Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
If your child has trouble reading, or reads too slowly, she might benefit from text-to-speech software. Text-speech-software takes any text in digital format (such as on the Internet or in a word processor) and reads it alou... Read more
Is it just me or is getting your kids to eat breakfast before school a challenge? I am ever-conscious of not being a helicopter parent, but when it comes to breakfast, this is one battle that I pick.
As the school... Read more
Students do better in school if they understand how they best learn. Some need to see a demonstration to learn something new. Others need to read about it and study illustrations in a book. A few people just need for someo... Read more
Collaborating with colleagues is a great way for professionals to exchange successful ideas. Recently, I met with my college friend, Elaine Scott, who is a retired first grade teacher. Of course we were "talking shop" and ... Read more
Last week was school vacation here in Massachusetts. One afternoon I went to lunch with a few friends who were lamenting how difficult it is to get their kids outside and moving. Of course the conversation turned to lim... Read more
Some students have difficulty getting their excellent ideas written down. This can be from a variety of problems such as dysgraphia (a physical problem that prevents handwriting or typing), or a specific language learning di... Read more
Would you like to have your child read with confidence and increased comprehension? Here are five simple ideas to accomplish this:
When your young child gets a new book, or revisits an old favorite book, let him look throug... Read more
What if when you stored a word in your memory the letters in the word got switched around? And, every time you access it, the letters may or may not go back in there the same way. When you try to spell the word it comes out... Read more
Looking for fun ways to keep your young child actively engaged in learning over February vacation? Here are two simple activities for you. One will help with reading skills, and the other is for math. While these activities c... Read more
In an earlier post I mentioned that there are some students who need to have their homework assignments modified for one reason or another. If your child is really struggling with homework, consider whether modifying their h... Read more