The Reading Room

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Helping your child learn to read

Apr 27, 2010 | By Bernice Cullinan and Brod Bagert
There is no more important activity for preparing your child to succeed as a reader than reading aloud together. Fill your story times with a variety of books. Be consistent, be patient, and watch the magic work. Home is where the heart is It's no secret that activities at home ...
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Children with Autism relate to animals

Apr 17, 2010 | By Michelle Rivera
How the 'Reading to Dogs' program is especially helpful for Autistic children. Dogs perform many services for people and have been doing so for a long time. From sniffing out bombs to helping autistic children read, dogs truly are mans' best friend. HBO recently aired a movie about the life ...
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How to deal with separation anxiety

Apr 11, 2010 | By Kelly Boyer
Ways parents can help children transition from home to Preschool. Preschoolers and parents experience separation anxiety when transitioning from the home into a preschool environment for the first time. Young children become complacent within their home surroundings. Change is a difficult experience for preschoolers, especially when they are starting school for ...
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How to enhance preschool learning

Apr 05, 2010 | By Kelly Boyer
Ways Parents Can Use the Home as a Learning Environment. Parents often do not realize that the home is the best educational environment for preschoolers. Preschoolers are in a constant state of learning. Brain development takes place at rapid speeds throughout the early years of their lives. They are constantly ...