14 Important Ways To Help A Struggling Anxious Reader
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14 Important Ways To Help A Struggling Anxious Reader

My son is twelve years old. I clearly remember him in his sweet little preschool classroom at four years old. He loved the arts, the crafts, the playtime and the other children. But the letters, the writing his name, the sounds? Not so much. Even back then, it was obvious that reading was not his…

What It’s Really Like When Your Child Is Below Grade Level
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What It’s Really Like When Your Child Is Below Grade Level

I know it shouldn’t matter so much, but the truth is, my child isn’t at grade level and it’s really difficult sometimes.  “He is reading at a first-grade level now,” I said to the doctor, holding my breath. “What?” she said with a mix of surprise and concern. “At his age?” I paused for a…

5 Ridiculously Easy Activities That Helped My Dyslexic Child Learn To Read
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5 Ridiculously Easy Activities That Helped My Dyslexic Child Learn To Read

Helping my dyslexic child learn to read was one of the most challenging and rewarding things in my life. I wrote this post almost five years ago, when we were making the transition to hands-on, out of the box learning.  Maybe you are in the same place I was back then, trying to figure it…

Learning Language Arts Through Literature For My Dyslexic Child
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Learning Language Arts Through Literature For My Dyslexic Child

We are using Learning Language Arts Through Literature for my dyslexic child this year. Here’s why.  It took years for my dyslexic son to learn to read. We tried everything and then tried it again. Flashcards, educational therapy, redoing year after year of the same level of reading curriculum. All of it helped, I think,…

Page A Day Math For The Child Who Struggles With Writing
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Page A Day Math For The Child Who Struggles With Writing

Even math practice can be a struggle when your child is not writing fluently. Let’s talk about math for the child who struggles with writing. When my oldest son was in elementary school, he was required to complete a math fluency worksheet every single day. It had 100 math problems to a page, all addition,…