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  • Myths About Reading

    Thu, Jul 20, 2017 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Myth # 1 Children who learn to read before they go to school will be bored when they go to school This is not a myth. Children who learn to read before they go to school will be bored when they go to school. But so will the kids who did not learn to read before they went to school. All kids are bored when they get to school.

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  • Should You Worry About A Child Who Writes Backwards?

    Sat, Jan 25, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    The following continues our series of questions commonly asked by mothers teaching thier children to write. Q: My four-year-old daughter occassionally writes some letters backwards. I have not yet corrected her when this happens, should I? A: It is natural for young children to reverse some letters and even some words when they are first learning to write. After all, the letters do look very like one another and due to the great visual effort involved, some confusion can result.

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  • Physical Activity can Help a Child’s Writing

    Mon, Jan 20, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Physical Activity Helps Child’s Writing Skills The following continues our series of questions commonly asked by mothers teaching their children to write. Physical activity helps child’s writing skills and especially creeping, crawling and braciation. It’s important to start your child immediately on all of these activities. Q: What physical activities can my son do to enhance his ability to write? A: What a good question! There are several physical activities that promote the neurological organization necessary for writing and you are wise to encourage those in your son at this time.

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  • Is Your Child Frustrated with Writing?

    Wed, Jan 15, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    The following continues our series of questions commonly asked by mothers teaching thier children to write. Q: My three-year-old can become quite frustrated in trying to write. What can I do to make her attempts more successful? A: You have observed in your little girl the natural great effort involved in manual writing. We consider writing to be the most sophisticated of all neurological functions. It combines the need for good visual convergence, with fine manual coordination, both tasks requiring lots of oxygen to the brain.

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