3 Critical Benefits of Reading in Helping Students Learn and Master STEM Subjects

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Why is the STEM Curriculum So Important to Your Child’s Future Success? If you have a child on the verge of starting kindergarten, then you’ve probably been coming across a lot of information about STEM in your research.  So what is the STEM curriculum and why do you need to worry about it?  STEM is an acronym that stands for: …

National Game and Puzzle Week

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When television, cell phones, and video games seem to be taking over the family environment, you might be looking for some new ways to spend time together that doesn’t involve sitting in front of a screen.  If that’s the case, dust off your old games and puzzles and get ready to celebrate an incredibly fun week that is perfect for …

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November 14th: National Young Readers Day

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Reading with your child is one of the most important things that you can do with them, and what better way to focus on a day full of reading than to celebrate a holiday dedicated to it?  On November 14th, 2017, we celebrate National Young Readers Day as a way to bring attention to children and their families while encouraging …

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National Author’s Day

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Looking for a day to celebrate all of the wonderful authors and the works that they provide to the world? November 1st is the day for you. November 1st has been recognized as National Author’s Day since 1949. However, the story of how the holiday came to be goes as far back as 1928 to a woman named Nellie Verne …

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September 19th: International Talk Like a Pirate Day

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For many children, anything pirate themed is a surefire way to get their attention! International Pirate Day, which is held each year on September 19th, is the perfect way to let your child’s creativity, imagination, and love of pirate life run wild! International Talk Like A Pirate Day was first celebrated in 1995, and has been a world sensation ever …

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Fun and Active Autumn Activities by Red Cat Reading

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Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn The autumn season is most certainly one of my favorite times of the year. There are so many things that I love about the fall season and some of my favorite autumn words are hoodies, pumpkins, and s’mores. From the refreshing fall weather, to fun with pumpkins, to the colorful autumn leaves, all of these autumn …

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Back to School: How to Keep Your Child Motivated All Year Long

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It’s that exciting and overwhelming time of year again – a new, fresh school year. Your child might be starting kindergarten or elementary school for the first time, or going into 2nd grade or higher. You’re busy running around ticking things off the Back-to-School checklist: School supplies Backpack School reading books Uniform School Bus Sign-Up Healthy Food But what about …

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Top 9 Animal Books by Red Cat Reading!

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Are your young kids obsessed with animals?! At Red Cat Reading we know all about that! Kids can learn so much about science and different countries around the world when they’re reading about animals. What are your child’s favourite animals? Let us know in the comments below…   1. Pets This simple level 1 book is the best place to start …

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Back to School with Red Cat Reading

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Heading back to school can be bittersweet! Going back to school and learning with friends is always a fun and exciting time for children of all ages. However, leaving home and the carefree times of summer vacation can prove difficult, especially for kids! Getting out of bed early, giving up the lazy days of sitting around and playing with friends, …

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Celebrate National Dog Day!

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You may hear about National Dog Day and find yourself wondering “what is National Dog Day?” This day came about in 2004 when animal expert, Colleen Paige, wanted to bring attention to the mistreatment of animals. She also wanted to drum up support for the adoption of dogs. Colleen knows that millions of dogs are killed each year because they do …

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Top 6 Disney Classics!

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We take a look at our Top 6 Disney Classics, and what makes them so memorable for kids and adults! Kids all around the world enjoy Disney Tales because of their classic themes, diversity and beautiful illustration and animation. Let us know about your favorite Disney stories in the comments! Our Top 6 Disney Classics The Lion King The Lion King is a …

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Free iBooks: Introduce Your Children to 34 Languages!

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Hello everyone, Are you interested in having your child learn a foreign language? Great idea! Language experts suggest that children who learn a foreign language in early childhood show certain cognitive advantages over children who do not. But not only that, learning a new language is FUN! With our Talking World iBooks, your children will have a blast while learning the foreign language of …

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Celebrate National Friendship Day in July

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When is Friendship Day, you ask? Well, this year we will celebrate Friendship Day on July 30, 2017. Friendship Day, also known as Friends Day or National Friends Day, began back in 1935 shortly after the end of World War I. Congress noticed the tension and grief that the war had left behind and they felt it was necessary to …

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The Evolution of Education is Inevitable

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Why We Think Education Needs a Major Shakeup It’s often said that if a person alive 200 years ago woke up in today’s world, they would probably only recognize one thing: The classroom. It is quite true that in many ways, the typical school classroom is one of the only things that hasn’t really changed in our fast-moving, modern world. …

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The Phonics CH Sound Collection

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The CH Sound is one of our favorite sounds! We’ve created so much fun CH content for your child to learn with, whether they love videos, songs, dancing or ebooks. Jump To: CH eBook CH Phonics Video CH Song Video CH Fast Song Video CH Dance Video with Meg CH Classroom Dance Video CH eBook Your kids will love swiping …

