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There are many different ways to sharpen literacy skills in children. From time to time we publish different ideas to help children grown and develop their reading skills.

The Importance of Daily Reading

You've been told over and over that reading with your kids 20 minutes a day is good for them; but why? Let's get down to the science of your nightly reading routine.

Family time

    Reading is a great way to spend quality time with your children. From nightly bedtime stories to trips to the library, your children will look forward to spending this one on one time with you every day.

Practice makes perfect

Growth Mindset

There are many things your student can't do yet, but it's important they learn that yet is only temporary. Print out this tree and its leaves. Have your students write their goals on the leaves and add them to the tree to show all of the possibilities they have.

Storytelling Podcasts

Listening to stories is an important part of literacy. It can improve vocabulary, pronunciation and fluency. Kids can also learn the structure of stories through listening so they can begin to create their own. Podcasts are a free and easy way to get your students listening to more stories. They are great for car rides, bedtime and lazy weekend mornings. Try out a few of our favorites!

 

Story Pirates Podcast

6 Tips to Get Back to School Stress Free

Enjoy these last few days of summer before your classroom is full of excited new faces.

Book and coffee

Read a book that is NOT related to teaching, a book just for pleasure. It’s a great way to get away and not have to leave your favorite comfy spot.

Movie Magic

 

In the lead up to the holidays, it can seem like every channel has a collection of TV shows, movies and classic claymation specials to watch. Did you know that many of those Christmas classics have amazing book companions? Why not take an evening and read them with the family before diving into the screen? Here is a list of well-known shows and their literary inspiration. See you at the library!

 

A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz