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May 27, 2019

Learning to read should be stress-free and enjoyable. Early readers do just that. These books intended for kids who are learning how to read create excitement for exploring books while building decoding. Early readers lay the foundation for reading - a goal for any par...

April 7, 2019

Having a smart kid is great but having a smart kid who can navigate life’s experiences with ease is even better. That’s why it’s so important to develop a child’s emotional intelligence. 

  

Emotional intelligence or EQ refers to a person's ability to identify emoti...

March 25, 2019

A child of 8 is better able to control their emotions than a 4-year-old, and a 16-year-old is more capable of making better decisions than one of 12.  That’s because the frontal lobe, which is responsible for our executive skills, is the last portion of the brain to de...

November 6, 2018

The purpose of reading is to comprehend and to do so, readers must be fluent. According to a review by the National Reading Panel, reading fluency matters. The National Reading Panel reviewed key factors required for reading success and found five areas educators shoul...

October 15, 2018

It’s no surprise that kids are all about their hand-held devices. They offer immediate reinforcement and engage the pleasure centers of the brain. The challenge for parents is to find the right balance between technology and other methods to provide for a child's devel...

September 17, 2018

Stepping foot in your child's classroom can turn any parent into a nail-biting 8-year-old again. With back-to-school jitters over for most parents and kids, parents are anticipating parent-teacher conferences. Hopeful of positive reports, even the most prepared parents...

August 7, 2018

As parents, we invest so much time and energy in safeguarding our homes from dangers. From brackets and straps on furniture to locks on cabinets and plastic bumpers on corners, we sometimes forget that providing a safe home for our children also involves censoring the...

July 23, 2018

All kids eventually learn the alphabetic principle that letters match up to sounds, which form words. Once they understand this relationship between letters and sounds, they can apply it to reading words. For some kids it’s an easy process, for others its intimidating....

July 9, 2018

With summer well under way, there are lots of opportunities for children to engage in creative or free play - and parents hold the key. Without the pressure of school, kids have time to ease up from their scheduled days during the school year. Playing allows them to "b...

June 24, 2018

As a parent of a Pre-K child with a speech delay, making sure my son was ready for Kindergarten was a task I took seriously. As an Educational Therapist, I have a unique advantage that allowed me to support his development so he would be kindergarten ready. Preparing a...

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