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Summer Reading Sale! Don’t Let Your Kids Suffer From “Summer Reading Loss”…

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Summer Learning Loss Did you know that your child — and all children — get hit with “Summer Learning Loss”? Simply put, they mentally “lose” what they learned and practiced in school. If your child was finally making a breakthrough with reading… summer inactivity can reverse their hard-earned grades and overall intelligence. This learning loss can actually follow children up …

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Here’s How The Flipped Classroom Empowers Children to Learn

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What is a Flipped Classroom? Like the name implies, a flipped classroom is one where the traditional lecture and homework elements are “flipped” or reversed. While the specific features of a flipped class may differ from school to school, the basic elements include pre-recorded lectures followed by in-class exercises. So essentially, flipping the classroom means that teachers take a more …

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Red Cat Reading Summer Reading Lists for Kindergarten and First Grade

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It’s coming up to the big summer holiday break, and you may be wondering how to motivate your kids to keep reading and learning. The best way is to encourage curiosity and a love of reading in your child. But of course this is often easier said than done!   Why does your child need a summer reading list? It’s a well-known fact that kids can …

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World Chocolate Day – July 7th!

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Chocolate is one of the most popular treats available! There are so many different varieties of chocolate, and so many different desserts made with chocolate. From chocolate bars to chocolate cake, chocolate doughnuts to chocolate covered fruit, there is definitely something out there that will appeal to every chocolate lover on your list on this special holiday!   About World …

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July 1st – International Joke Day

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International Joke Day (not to be confused with April Fool’s Day), falls on July 1st. It’s a day to relax and have fun with those you care about. There are many ways you can celebrate International Joke Day, from doing silly crafts to reading silly stories to making up your very own jokes to share with others. No matter how …

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2 Reasons Why Parental Responsibility is So Critical to a Child’s Education

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Teachers Should Not Be the Only Ones Responsible for a Child’s Education Young children rely heavily upon their parents for emotional, physical, and financial support. But when it comes to support in school, parental responsibility is often ceded to teachers.  Early child education requires role models, educators and people of authority to help teach children and establish a productive learning environment. …

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School’s Out!

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The end of the school year brings about plenty of excitement. For many, the summer officially begins at the very last day of school, which typically occurs in June. Children are excited to have a few months where they can play and explore. Getting up early and sitting in a classroom won’t happen again until fall, and they are free …

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Top 8 Hardest Phonics Sounds!

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When teaching phonics to young children, there are going to be times that they might have difficulty with certain areas. Since all children are different, they tend to need help in different areas. However, many children struggle with some of the same issues, making them easier to point out. In the case of the hardest phonics, usually the most difficult …

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Top 12 Easiest Phonics Sounds!

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Learning to read is essential for children. Reading and understanding the written word plays a huge part in our everyday lives. Whether children learn to read for work, school, or pleasure, reading is necessary for all children to have developmental success. While there are various ways to teach reading, teaching children phonic sounds is a great place to start. In …

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May: Leaders of Tomorrow Month

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Leaders of Tomorrow Month, or Young Achievers Month, is celebrated each year during the month of May. The main goal of Leaders of Tomorrow Month is to help young children learn to become the best they can be. Leaders of Tomorrow Month focuses on creating strong, independent leaders, not only in the school environment but also in the community. If …

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Why it’s So Important for Your Child to Learn More at Home

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Today, online learning is considered vital to many professions and it has increased exponentially over the past few years. It’s a good idea to help children get used to learning online to help their school studies as well as their future careers. They’ll also learn some extra skills: Independent problem-solving skills Research skills Time-management skills   Children who learn from home …

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April is… Mathematics Education Month!

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While April often ushers in warmer weather, spring-time rain, and Easter, April is also known for being Mathematics Education Month. Math is so very important in our day to day lives. Without it, so much of what we do would be impossible. From simple addition and subtraction to formulas used to calculate the speed of light, math is something that …

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How to Celebrate International Children’s Book Day!

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International Children’s Book Day is celebrated each year on April 2nd. It is organized by the International Board on Books for Young People that was founded in the early 1950’s in Zurich, Switzerland. It’s the perfect time to remind children and parents to take time to read, celebrate literacy, and discover children’s books that are not well known. The reason that …

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April Fool’s Day: Tricks to Try With Your Kids!

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April Fool’s Day is celebrated by many on April 1st each year, but it’s not a national holiday. Though its origins date back to the 1500’s, the games, tricks and jokes have continued to this day. April Fool’s Day brings smiles to children and adults alike, most of the time. As a parent, there is nothing I like more than hearing …

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Let’s Celebrate Earth Day 2017!

