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Concerned because your child insists on reading the same book over and over?

Posted on: Thursday, January 9th, 2014 in parent involvement, Reading, Reading tips for kids, Reading with kids

Remain calm when your child chooses to reread a favorite book for the gazillionth time. Over the years countless frustrated parents have come to me and asked what to do because their kids keep selecting the same few books over … read more »

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Siblings Reading Together: a Great Experience for Both of Them.

Posted on: Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Family Activities, parent involvement, Reading, Reading tips for kids, Reading with kids, Sibling involvement

Tell me what you’re reading is one of my favorite questions to ask kids.  Amazingly – I have yet to hear the word “nothing.”  Sometimes, however, a younger child may struggle to answer, SO – I have learned to ask … read more »

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Some Tips For Reading With Your Kids

Posted on: Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Halloween, parent involvement, Reading, Reading tips for kids, Reading with kids

I’m sure we don’t have to tell you that Halloween is rapidly approaching.  Today we thought we would conjure up some  different thoughts on how to read with the kids. Reading together does not necessarily mean that you sit together … read more »

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Summer Learning Loss, Part 2.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Critical Thinking Skills, Family Activities, parent involvement, Reading, Reading tips for kids, Summer, Summer learning loss

Summertime is only a few days away and school vacation quickly follows the arrival of summer.  Many of us may remember a favorite childhood chant we use to scream – No more teachers – no more books … BUT wait … read more »

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Time to start planning how to avoid the dreaded Summer Learning Loss.

Posted on: Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Critical Thinking Skills, Family Activities, parent involvement, Reading, Reading tips for kids, Summer, Summer learning loss

It’s only the middle of May and we are already hearing from many parents wondering what to do so that the dreaded summer learning loss can be avoided.  For our new followers, summer learning loss is defined as loss of … read more »

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Tips For Reading With Your Kids

Posted on: Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 in Conversations with kids, Family Activities, Reading tips for kids, Reading with kids

The idea of reading with kids at home can conjure up many different thoughts.  Reading together does not necessarily mean that you sit together and share a story by taking turns page after page.  Today’s blog reemphasizes the importance of … read more »

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Siblings Reading To Each Other Is A Wonderful Experience.

Posted on: Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 in Books, Family Activities, parent involvement, Reading tips for kids, Sibling involvement

I’m sure that it will be no surprise to our readers to learn that our family motto is READ, READ, READ.  Imagine the pleasure that I had the other night when our 4 year old came for dinner and brought … read more »

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Getting Ready for Back to School.

Posted on: Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 in Back to School, Reading tips for kids, Summer Activities for Kids

It’s the second week in August and I guarantee you that teachers everywhere are already getting ready for another busy year with the kids.  And even though we have a few lazy weeks left in August to enjoy it is … read more »

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There’s still time to ensure your kids don’t suffer from Summer Learning Loss.

Posted on: Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 in Activities for kids, Family Activities, parent involvement, Reading tips for kids, Summer Activities for Kids, Summer learning loss, talking to kids

It seems impossible but the month of July is rapidly coming to an end, which means summer vacation is half over.  Even without a calendar to verify this all I had to do was look at school supply ads for … read more »

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Five ideas for summertime activities for your kids .

Posted on: Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 in Book recommendations, Books, Family Activities, Reading, Reading tips for kids, Summer Activities for Kids, Summer learning loss

Hot dogs and hamburgers, picnics and watermelon, movies and popcorn – certain things just go together!  Like summer time and what to do with the kids to keep them happy, and actively engaged. Just in case reading and writing are not … read more »

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