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How to help struggling readers at home – 12 Important Questions to Reflect on!

In this post, we are going to cover a sensitive topic: how to help struggling readers at home. I am actually going to ask you to reflect on a few questions you should ask yourself before putting the label ‘struggling reader’ to your child. This is because in the answer to these questions, you may […]

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phonics reading instruction methodologies

Sounding out words phonetically – How to Blend Sounds? AVOID this common mistake!

In this post, we are going to talk about sounding out words correctly, because this is a crucial skill for becoming a fluent reader. But, wait, before you even  start working on this skill with a child, he/she should be able to recognize the  the individual in words, also called phonemes. So, it is really […]

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phonics

Analytic vs. Synthetic Phonics – What is the difference? Which one is better for your child?

It may be that your child is learning to read at school and you have been told that on the curriculum they have some phonics instruction. Or maybe you are just trying to figure out what is the best way to teach your child to read… Whatever your personal circumstances, after reading this article, you […]

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reading instruction methodologies

Whole Word vs Phonics – Reading Wars! – Understanding the Differences between these 2 Approaches

Reading wars, Whole word VS. Phonics, whole language advocates vs. phonetics enthusiasts… Who would imagine that learning to read could be such a controversial topic? But sadly, it is! And I use the word SADLY for a good reason: Because the ones that normally pay the consequences of this disagreement are our children! In this […]

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What Exactly is Synthetic Phonics? Should You Use this System to Teach Your Child to Read?

If you have been looking into the topic of teaching your child to read or if you are an educator, you may have heard of the term Synthetic Phonics. In this article, I am going to explain what Synthetic phonics is. Besides, if after reading this article, you decide you want to go ahead and […]

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phonemic awareness

What is Phonemic Awareness? Why is It SO Important?

Before learning to read, we first must learn to hear. What is Phonemic Awareness? Phonemic Awareness is the ability to hear, identify and manipulate the individual sounds that form words. For instance, the word cat is formed by the following individual sounds (or phonemes): /c/ /a/ /t/. Using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), this word […]

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early reading

Is My Child Ready for Reading Instruction? At What Age Should I teach my child to read? ALL YOU Need to Know!

Interested in our guide on “How to Teach A Child to Read from Scratch Step-by-Step?” for free? Get It here! “At what age Should I start teaching my child to read?” and “Should I start teaching my child to read at home before school?” are among the most common questions parents have at some point. […]

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struggling readers

Why does my child struggle with reading? The real reasons why children struggle with reading.

It is both alarming and sad to see how many parents think they have done something wrong, and are tired to see their children getting frustrated when trying to read. These parents are just discouraged by how their kids are just trying to guess the words in front of them instead of reading them. And, […]

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early reading

What are pre-reading skills? Why are they SO Important? 6 MUST-HAVE Early Literacy Skills for future reading Success!

Before learning to Read… Learning to read is a complex task. It is actually very different from learning to speak. Learning to read doesn’t happen naturally, as speaking does. And it doesn’t happen all at once. There is a constant progression in the development of reading ability over time. But before learning to read your […]

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