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Earth Day began in 1970 as an effort to bring attention to protecting the environment. It’s celebrated worldwide every year on April 22nd. Teaching children about protecting the environment is very important. If we do not take care of our planet, our children won’t have its beauty to enjoy for the rest of their lives. Even though care the environment seems …

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National Children’s Craft Day – Red Cat Reading

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Creativity is something that must be nurtured and there is no better way to do that than to allow children the time, space, and materials to freely express themselves. National Children’s Craft Day is on March 14th this year. It is a special day that is often forgotten by many and yet it is so important. If you don’t already …

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St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish holiday dating back to the early 1600’s. This holiday is held in honor of Patron Saint Patrick, who was known for bringing Christianity to Ireland. This festival-like celebration is held on March 17th, which is the day of Saint Patrick’s death. It involves dancing, parades, and eating lots of delicious food! Slowly the popularity …

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Celebrating Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!

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Dr. Seuss has always been known as writing legend. Since he has created so many beautifully written and fun stories, he has entertained children and adults for years! Dr. Seuss’s birthday is celebrated in schools, libraries, and communities across the world, and with good reason! There are many different ways to celebrate the birthday of this spectacular author who has touched …

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Tell a Fairy Tale Day

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Fairy tales are important parts of childhood. They allow you to forget the real world and get lost inside a story. They are perfect for allowing the imagination to run wild – creating beautiful forests, enormous snow covered mountains, and worlds full of magical creatures that can set the stage for all kinds of adventures. Fairy tales are loaded up …

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Celebrate World Book Day with Red Cat Reading

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Reading is a fundamental part of childhood, and remains important throughout their lifetime. To celebrate the books, authors, and illustrators that bring us these tools that spark imagination, we have World Book Day! This day is celebrated around the world, with different events held at schools, libraries, bookstores, and communities. World Book Day was designated by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, …

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Celebrate Read Aloud Day with Creative Activities

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Words are the key to so many parts of our day-to-day lives. From signs along the road to books, menus and social media. A life without the use of words would be very difficult. Sadly, there are many in our world that do not have the luxury of understanding the written word. Read Aloud Day is a day when we …

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Read to Your Child Day

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While most people associate February 14th with Valentine’s Day, it is also another important day – Read to Your Child Day! Reading to your child is one of the most rewarding experiences that the two of you can share together. What better way to celebrate this educational holiday than to pick up a few books and sit down together to read? Pick …

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Hello parents! Over 1,000,059 Red Cat Reading Books have been downloaded on iTunes. That’s a lot of kids reading and a lot of proud parents! Thank you for your support. “Reading is the #1 key to your child’s success. Once your child is reading faster, they’ll be learning just about everything faster!” So, what does that mean for you & your …

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New Year Reading Resolutions

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Reading resolutions are a fun and purposeful way to start the year and keep your child motivated. Why not think of some fun reading goals your child will be able to stick to? That way they’ll gain confidence and enjoy reading more and more! Brainstorm some goals together – you can start first to get the ball rolling. Write or print out …

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How My Child Almost Got Left Behind in Class!

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Learning to read opens doors up to books, the Internet, and a world filled with information your child needs to succeed at school and life. How does a reading assessment play a vital role in your child’s education? Read on to find out… Why Proper Reading Level Assessment is So Critical to Your Child Learning How to Read: Assessments Help Teachers …

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New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids and Families

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Christmas came and went and now you need New Year’s Eve party ideas! New Year’s Eve with children can be a lot of fun! For my family, it is the one day every year that we let our children stay up way past their bedtime. I hope that you will use these ideas and learning activities below to start your …

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Kids Activities for the Christmas Holidays!

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Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year! However, with all the demands of family and society, sometimes it can feel overwhelming. I hope that this guide full of Christmas crafts, gift ideas, activities and songs will help you have a delightful and stress-free holiday! Don’t forget to grab your 3 Free Gifts from us! Gift 1: Christmas Video Gift 2: …

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Why learning to read is so important for school readiness…

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According to a 2012 report by the Brookings Institution, “children with higher levels of school readiness at age five are generally more successful in grade school…” And the key to this readiness is helping your child learn to read before class even begins. Reading is the one skill that unlocks virtually all other skills your child will need to succeed in …

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How to Survive Black Friday with Kids!

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  Are you excited for Black Friday? You’ll finally get to buy all those things you’ve been saving up for! But wait, how much fun is Black Friday really going to be for kids? Get prepared for Black Friday with our 3 FREE gifts for kids! Gift 1. 5 Little Monkeys Video Gift 2. Kids vs Cats iBook Gift 3. Baby Shark Video   It’s Thanksgiving night and …

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Thanksgiving Activities for Kids: Crafts, Worksheet & More

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Are you busy getting ready for Thanksgiving? It’s the perfect time to get together with family and have some fun with your children! Get prepared for Thanksgiving with our 3 free gifts! Gift 1. Thanksgiving Video Gift 2. Thanksgiving Book Gift 3. Thanksgiving Colouring Printable Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year when we reflect on all of the blessings we have been given over the past year. Taking …

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Happy Halloween!

