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Reading for Meaning: That’s What It’s All About

When our children are tiny tots we begin teaching them the alphabet. There’s a lot to learn with twenty-six letters coming in two sizes and some of them making multiple sounds. And so we begin teaching kids…

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Asking Questions: the Key to Reading Comprehension

I well remember the time when my four year old daughter spent her day asking “Why?” Why don’t fish have fur? Why is candy bad for us? Why did God make dangerous animals? (I wonder about mosquitoes…

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Author Jon Scieszka and Guys Read

  If you are the parent of a boy, you need to meet the author Jon Scieszka. It will take you a while to spell his name correctly, but that’s okay. Jon was born in Flint, Michigan…

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More Cowbell, Please

   Here’s a fun fact: Incorporating music into the fabric of your daily family life can bring social and educational benefits to your children in surprising ways. Soft music can calm and soothe children from fussy babies to…

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Moms and Dads, Use Your Words

    I know that all of you parents make time for reading aloud to your kids. That’s the number one way to build strong readers in the future. But there’s more to literacy than just reading books….

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