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The Summer Slide

IS YOUR CHILD READY FOR SCHOOL? We were all very excited to have a much-needed break from school, but now that summer is coming to an end, it’s now obvious that we’ve all slipped out of the school routine.  Did you know that the American Education Research Journal found that the average student loses 17-34% […]

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3 Reasons Your Beginning Reader Should be Reading Decodable Text

Early readers should be practicing their skills while reading books containing decodable text. Decodable text is simply words within text that can be sounded out.

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Easter Gift Guide – My Top 15

Easter is just around the corner and I want to make this one easy on you.  I’m the queen of last minute and have actually surprised myself at how on top of things I’ve been when it comes to Easter.  With 2 children (ages 4 and 6) and LOTS of birthday parties under our belts, […]

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Can’t Kids Just Play?

Can’t we just let kids play?  Our educational system is consistently pushing unrealistic expectations on our children, especially in reading instruction.  Just because a child is in kindergarten, does not mean that we should be expecting them to read.  There are SO many foundational literacy skills that need to be mastered before learning to read, […]

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