Teaching Tips, Multisensory Learning, Readiness, Home Connection, Ask the Experts

Pint-Size Book Authors: Using Early Readers as Mentor Texts

Early Readers and Early Writers

Early Readers and Early Writers

Children love to write books. In the classroom, when they read and see books all around them, they are naturally inspired to create. It's as though there...Continue reading

Teaching Tips, Multisensory Learning, Readiness, Home Connection, Ask the Experts

Why is Literacy Development Important for Children?

Literacy development is the process of learning words, sounds, and language. Children develop literacy skills in order to learn to read and write confidently and eventually improve their...Continue reading

Teaching Tips, Multisensory Learning, Readiness, Home Connection, Ask the Experts

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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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

Summer, Teaching Tips, Multisensory Learning, Readiness

5 Ways to Support Your Students this Summer

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


What is Transitional Kindergarten?

transitional kindergarten

You may have heard some buzz lately about transitional kindergarten (TK) and are wondering what it is. Or maybe your child is already in a transitional kindergarten program and you’re wondering...Continue reading

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7 Creative Ways to Boost Social-Emotional Learning at School and Home

Social-Emotional Learning is Critical for Children's Development

During the past several months, teachers and families have been creatively meeting the many challenges brought on by the pandemic. Regardless of whether children are...Continue reading


Sight Words for Kids: Kindergarten and Beyond!

learning sight words for kindergarten

No matter whether kindergarten children will be learning in person, online, or a hybrid of the two, parents and teachers are still focused on ensuring their emerging readers develop a love for...Continue reading

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Boosting Children’s Vocabulary To Improve Communication Skills & Help Support Student Success

Boosting children's vocabulary at home

What is vocabulary and why is it important for children?

Vocabulary refers to all the language and words that an individual can understand. Vocabulary words are used in everyday...Continue reading


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