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Writing and drawing without help are important early reading skills. Children as young as 3 can tell the difference between pictures and words, and will try to write words and draw pictures. When a 3-year-old makes circles and lines and says, “This is Mommy and Daddy,” he understands the shapes represent people. When he sees the word “mommy” and is told the word says “mommy,” he will start to understand that squiggles stand for words or names.Read More
One of the best things you can do for your children is encourage reading at a young age. It is never too early to start. Reading to babies will familiarize them with sounds, speech and play a role in helping them develop language. Below is a list of tips to get your little one hooked on reading.Read More
Helping young students see, apply and "play" with mathematics in every day life will go a long way toward nurturing courageous mathematicians ready to take on the more challenging tasks of algebra and calculus in later grades. In this post, Florida Teacher-of-the-Year Jessica Solano shows how sticky notes and a car ride can become a math moment for any parent and child.Read More