Raising Resilient Readers

“It Will Take a Village”


GROWTH

Literacy & Learning

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. —Dr. Seuss

DEVELOPMENT

The Power of Reading

If a child cannot learn the way we teach, then maybe we should teach the way they learn.” -Ignacio Estrada

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The Self-Driven Child

The Self-Driven Child

Is homework a fight?  Does your child read for pure enjoyment?  Are you finding yourself bribing your child to read and complete their homework?   This is a common struggle for many parents and as we strive to help our children succeed and develop good habits for life. It is common for most parents to set up strict guidelines, limits and expectations to help them reach success. However, I have found that I can’t make my kids want something they dont … Read More

Building Fluency

Building Fluency

Today, at the dentist, the dental hygienist asked how he could help his daughter improve her fluency.  This is a common question I hear and also a common area of eligibility for special education services.  There are a few factors that go into fluency. Vision: Has your child been seen by a developmental optometrist.  I highly recommend an optometrist highly trained and experienced.  There can be visual deficits beyond acuity that could cause serious limitations to a child’s ability to … Read More

Creating a Love of Reading

Creating a Love of Reading

Creating a love of learning starts at home.  Parents who read to their children develop the curiosity and value of books within their child.  Children love to be in close proximity of a trusting, loving adult where they can relax, feel safe and secure and let their imagination run wild.  In this moment they take risks in their learning, asking what words mean, clarifying their understanding of a sentence.  They start to learn figurative language and may ask what it … Read More