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Fun Ways to Develop Phonological Awareness

Help your child develop phonological awareness and learn how to nurture this important pre-reading skill!

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Explore Words with the Homophone Machine

Having fun with homophones helps children learn to use them correctly—which is why we created the Homophone Machine.

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How Making Connections Helps Your Child’s Memory

Learn three important ways to organize information and improve memory in this post!

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Is the “Matthew Effect” Affecting Your Child’s Desire to Read?

Have you heard of the “Matthew Effect” in reading? Find out how it may affect your child’s desire to read.

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Cozy Reading Nooks for Your Kids

Find out how the comfort of a cozy reading nook can motivate your child to read.

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Silly Sentence Match-Ups

Reading review and LOTS of laughter…that’s what you’ll get with this fun activity for kids of all ages!

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Magazines for Kids of All Ages

Magazines can be a great way to motivate a reluctant reader. Check out our extensive library list!

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Signs of a Reading Problem

Do you suspect that your child has a reading problem? Learn to spot the signs.

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Word Families: The Pros and Cons

Explore our “thinking approach” to word families and find out how this approach increases confidence in reading and spelling ability.

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Fun Ways to Count Syllables

Teaching your child to count syllables? Here are 11 fun ideas!

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A Handy Guide to Long Vowel Sounds

Intimidated by the idea of teaching long vowel sounds? Our handy guide will help.

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Teaching Idioms: It’s a Piece of Cake!

I won’t beat around the bush–this blog post about teaching idioms takes the cake!

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