literacy

Reading with children

Guest post by Alicia Wieser with The Parenting Journal

We know reading with our children is critical, but did you know that there are specific ways to read with your child that improve your child’s future academic skills? A new study shows that a specific type of reading – explicitly “quality reading” – leads children to have better reading skills and literacy skills in kindergarten than those children who do not engage in this “quality reading.”

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The Palsson family is on a 125 day trek across Europe, exploring the world and learning as they go. This week, while in France, Kimberly reflects on her time away and discusses how she approaches technology use with her kids.

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The Palsson family leaves Germany this week and discovers France. As they journey through Europe, they’re inspiring all of us to take on new adventures, try new things, and find time to have fun as a family. Read what’s happening in the Discover the World section of the Homer app and see where you’re inspired to go.

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The days are getting longer. And with the absence of school comes freedom from our humdrum routines. Most of us greet the summer months with a mixture of relief (Ahh, no more lunches to pack at 6 a.m.) and anxiety (Will my daughter’s brain turn to mush?). We’ve all heard about the proverbial “summer brain drain,” kids losing months of learning over the summer months only to find themselves behind in September. Not to despair. There are some simple, and fun, ways to add real learning value to your summer vacation routines.

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