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How to Help Your Child Become a Fluent Reader

Learning to read is a complicated process that requires several areas of the brain to work together to decode, recognize and make sense of what is being read. In this post, I am focusing on ways you can help you child become a more fluent reader. What is reading fluency? Fluent readers can read aloud… Continue reading How to Help Your Child Become a Fluent Reader

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Learning to Read: Word Study

Learning to read often occurs around the age of six and continues to develop through childhood and into adolescence. Some young children learn to read before they are six-years-old and some children learn closer to eight-years-old. Learning to read is a lot like learning to walk, some children are early walkers and some walk closer… Continue reading Learning to Read: Word Study

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Choosing Picture Books

Kids love to be read to.  When my kids were preschoolers, I read them many classic picture books I loved as a child.  I chose books with rich language, interesting story lines  and captivating illustrations.  These kinds of books often satisfy children's curiosity and sense of wonder. We also read our fair share of books based… Continue reading Choosing Picture Books

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Encouraging a Love of Reading

"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." — Frederick Douglass There are many ways to read with your child and encourage a love of reading.  There are also some specific ways you can provide support to your child as she reads.  In this post, I will start by describing how I developed… Continue reading Encouraging a Love of Reading