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5 Tips for Parents: Strategies to Support Your Reluctant Writer

It is always difficult when a child struggles. It is especially difficult when that struggle is in something as important as literacy. According to the International Literacy Association there are many negative effects of poor literacy skills: Unfortunately the only way to get better at writing is to write. So what can you do to… Continue reading 5 Tips for Parents: Strategies to Support Your Reluctant Writer

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5 Tips for Parents: Strategies to Support Your Reluctant Reader

It is always difficult when a child struggles. It is especially difficult when that struggle is in something as important as literacy. According to the International Literacy Association there are many negative effects of poor literacy skills: Unfortunately the only way to get better at reading is to read. So what can you do if… Continue reading 5 Tips for Parents: Strategies to Support Your Reluctant Reader

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3 Tips for Parents: Supporting Your Child’s Literacy at Home (includes online resources)

Reading and writing are pivotal skills that need to be develop to ensure success in school and in later life. Here are three tips intended to help you find success in encouraging your child to read and write at home. Tip #1 Focus on Choice The more a child reads, the better they get at… Continue reading 3 Tips for Parents: Supporting Your Child’s Literacy at Home (includes online resources)

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Lessons Learned Surviving Covid: The First Week of Social Distancing and the start of Homeschooling

1. Acknowledging emotional reactions to school closures So it's March Break here in Ontario, Canada (spring break for those of you not from here). "Ontario has declared a state of emergency and had implemented various measures, including restricting travel, prescribing physical distancing and asking certain businesses to close in order to curb the spread of… Continue reading Lessons Learned Surviving Covid: The First Week of Social Distancing and the start of Homeschooling