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Reading

FREE WEBINAR: Understanding How Children Learn To Read

understanding how children learn to read

Want FUN activities to do with preschoolers? Want to feel confident about children’s reading? In Understanding How Children Learn To Read, you’ll learn: Skills essential to reading success Common developmental obstacles Why one important skill is overlooked How you can help, all in a FUN way! You’ll also be able to ask me questions during […]


Is Spelling Dead?

is spelling dead

Is spelling dead? In today’s tech world with computerized dictation programs, along with the ability to use spelling autocorrect as we write, there is an educational faction that says that learning to spell is unimportant, that spelling is dead. Research shows, though, that being a competent speller increases… Reading ability, Writing effectiveness, Reading and listening […]


Join Me For This Session

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Want FUN activities to do with preschoolers? Want to feel confident about children’s reading?   In Steps To Reading Success, you’ll learn: Skills essential to reading success Common developmental obstacles Why one important skill is overlooked How you can help, all in a FUN way! We’ll also have a question and answer period.  Parent or […]


Current Ideas on Teaching Reading

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Over one-third of the fourth graders in America can’t read. This number hasn’t changed in the past 10 years. You might ask, ”What is the problem?” Reading instruction for the most part hasn’t been based on science, but instead has been based on ideas such as whole language or phonics, without systematic testing of hypotheses […]


Free Webinar: Steps To Reading Success

understanding how children learn to read

Want FUN activities to do with preschoolers? Want to feel confident about children’s reading? In Steps To Reading Success, you’ll learn: Skills essential to reading success Common developmental obstacles Why one important skill is overlooked How you can help, all in a FUN way! We’ll also have a question and answer period.  Parent or teacher, […]


How To Actually Help With Spelling, Reading And Writing

Do you know a child who is struggling with spelling, reading or writing? Would you like to know how to help? Sign up below for my four-part informational series of videos with handouts to explain the basics of how to help the child who seems to not be able to move forward. The first of this […]


Add A Little Drama

add a little drama

Summer is upon us and ideas for vacation fun can start to run low after a couple of weeks. One of our perennial favorites for serious merriment is the drama box. Our drama box began with remnants of Halloween costumes, old dress shoes (cowboy boots and red sparkle heels!), and a forgotten black dress. From […]


Join Me For This FREE Webinar

Would you like to understand how children learn to read? Would you like to feel more confident about children’s reading progress? Want to know fun activities to assure reading success? Join me for this FREE webinar, Steps To Reading Success, on either of these three days: Tuesday, June 2 from 4 p.m. to  5:15 p.m. PDT/ 7 p.m. to […]


Reading, Writing And Spelling Informational Series

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Wow!  Where do I start? The response to my Kids Talk Children’s Literacy Series has been eye-opening. Hundreds of my Kids Talk readers (over 500 at last count!) have contacted me about how to help that special child in their lives who is floundering with reading, writing and spelling. To answer these questions, I put together a […]


The Importance Of The Hand In Language Development

hand language development

Why does your tongue stick out when you are trying to thread a needle? For most of us, when we are doing a job with our hands that requires fine motor control, such as threading a needle, our tongues will stick out involuntarily as we concentrate on the task at hand. It is as if […]