Education

Second Grade Reading Goals: How to Help Your Child Succeed

Second Grade Reading Goals: How to Help Your Child Succeed

If you have a child who is in second grade, congratulations! They are now reading at an intermediate level. This means that they are able to read and understand texts that are more complex than those found in early readers. They are now picking up chapter books and reading literature longer in length. (Hopefully.) However,…

10 Easy Ways to Promote Speech and Language Development In Preschoolers

10 Easy Ways to Promote Speech and Language Development In Preschoolers

Kids need to play. They learn. They laugh. They smile. Although it may look like they are only playing kitchen, a lot is going on in their developing brain. It is widely known that children learn best through play. This is especially true for new words and language development. Preschoolers are in a critical period…

12 Easy Tips to Teach Kindergarten Sight Words (Free Download)

12 Easy Tips to Teach Kindergarten Sight Words (Free Download)

Most kindergarten classrooms include daily lessons on new vocabulary words. Part of teaching new words is introducing high frequency words, or sight words. These are words that appear often in text but can be difficult to sound out. Sight words make up a large portion of beginning readers’ vocabularies, so your little one should master…

What Skills Does My Child Need to Start Kindergarten in the Fall?

What Skills Does My Child Need to Start Kindergarten in the Fall?

Can you believe that your baby is old enough for public school? You know the kind that you don’t need to pay for? Seriously, daycare and preschools are expensive, right? More important than the savings, starting kindergarten is a big milestone for both children and their parents. It can be exciting and nerve-wracking all at…

10 Tips To Get Your Child to Put Down Their Electronics and Get Into a Book

10 Tips To Get Your Child to Put Down Their Electronics and Get Into a Book

10 EASY and AWESOME Tips to Get Your Kid Reading I have a confession:  I am an elementary school teacher with a masters in reading and my kids will NOT read unless forced. It is a battle. My two teenage stepsons would much rather Snapchat and play video games than pick up a book. My…