Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Night Before The 4th Of July (Welcome, July)!

It’s the night before the 4th of July and we’re all getting ready to celebrate 🎆 
Keep the kids busy while you’re preparing with these fun educational resources...

📺 Video: Story read-aloud of The Night Before the 4th of July.  ‘It's the night before the Fourth of July and all across the United States people are getting ready for hot dogs and fireworks. Decked in red, white, and blue, a family heads to a parade, hosts a backyard BBQ with friends and family, dodges an afternoon thundershower, and of course, watches a fireworks show. The Night Before the Fourth of July captures all the fun, excitement, and pride of the best summer holiday!’

🖨 Printable: Fourth of July Mini-Book by DLTK.  This mini-book has picture clue images that appeal to young children and simple, repetitive words that children in Preschool and Kindergarten should be able to read themselves.

WELCOME, JULY! 🏖
 
BOOK OF THE MONTH 📕
The Best Children’s Books of July 2018  -Brightly

ARTICLE OF THE MONTH 📰
101 Fun Things To Do With Kids This Summer -Care.com

QUOTE OF THE MONTH 🌟
“We get too few summers to hang with our kids, and even fewer summers where they want to hang with us!”



PODCAST EPISODE OF THE MONTH 📱
The Summer Reading Difference -Scholastic Reads Podcast

Happy reading,
Lisa

PS 📣 We’re holding a FREE reading assessment ($75 value) at Princeton Playspace on Monday, July 9th from 4:00-5:00.  Get the details >> Princeton Playspace Free Assessment.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Summer Reading Challenges

At Preschool Readers, we know the value of summer reading.  
How significant it is in helping students to retain information and skills learned in the previous school year as well as grow in knowledge and critical thinking skills for the coming year.

Studies show that children who don't read during the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress.
This “summer slide” can be avoided by ensuring your child reads every day.

We suggest keeping them engaged with summer reading challenges!
Reading challenges are an easy, interactive and FREE way to keep them engaged this summer.

We found 4 reading challenges you might be interested in.

Get all the details below and enjoy!

📚 Barnes & Noble is giving you a chance to earn a free book this summer through their Summer Reading Program.
for kids in Grades 1-6.

Download the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Journal,
then follow the three easy steps provided to receive your free book.  Learn more >> #BNSummerReading

📚 Brightly teamed up with Melissa & Doug — creator of imaginative, learning-based toys for children — to put together a Summer Reading Challenge for Kids.
Their challenge is packed with inspiring ideas to make reading a fun adventure.  It’s filled with exciting ways to play, learn, and explore both inside and outside your home.

Their Summer Reading Challenge checklist includes 20 interactive challenge ideas that encourage all kinds of readers to discover new books, 
preventing summer learning loss, and developing a year-long (and lifelong!) love of books.  Learn more >> Summer Reading Challenge for Kids.

📚 Scholastic's Summer Reading Challenge is a free, online reading program
designed to help students turn the “summer slide”—the learning loss which can occur over the summer months—into a “summer leap” by discovering the joy and magic of reading for fun.

The 2018 theme is “A Magical Summer of Reading.”
Learn more >> Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.

📚 Pizza Hut presents the BOOK IT! Give Me 20 Summer Series.
The goal of the challenge is to build reading-readiness skills and develop an at-home reading routine for anyone who has a preschooler.

Here’s how the challenge works: 1.) read your heart out 2.) get activities 3.) celebrate success.
Learn more >> BOOK IT! Give Me 20 Summer Series.

Happy reading,
Lisa

PS 📣 We’re holding a FREE reading assessment ($75 value) at Princeton Playspace on Monday, July 9th from 4:00-5:00.  Get the details >> Princeton Playspace Free Assessment.

PPS In addition to these awesome reading challenges, Preschool Readers can help prevent "summer slide"  Contact us today to schedule your child's in-home reading assessment.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Welcome, June!

WELCOME, JUNE! 🌞
 
BOOK(s) OF THE MONTH 📕
The Ultimate Summer Reading List for 3-to-5-Year-Olds- 2018 Education,  Brightly.

PODCAST OF THE MONTH 🏠
Making Smart Choices in a Screen-Filled World, Harvard EdCast.

ARTICLE OF THE MONTH 📰
Boys and Girls Learning to Read: It’s A Mixed Bag, NeuroNet Learning.

QUOTE OF THE MONTH 🌟
“If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.”- Dr. Haim Ginott

Happy reading,
Lisa

PS Summer reading slots are filling quickly!  Contact us today to ensure your child begins school this fall with not only an academic advantage but confidence in themselves and their abilities.

PPS The sun is shining longer, and days are getting warmer- time for outside play!  Click to download this Outdoor (Educational) Play Checklist and enjoy.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Hello, May!

