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Naming Letters Is Not a Straight Path to Literacy: Here’s Why

Naming Letters is not a Straight Path to Literacy: Here’s Why

“The best predictor of beginning reading achievement is a child’s knowledge of letter names" (Adams, 1990). 

I am sure that you have heard this statement. It is one of the most popular...Continue reading

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Handwriting, Coloring, and other Calming Techniques for Students, from an Occupational Therapist

We often want to challenge the children, while also providing a safe and comfortable place to play and learn new skills. This is the balance OTs are constantly challenged with during therapy...Continue reading

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Kitty Literacy: Learning Without Tears is Now Available for Cats

Handwriting Program for Cats

Earlier this year we expanded our award-winning K–5 handwriting curriculum to Pre-K with a new emergent writing component....Continue reading

Teaching Tips, Multisensory Learning, Readiness

5 Ways to Support Your Students this Summer

Tips for Preventing the Summer Slide

Reading may be your student’s favorite activity when school is in session, but without reinforcement during spring and summer break, many of their literacy skills will go dull. This seasonal gap...Continue reading

Find the Right Book for Your Child with the Five-Finger Rule!

Five Finger Rule

One of the most exciting parts of being a kid is finding a great book to dive into and explore. It’s important to encourage reading for your child at an early age to properly set them up for...Continue reading