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Education for preschoolers: 5 ways to encourage early literacy at home

Education Preschoolers is the Foundation for Early Literacy When is it a good time to start reading to your child? Is the perfect time at night or before nap time? There is really no sure answer to that question. But what educators and parents want is often to foster early literacy in children. Reading is a fundamental skill that all children should know. How can parents…

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Why being bilingual can improve language learning?

Is being bilingual in diverse languages, besides the native one, an excellent way to improve your brain skills? The way you integrate language is a fantastic process. Children, younger than 3 years old, acquire words in many different languages. “The brain has a perfectly good system whose job it is to do just that – it’s the executive control system. It focuses attention on what’s…

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Poetry for children is a great reading alternative

Poetry for children is one of the most rewarding experiences educators show. Besides the literacy aspect of poems, it also shows rhyming, metaphors, and boosts their imaginations. Not only is it fun to learn another language by reading different types of literature, but also it is interesting to see how other authors interpret the world around us. Poems can turn into songs and they turn into poems.…

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Reading strategies for parents of struggling readers

Early learners seek their surroundings to learn and explore. They even look for ways to explore with various educational tools. Educators captivate their curiosity in many ways: reading, music, and dramatic play. But reading can sometimes be a difficult task to meet. Some early readers tend to have short attention span or show lack of interest in reading. Yet, early literacy, in reading strategies, promotes…

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No Child Left Behind program: Reasons it needs to matter

Is it possible to have a 6 year old held back a grade because of inadequate reading skills? Is it possible to have a 3rd grader not be able to read at their level? Is it possible to implement a program that can prevent this from happening? All these scenarios present the distress in the educational system that has been accumulating for decades. The United…

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Magazine Literacy: An organization committed to preventing illiteracy

Could magazines really make an impact in the world of literacy for future generations? Can illiteracy be an issue in the United States and around the world? Approximately 30 millions of Americans are incapacitated to read or write English. But more devastating statistics is the fact that more than 1 million students drop out of high school all together, not completing their literacy courses. However,…

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Reading for kids: Audiobooks as language learning tools

It is not easy for educators to hear students say, “I don’t like to read” or “I think reading is boring”. But these statements are very common among students that are struggling with reading and language. Yet, there are some tools that can help. Many educators motivate them to read books at their interest level or get them involve in other reading activities. However, audiobooks are…

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How can parents help struggling readers with reading comprehension?

Engaging children in reading can be one of the most fun ways to encourage learning to read. When children start to learn to read, they begin to understand the many wonderful aspects of the world around them. But for struggling readers, that reality may seem a distant dream. Many students are left behind because parents don’t know where to begin to help their children. Or parents may…

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Learning activity for preschoolers: Letter recognition

As reading becomes a very important time for parents and children, there are some learning activities to make the reading process fun and interactive. One obvious learning activity is to sit down with the children and read an exciting book. Or perhaps, parents and children attend a story time at a local library or bookstore. But reading is more than just looking at books. There are many ways…

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