Browsing articles tagged with " reading readiness"

How to Encourage a Struggling Learner

Guest Post By: David Morgan   Learning to read can be one of life’s most stressful events for a child. For some children, picking up phonics and spelling seems like second nature. For others, the reading process sparks long-lasting low confidence and a chronic distaste for schoolwork. Parents often find it difficult to know how to build up self-confidence in a …Related Posts:Five Ways to Motivate ReadersHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter [...]


When Your Child Needs to be Retained

Just read your article on retention. My son is a kindergartener this year and is performing below grade level. His birthday is 3/28, so he has turned 6. We have decided based on emotional maturity and his academic performance to retain him. Here’s the problem… He is a very anxious …Related Posts:Retention: A Gift of TimeEasy Learning Games Using Magnetic Letters Tips for the First Day of SchoolHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to [...]


Five Ways to Motivate Readers

 Guest Post by Dawn Little When children are motivated to read, it shows.  They find pleasure in reading that comes from within.  Here are five ways you can help motivate children to read: 1.     Choice Choice is so important when motivating readers.  If a child doesn’t feel as if his reading choices mean something, then why will he …Related Posts:How to Encourage a Struggling LearnerHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter BooksWhat Good Readers [...]


Easy Learning Games Using Magnetic Letters

Every family with preschool and primary age children should have a set of magnetic letters on their refrigerator.  They are a fun and easy teaching tool.  Here are a few activities for preschoolers: 1)   Make the names of people and animals in the family. 2)  Sort upper and lower case letters.  Pair and match upper and lower …Related Posts:When Your Child Needs to be RetainedHow to Encourage a Struggling LearnerHand Print HeartWhat Makes Kindergarten Teachers [...]


Phonemic Awareness and Reading Readiness

I am looking for some help.  Recently I attended an Open House at my daughter’s school.  The kindergarten teacher mentioned the skills that children would be working on during the year.  She didn’t get into specifics in each area.  One thing that she mentioned was, “phonemic awareness.”  I am not sure what that is or …Related Posts:How to Encourage a Struggling LearnerThe 40 Best iPad Apps for Young Learners When Your Child Needs to be [...]

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