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You might not immediately see the benefits to reading aloud with your baby—you might even feel silly doing it. But children who are read to from an early age have better success later when they are learning to read for several reasons.
We often hear from parents anxious to teach their babies and toddlers to read in the hopes they’ll provide them with an “edge” in kindergarten. We also hear from teachers who worry that children are beginning school without the skills they need to succeed as readers, despite their parents’ earnest efforts.
While reading is a skill developed over a lifetime, most children begin decoding words in kindergarten.
While boys' attitudes to reading tend to decline through elementary years, there are ways you can help foster a love of reading.
In the age of spell-check, does spelling still matter? Many agree that it does. The Internet is filled with examples of how spell-check and autocorrect can result in unfortunate blunders. And research shows that practice at spelling helps with reading skills.
While many parents worry about ABCs and 123s, carefully consider your child's social and emotional development when determining his readiness for preschool.
Kindergarten readiness is at the top of many parents' minds. While a child's birthdate is one indicator, parents should consider social, emotional and physical skills, as well as attitudes towards learning.
Daycare, whether center-based or home-based, come in all types and styles. Learn how to choose the right one for your family.
Skipping a grade, or grade acceleration, is a widely debated and researched area of education. There are many benefits to skipping a grade for the highest achieving students in school.