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The Perfect [& FREE] CVC Words Activity Cards for Your Beginning Reader!

Is your child in the beginning stages of reading? Have they began mastering their vowel and consonant sounds? If so, they may be ready to take on CVC words and start reading their first words! In this post, you will learn about the FREE CVC words activity cards you can download today along with the …

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Reading Readiness : 6 Pre-Reading Skills that Indicate Your Child is Ready to Learn How to Read

Reading Readiness: pre-reading skills that indicate your child is ready to learn how to read. There is a lot of wonderment around when the best time is for parents to begin teaching their child to read. All children are different and it may be up to you to determine when your child displays reading readiness; …

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Literacy for Children: Unlock Literacy at Home for Your Child

Literacy for your child is absolutely essential for their success in education and beyond! Unlocking their literacy skills begins with you. As a parent, you have the power to encourage and nurture literacy at home every step of the way and chances are, you’ve already gotten started! Questions that will be answered in this post: …

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There are Two Approaches to Teaching Reading to Your Child, Here is How to Stay Balanced

Yes, there has been a 100-year war on the approaches to teaching reading to our children in school. As a parent, there is no need to worry about which approach you should use to help teach your child to read at home! However, it may be beneficial to you to understand what type of reading …

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Build Your Child’s Love and Resiliency Toward Reading

Your child’s love for all things literacy starts with you. Say it ain’t so! Just like with many other personality characteristics and behaviors your child acquires from you, building your child’s reading resiliency and love of reading start with you. It’s ok if you are telling yourself, “But I don’t really like reading.” There are …

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The Powerful Effects of Reading Storybooks with Your Child

Reading storybooks is one of the most beautiful experiences you can have with your child. If you feel you do not spend much time reading to your child, I encourage you to stick around. Check out the myriad of ways storytime can and will impact your child and their language development.  **Scroll to the bottom …

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The Six Principles of Language Development and Reading Books With Your Child

Thanks to decades of research, we know better now than ever before that language and literacy skills begin developing at birth. That’s right! From the moment your beautiful child breathes their first breath and hears their first words, their brain is set to work in developing skills for understanding.  This post contains the six research-based …

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