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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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Summer Reading Tips: 5 Ways to Encourage Reading After School

Summer is the season to temporarily say good-bye to the school year and begin summer vacation. In fact, many students look forward to that last day of school with anticipation and excitement. Regardless of whether children enjoyed learning during the past school year, summer should still present an opportunity for them to learn while playing. So, use summer reading as a chance to encourage children…

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Immersion program ideas for grades K-1: 10 ways to incorporate Spanish topics

Bilingual children learn best when language topics are shown in a fun and entertaining way. It is even more fun when reading and grammar concepts are easily tied to puppet shows and stories. But how can parents and educators add simple immersion program ideas to learning Spanish? Immersion Program Ideas for Bilingual Classes Background Immersion programs are categorized in 3 simple ways: one-way, two-way, and full immersion classes.…

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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 kids: 3 literary Spanish poems to learn to rhyme

When it comes to learning new vocabulary, there’s no better way or more fun than a rhyming poem. In these literary genres, not only do children get to appreciate a rhyme and a story, but they also get lyrics to a song. When reading poems, children might either clap their hands to the syllable formation in the poem or they can use an instrument to follow…

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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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Helping struggling readers: 7 tips to encourage reading at home

Helping Struggling Readers Tips Suzy is like all young children. She’s interested in everything from dinosaurs to paper dolls to building blocks. But when it comes to reading, she struggles to sound out the basic vowels or letters. Her parents were so concerned, that they seek ways to encourage her to read more. In fact, they enrolled her in different community literacy programs and local…

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How to improve speed reading to get better grades

When reading homework piles up and there is little time to read all of it, increasing your reading speed can help with school materials. Speed-reading is used widely in academic schools to help students get better grades and improve reading comprehension. But how can students struggling with schoolwork master this study skill? Whether it is science or math, accelerating your reading comprehension can increase your…

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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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