Reading Resources For Parents

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 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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9 Helpful Tips for Parents of Visual Learners

9 Helpful Tips for Parents of Visual Learners

Parents desire to give their children every opportunity to succeed in life. One way to help them, particularly during their Pre-K–12th grade years is to understand what their learning style is and provide suitable tools to help them learn. Most children learn through a variety of sensory modalities, yet have

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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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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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Parent Resources

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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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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Does your child need a reading tutor

Does Your Child Need a Reading Tutor?

Does Your Child Need a Reading Tutor? Check out these stats: More than 20 percent of adults read at or below a fifth-grade level – far below the level needed to earn a living wage. –National Institute for Literacy, Fast Facts on Literacy, 2001 44 million adults in the U.S.

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