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Build the Reading Bridge

   Parenting is tough. So many of the tasks we do to “civilize” our children go unnoticed and unrewarded for weeks, months and years. But somewhere in the hazy future we trust they will pay off. Building…

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Quiet Space

    I hushed the wiggly group of children seated on the carpet all around me. It was time to read aloud to them. “Listen,”I said. They listened—nothing to hear. “That’s my favorite sound,” I said. One little sweetie…

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Summer Reading, Easy as 1,2,3.

   Summer is here in all its sunny glory. You want to begin a summer reading program, but it seems a bit daunting. Where to begin? It can be as easy as 1,2,3 and I’ll tell you…

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Reading as Mystery

  When children are learning to read, the entire process is a bit like solving a mystery . There are clues all along the way in the form of pictures, known word chunks, the characters and their actions….

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Build Excitement for Summer Reading

   So you’ve decided to do a summer reading program with your kids. Right now they’re a little burned out on school and all things related. How to begin? Put yourself in their shoes. What do they…

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