Reading Resources For Parents

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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5 Tips For Improving Your Childs Reading Comprehension

5 Tips For Improving Your Childs Reading Comprehension

What sounds does “ch” make? Is the “a” in that word pronounced like apple or like angel? What happens when you add “s” to the end of a word? When a child is learning to read, many parents have the advantage of already having an expertise in the subject matter.

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5 Tips For A Smooth Morning Routine

5 Tips For A Smooth Morning Routine

Parents frequently find mornings to be the most stressful part of the week – especially on weekdays, which have the added pressure of bus stop timing and day planning. It’s common for families to find themselves struggling with manic mornings, day after day. Great news: Mornings don’t have to be

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Parent Resources

Brain Food Your Kids Need for Reading

Brain Food Your Kids Need for Reading

Brain food is not a myth, and a diet rich in fruits, vegetable, nuts and seafood will help your child to read smart and read well. While certain foods fuel the body for peak performance in athletic competitions, others fuel the brain to increase a child’s reading and learning capabilities

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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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Tips for Your Kids to Excel in Reading

When your child excels at reading, they are opening the doors for their own success. Good reading skills will help them with every subject in school, extracurricular activities, and adulthood. Building great reading skills takes practice. It also takes some dedication by the parents to help the child develop a

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