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How to raise an eager reader

October 1, 2014 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary | with 0 Comments

If you love to read, it’s likely you hope that passion will be passed on to your children. You can play an important part in creating an eager reader before they ever step into a school classroom. More than just an enjoyable hobby, reading is the key to success in school and life. It is […]

What are you reading this summer?

June 10, 2014 | Posted in: Elementary, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

When you hear of parents and children reading together, you almost always picture a mom or dad with a toddler on their lap enjoying a book with pictures or rhymes, à la Dr. Seuss. We know early reading helps young children master the language, improve concentration, and strengthen speech and logical thinking skills – all […]

School success builds on foundation of early literacy skills

March 27, 2014 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary | with 0 Comments

“Dis is cumbersome,” our son said to no one in particular as he sauntered through the living room carrying a toy. My husband stopped in his tracks, surprised by what had come from the boy’s mouth. It was a fairly sophisticated word for a – barely – 3-year-old. “It’s cumbersome? What does cumbersome mean?” my […]

A good start at learning pays dividends toward graduation

A good start at learning pays dividends toward graduation

January 14, 2014 | Posted in: Early Learners | with 0 Comments

It’s a serious problem. Every year, nearly one-third of high school students across the nation will not graduate – that’s more than 1.2 million students a year. In New York State, the numbers are better, with 74 percent of students graduating. But those numbers aren’t nearly good enough, not for the children whose opportunities are […]

A dropout risk in first grade?

A dropout risk in first grade?

January 14, 2014 | Posted in: Elementary | with 0 Comments

It’s a serious problem. Every year, nearly one-third of high school students across the nation will not graduate – that’s more than 1.2 million students a year. In New York State, the numbers are better, with 74 percent of students graduating. But those numbers aren’t nearly good enough, not for the children whose opportunities are […]

Embrace learning in the final weeks of summer

August 23, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary | with 0 Comments

If your child is heading to school for the first time – or moving to a new school to start kindergarten – you may have some anxiety about whether they can “keep up” academically, socially and emotionally with the other kids. Use these final weeks of summer to reinforce, and even enhance, the skills they […]

Holy India ink, Batman! This book has pictures

March 6, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

So you’ve been nurturing a daydream in which your middle-schooler marches past the XBox and cozies up instead to a 400-page Russian novel. And who could blame you for such visions? Reading is, after all, fundamental. But reality throws cold water in your face when, instead of a weighty, leather-bound book, your child reaches for […]

Finding the time to read together despite a hectic schedule

November 21, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

As a full-time working mom, there never seems to be enough time in the day. Mornings are a harried rush to get ready and out the door on time while evenings are equally busy preparing meals, cleaning up and planning for the next day. Despite the limited time we have together during the week, I […]

Fall into reading during National Family Literacy Month

November 2, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary | with 0 Comments

Whether it’s reading aloud to your child, taking a trip together to the library or being a reading role model, celebrate National Family Literacy Month this November by helping to foster your child’s love of the written word. Parents who read to their children every day and talk about what they are reading together promote […]

‘Summer slide’ can be slippery slope for young readers

July 31, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Teachers dread it. Parents lament it. Kids often regret it once school starts in fall. It’s the summer slide – that annual dip in educational activity that causes kids to “lose” some of what they learned during the school year. Researchers say children may lose two months of reading achievement, on average, during summer, and […]