ARTICLE OF THE MONTH 📰
Understanding the Difference Between a ‘Late’ Reader and a Child With a Learning Issue- by Laura Lambert.

VIDEO(s) OF THE MONTH 📺
Kanopy Kids. Stream films anytime, anywhere on your preferred devices FREE for you- brought to you by your library.  Over 30,000.00 films entirely free with a library card from participating libraries.

BOOK(s) OF THE MONTH 📕
The Best New Picture Books of May 2018- by Dell Villa

QUOTE OF THE MONTH 🍎
“The trouble with over-structuring is that it discourages exploration.” ~ Jay Giedd, Neuroscientist, University of California.

Happy reading,
Lisa
PS Tampa, Florida Preschool Reading Specialist, Ms. Jacqueline, needs your VOTE!  Jacqueline has been nominated as a standout teacher within Hillsborough County (WOO HOO!  YAY)!



ICARE Foundation, a subsidiary of IRISH 31, has launched ‘Cheers to PUB-lic Service’, a program designed to celebrate those who have an undeniable impact on our community’s youth. The program will honor those who are Influential, Reliable, Impassioned, Selfless, and Humble, beginning with teachers.

Please help Ms. Jacqueline win by voting (you can even vote once per day).  On May 15, five teachers will each receive $1,000.

Let’s help Ms Jacqueline because she's not only an AWESOME classroom teacher, she's also an AMAZING Preschool Reading Specialist ;) - Vote HERE.

PPS SUMMER SPOTS ARE FILLING QUICKLY!  If you have a preschooler starting kindergarten in the fall, why not provide them with an edge up on demanding and rigorous school curriculum (all while having fun)?  Contact us to start now, and your preschooler could be one year ahead in reading by the time school starts!  Click to learn more about Preschool Readers >> Frequently Asked Questions.  
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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Welcome, March!

WELCOME, MARCH ☘️
 
PODCAST OF THE MONTH 🎙
Little Kids, Big Questions: A Parenting Podcast Series- Each podcast features an interview with an expert that focuses on how to apply the research of early childhood development to your daily interactions with your child.

ARTICLE OF THE MONTH 📰
The Brain-Changing Power of Conversation-  Interplay between parents and children ignites the brain and boosts its response to language, spurring lasting literacy skills.

BOOK(s) OF THE MONTH 📕
St. Patrick's Day Picture Books- Celebrate the holiday with 15 picture book read-alouds.


QUOTE OF THE MONTH 🍎
“I believe that investing in our children’s development from the earliest ages is the single most important contribution we can make….”


Happy reading,
Lisa

PS If you have a preschooler starting kindergarten in the fall, why not provide them with an edge up on demanding and rigorous school curriculum (all while having fun)?  Contact us to start now, and your preschooler could be one year ahead in reading by the time school starts!  Click to learn more about Preschool Readers >> Frequently Asked Questions.
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Friday, February 23, 2018

Meet Maahika & Kai!

Meet Maahika.  She is 4 years old.
Maahika just completed Preschool Readers, Phase One, and her final reading report determined her reading age is 5 years, 10 months.



Maahika was not reading prior to Preschool Readers.
She had shown an interest in reading and knew her letters and letter sounds, but she was not fluently reading.

Yet, after only 12 sessions, she is ahead one year in reading!
I only worked with Maahika once a week for 30 minutes (no homework).  Plus, all sessions were hands-on and fun!

Meet, Kai.  He is 4 years old. 
He also just completed Preschool Readers, Phase One.  Kai’s final assessment report determined his reading age is 5 years, 7 months.

Kai was not reading prior to Preschool Readers.
He loves math and wasn’t too interested in learning to read.  But mom and dad know the importance of reading and wanted to introduce it to him in a fun way.

After only 24 sessions, he is ahead one year in reading!
Again, I only worked with Kai once a week for 30 minutes (no homework).  And, all sessions were hands-on and fun!

I’ve been able to maximize both Maahika and Kai’s potential through accelerated instruction, giving them a true academic advantage!
Our systematic approach to sight word instruction was developed with the 80/20 principle in mind.  Not familiar?  Quickly learn about it here, Pareto Principle.

If you have a preschooler starting kindergarten in the fall,
why not provide them with an edge up on demanding and rigorous school curriculum (all while having fun)?

Contact us to start now, and your preschooler could be one year ahead in reading by the time school starts!
Click to learn more about Preschool Readers >> Frequently Asked Questions.
Happy reading,
Lisa

PS Thank you to our South Tampa family and friends for voting!  We are so grateful to have won Hulafrogs Most Loved Award ❤ for the 2nd year in a row! 
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