular activities. Having good reading skills and comprehension is essential to your child and their success in everything they try. Too many children

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