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Are you busy getting ready for the Halloween season? It’s the perfect event to have some fun with your children! Get prepared for Halloween with our 4 free gifts! Gift 1. Halloween Video Gift 2. Halloween Book Gift 3. Halloween Colouring Printable Gift 4. How to Draw a Vampire – Video For kids, Halloween is not only a great opportunity to dress …

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Teach Phonics: Short “u” Sound — for Parents

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Introducing the Short “u” Sound “U” is the last of the vowels in the English alphabet. Like the other vowels, it has both a short vowel sound and a long vowel sound. The short “u” sound says “uh,” as in “umbrella” and “bug.” The long “u” sound, on the other hand, is a little less common. It’s heard in words like …

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Teach Phonics: The Short o Sound — for Parents

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The phonics short o sound is the vowel sound in “hop,” “top,” “mop,” “tot,” “pot,” and “lot.” Other o sounds are the long o, as in “mode” or “toad,” and the double o, as in “mood.” All these different sounds that one letter can make can be confusing for a new reader! The short o sound is the easiest to …

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Poet’s Day – Learning to Read by Writing Silly Poems

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Poets Day is a wonderful way to introduce your children to the world of reading and poetry, and can be a lot of fun to celebrate with your emergent reader! There are fun and endless ways to create your own silly kids poems together, whether they rhyme or not. Be as silly as you can. It has been shown that …

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Teach Phonics: Short “i” Sound — for Parents

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Introducing the Short “i” Sound The short “i” sound, which is the vowel sound in “hit” and “big,” is an important sound for new readers to learn. Start with words where the short “i” comes first, like “igloo” or “iguana,” so that your child can hear the “i” sound clearly. The short i sound says “ih,” as opposed to the long …

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Cupcake Day: How to Have Fun Baking and Learning to Read

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Cupcake Day can be an incredibly fun day for emergent and young readers. It’s also a great educational opportunity that will not only give your child a great boost in reading, but also allow you both to bond over a delicious dessert that you can make together! Whether you are choosing to use a cake mix to make your cupcakes, or if …

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Celebrating Date to Create Day with Fun Reading Activities

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International Date to Create Day We’re celebrating international Date to Create Day with a variety of creative activities you can use to help your child learn to read. Check out our many craft ideas for kids! Reading and creativity often go hand in hand when dealing with young children. There are so many crafts for children that you and your child …

Teach Phonics: Short “e” Sound — for Parents

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Introducing the Short E Sound Short “e” is the sound that the letter “e” makes in the words, “egg,” “leg,” and “wet.” It is pronounced eh (as opposed to words like “meet,” “tea,” or “key,” which contain long “e” sounds, pronounced ee). The short “e” sound is very common, especially in the middle of words (like “pet”). That means there are …

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How to Teach Phonics to First-Graders — for Parents

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Children who are in first grade or going to first grade during the new school year tend to have already learned some phonics in kindergarten and preschool. For these children, the building blocks for phonics and basic reading skills might already be in place. When planning to teach phonics to first graders, remember it’s important to continue polishing and expanding on these …

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Teach Phonics: Short “a” Sound — for Parents

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The short “a” sound is one of the first sounds that many kids learn to read. It’s also pretty common, so kids get lots of practice! The short “a” sound is the sound at the beginning of the word “ant” and in the middle of the word “cat.” It’s pronounced “ah.” (The long “a” sound, by contrast, is the “a” …

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How to Teach Phonics to Pre-Kindergartners — for Parents

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As a parent, it’s always important to begin thinking about when you would like to teach your children to read. Some children who are already in pre-kindergarten programs or Head Start programs might already be starting to learn basics. For parents and guardians who don’t send their children to pre-kindergarten programs or who do not have access to such programs, …

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How to Teach Phonics to Kindergartners — for Parents

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While teaching young children in kindergarten phonics and the basics of any language isn’t the easiest task in the world, it certainly is one of the most rewarding. By helping children learn to read and embrace the spoken and written word, you are giving them a lifelong gift – the gift of a love of reading. Once children begin to grasp the concepts and …

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10 Fun Back to School Activities: A guide for teachers

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Teachers, are you tired of repeating the same old icebreakers in the first week of school? Here are some more interesting ideas for your elementary students this year: About Me Create a worksheet with blank spaces for the students to fill out, including a square in the upper left for the student’s illustration of themselves. Some information could include: Name, …