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How to Avoid the “Curse of Knowledge” as You Teach

When you attempt to teach your child, sometimes knowledge can be a hindrance. Surprised? It’s called the Curse of Knowledge.

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“Mashed Potatoes” – A Silly Listening Game

“What do you want for your birthday?” “Mashed potatoes!” Building listening comprehension has never been this much fun!

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19 Activities for Kinesthetic Learning

Many people assume that if their child isn’t a kinesthetic learner, kinesthetic activities are unnecessary. But this just isn’t the case…

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“Swatting Phonograms” – A Fun Phonogram Activity

Phonograms are the building blocks of our language. Practice phonograms and have fun with this hands-on activity!

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How to Avoid the Big Pit of Comparison

There will always be a huge chasm between your child’s current ability and the place you want him to be. We call this the “Big Pit.”

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Auditory Processing Disorder: 10 Ways to Help Your Child

These 10 tips can help make lesson time more productive and enjoyable if your child struggles with an auditory processing disorder.

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How to Teach Alphabetizing

Alphabetizing is an essential skill that will help students in many day-to-day tasks both at home and at school.

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Using Letter Tiles to Teach Reading and Spelling

Would you like to see how letter tiles are used in the All About Reading and All About Spelling programs?

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How the “Funnel Concept” Affects Learning

When you teach, you may assume there’s an unobstructed pipeline between you and your child. But there isn’t …

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6 Tips to Help Distinguish Between Short I and Short E

Vowel sounds /ĭ/ and /ĕ/ can sound a lot alike. These tips can help your child discriminate between these sounds.

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How to Teach Phonograms

Do you know how to teach phonograms? Don’t worry—it’s easier than you think!

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The Essential Guide to Teaching Compound Words

What do a milkshake, a mailbox, and a notebook have in common? Actually, nothing … except that they all happen to be compound words.

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