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Making Quiet Times For Reading

Tweet  MAKING QUIET TIMES FOR READING     A recent report in the UK, found that children are less able to sit still due to the fact that children are using iPads, mobile phones and computer games to fill their time.   Parents are not limiting the time their children spend in front of the computer to make room for quiet times to read.   Alison David, Egmont’s consumer insight director, praised...

Starting the New School Year Off Right

Tweet The new school year has begun. You have bought all the school supplies, new uniforms, new shoes, etc. Now you send your child off to school and hope for the best. Here are some ways you can make sure your child is off to a good start.  Make sure you give your child the best possible foundation to make this school year the best one yet. 1. Start routines early. Make sure breakfast is on time each day. Have your...

Getting Ready For School

Tweet Summer is in full swing but back to school sales remind us that soon it will be time to get ready to return to school.  Here are some suggestions to get your child prepared for the beginning of the new school year. 1. Check the school calendar and find out when school starts. Look to see if there is a parent orientation meeting or a “Meet your Teacher” event planned. 2. Look to see if there is a school...

Avoid the Summer Slide

Tweet               Avoid the Summer Slump!      Many journals on education talk about the Summer Slide or Summer Slump. This is known as a decline in reading achievement some children experience from being out of school over the long summer vacation. Research has shown that consequences of reading loss can be long lasting. Children who fall behind over the summer find it harder to close the...

How To Be an Advocate For Your Child

Tweet Being an advocate for your child is perhaps one of the most daunting tasks for a parent. It can immediately put you in an adversarial role with your child’s teacher, principal, doctor or therapist. However, since our children can not often speak for themselves, it is a role necessary for us to assume as a parent. Here are some guidelines that might help you become an Advocate For Your Child: 1. You know your...

The Kinesthetic Learner

Tweet Learning With Our Senses  While working with my 8 year old grandson, I observed how he learned things I had taught him. When I saw he was having difficulty remembering his letters and sounds, I use my hands to teach him how to connect the two. For example, for the letter “I” I would touch my nose and say “itch” for the short “I” sound. For the letter “U”, I touched...