Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
Here is an easy activity to promote phonics, spelling, and word recognition, important ingredients when learning to read!
You will need old catalogs, magazines, flyers, or greeting cards; plain paper; and glue or tape.
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Recently, I was asked to answer this question (and do so in a serious tone): “What are you good at?” And I was completely stumped. I couldn’t come up with a single fabulous response. I’m an impat... Read more
The DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) is used by doctors who diagnose learning differences like dyslexia, a developmental reading disorder. In the spring of 2013, the 5th edition of the DSM will be p... Read more
File this under “What will they think of next?”
We all know that smartphones are hugely popular. (Some of us have them and wouldn’t be without them, Yours Truly included.) And we generally know that apps for... Read more
You can help get your young child ready for kindergarten reading by practicing three simple skills this summer:
1. Recognizing and naming all uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
2. Understanding that ... Read more
My daughter did it. She made her first sale—of cupcakes! A friend needed 60+ birthday cupcakes for her daughter’s class at school and the after school birthday party.
After checking with a gourmet shop my friend r... Read more
Does your middle school child love birds, but then he gets frustrated when trying to identify them? Many children do. Unfortunately, field guides that help identify birds can be really hard to use, especially for children who... Read more
The National Common Core Standards are sequential skills from kindergarten through high school. They are comprehensive, purposeful instruction to promote student achievement in both English/language arts and mathematics. The... Read more
The sweetest words any mom will ever hear: “Mom, I’m so glad you told us NO when we were little, and you meant it!”
I did a complete double take when I heard them. We were in the car, and I may or may not h... Read more
Students who are labeled LD (learning disabled) struggle in school and feel like they are not smart. In fact, a lot of people believe this to be true. But, if you ask many highly successful adults about their school experienc... Read more