Celebrate Dr Seuss’s Birthday by Reading

Dr. Seuss

March is nationally recognized as Reading Month and for the past fifteen years, the National Education Association (NEA) has sponsored the Read Across America Day. It takes place yearly on or near March 2nd, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss was born March 2nd, 1904 and passed away on September 24th, 1991 at the age […]

NJ Gov. Chris Christie is Dyslexics’ Hero?

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As of August 2013, the State of New Jersey has taken two giant steps forward in special education law thanks to its legislature and Governor Chris Christie. New Jersey’s special education regulations now officially define “Dyslexia” as a disability (Assembly Bill 3608) and school districts must now provide professional development opportunities for dyslexia and reading […]

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Inchimals Encourage a Multisensory Approach to Learning Math

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What do you get when you combine a ruler with animals? ! are 12 beautifully designed blocks ranging from 1-12 inches tall, each one featuring a different animal. For example, the 1″ block has a tiny ladybug, while the 12″ one has a towering giraffe. Inch segments are also represented. On one end of the […]

Magic Word Books from How Do I Teach This Kid to Read?

How Do I Teach this Kid to Read?

In honor of Better Hearing and Speech Month, I selected an activity to spotlight from Kimberly A. Henry’s book, . A printable called the Magic Book is included on a CD that accompanies this book and it helps teach phonemic awareness. An Interactive Tool A Magic Word Book is an interactive tool for helping children […]

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Slug Bug Math

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When my daughter was in first grade we had a fun activity that we used to do in our car rides all over the Orange County area. Some of you may remember the old “Slug Bug” game that has been played throughout the years. The classic version is that if you see a Volkswagen Beetle/Bug […]

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Money Management Made Simple

money management

A couple of years ago my daughter was fifteen years old. For any of you who have teens (especially girls), you probably know many of them like to spend money. Often friends would ask, “How is your daughter so savvy about money?” She finds ways to earn money. She uses coupons and finds sales. She […]

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Flash Cards and Learning Activities

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Flash Cards can be an easy and cost-effective way to work with your kids on various skills. With these fabulous cards created by Mudpuppy, teaching and learning can be fun. These cards have lots of fun and colorful illustrations and there are a variety of cards for different subjects. Each set consists of 26 5 […]

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9 Ways to Bring Literacy Alive: Books are Not Just for Reading

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My bookshelves are overflowing with books. I am quite the book junkie. I love books of all sizes and shapes, and find a need to have one (or more) for every topic I teach. Many years ago, as I started to discover the multiple integrated ways children learn, books took on a whole new dimension […]

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How to Sneak in Pre-Reading Skills for Young Children

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As a School Psychologist, I often field questions about what parents can do to help a child learn and be ready for school. My answer is simple – read to your child. However, when you have a child with learning, social and/or behavioral challenges reading time can be tricky! I know what is like to […]

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Enhance Memory and Reading Skills with a Picture Game

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allows for three different games to be played by 1 to 4 players. This game can be customized to fit the needs of your child. If 36 potential matches are too many, scale the game back to a more suitable amount as you build your child’s skills. Features 2-sided game mat with a duplicate of […]

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