Category Archives: Blog

Little Things

August 28,2017

Do you have a child struggling with learning to read or a preschooler starting Kindergarten? If so, you might want to download our permanently free eBook, “Ready? Get Set. Go! A Brief Guide to Working with New Readers”. It is a super quick read and will give you useful research-based tips for supporting your emergent reader.

How do you know if your child is ready to begin to read? What can you do to help promote reading readiness? What can you do to improve reading comprehension, make learning to read less stressful for your child, and ensure a positive first reading experience? All this information can be found in this FREE eBook.

Because little things you do can make a big difference to your budding reader, download this eBook today. You’ll find the PDF here and the eBook wherever you buy your digital books:



Chew on This

July 25,2017

What if there were something that could improve your emergent reader’s memory, learning ability, alertness, and mood while simultaneously reducing anxiety? Well, research implies there may just be such a product. What’s more, this product is inexpensive, widely available, and perceived as fun by children everywhere. The product? Chewing gum!

It turns out that chewing gum can increase blood flow to the brain which, in turn, can provide the benefits listed above. According to the book, Brain Changer by David DiSalvo, “Chewing gum is an example of a brain-changer tool that almost all of us have easy access to and can try. The research suggests that it may be the simplest thing you can do to give your brain a neurochemical boost.”

Now that’s something to chew on!


Summer Slide

June 26,2017

During the summer months many children lose some of the academic gains they made over the previous school year. Here are three things you can do to help prevent the “summer slide”:

  • Visit your library. Many libraries have fun summer reading and enrichment activities that are free and fun for children of all ages.
  • Keep reading. Read aloud to your children every day and ask them to read aloud to you.
  • Set summer learning goals. Help your child identify three things they’d like to learn more about over the summer (space? insects? dogs?) and design a plan to help them do that. Depending on the topics of interest, you might visit museums (in person or online) or simply read books about those topics.

With just a little bit of time and effort focused on reading and learning, you can help your children avoid the summer slide.