Becoming a reader is one of the most exciting learning adventures your child ever will experience. Many children need little more than exposure to books and they’re off on their own. But others need guided support as they struggle with sounds, fluency and reading unfamiliar words.
How can we help our kids remember not only directions at home, but also what they are taught in school? Start by putting some of these simple strategies into place to encourage good memory skills, no matter what is asked of your children!
School should be a positive, warm, nurturing place for kids—a place they want to be. So what does a parent do when her child refuses to go? Here are some steps you can take to diagnose the problem and work with your child to improve her educational experience.
Kansas City is full of fun places to take groups of children. Whether you are a classroom volunteer, a Girl Scout leader or a coach, planning outings is part of the job description. In addition to selecting educational and enjoyable venues, a large part of ensuring a successful field trip is understanding how to plan the event itself.
For many of us, August is paved with good intentions. We resolve that this school year, we will be organized, patient, consistent and engaged. In August, we are rested. We have renewed our vows with parenthood, ready to be the best we can be.
“Reading is a foundational skill that plays an important role in every single thing a person does,” says Bradley Debrick, early literacy coordinating librarian for the Johnson County Library. “Reading is just as important to understanding the directions on a first grade worksheet as it is to preparing an executive resume portfolio.”