Educational Tips

Eight Multi-Sensory Reading Activities To Reinforce The Alphabet Knowledge

Oct 13th, 2015 | By

Children and adults who are dyslexic learn differently. That’s why it’s necessary for parents and teachers to provide reading instruction using multi-sensory techniques. Multi-sensory reading methods engage all the senses sent to the brain; visual, auditory, touch and muscle movements, when introducing the twenty-six letter names of the alphabet, their correct pronunciation and how to print

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Raising Dyslexia Awareness

Oct 25th, 2014 | By

PROMOTING LITERACY THROUGH RESEARCH EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Across the U.S. and Canada, IDA Branches have been providing an array of opportunities within their communities to educate and inform families, educators, and legislators about dyslexia. Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability, which results in people having difficulties with specific language skills,

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Simple Ways to Introduce Reading

Jul 29th, 2013 | By

Jim Trelease Read Aloud Handbook Many new parents today are both savvy and exited about introducing reading to their toddlers and pre-school age children. Parents want to know when’s the best time to introduce the alphabet, and the world of Books. Here are three ways I recommend getting started: Reading Aloud -As soon as your

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President’s Day – Mock Interview Reading Activity

Feb 18th, 2013 | By

President’s Day began in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington. It is always celebrated on the third Monday in February. Many states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present. “Mock

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Happy Valentine’s Day – Reading Actvitiy

Feb 14th, 2013 | By

Besides passing out Valentine’s Day cards and eating sweets today, take time to read to your children or students. The following reading activity is for children in first through third grades Read a short picture book, like The Yuckiest Stinkiest Best Valentine Ever by Brenda Ferber, aloud to your children or students. Tell them you

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Happy Groundhog Day

Feb 2nd, 2013 | By

Every February 2nd, Phil a groundhog living in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania comes out of his burrow on Gobbler’s Knob. In front of thousands of faithful followers from all over the world, Phil predicts the weather for the rest of the winter. According to folklore, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow there will be six more weeks

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Teaching Dyslexic Learners – Multi-sensory Reading Strategies

Jan 30th, 2013 | By

Children who struggle to learn the sound/symbol relationship of written language are often dyslexic. In fact, ten in one hundred children and adults have dyslexia. Unfortunately, children often go undiagnosed until they reach the second or third grades of elementary school. While many reach adulthood before they realize they are dyslexic. Dyslexia is a genetic

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Identifying Dyslexia

Jan 9th, 2013 | By

Not all children learn to read at the same pace. In fact, many children struggle to read more so than others. Sadly, these children never really learn to read well and are undiagnosed dyslexics. Children who are dyslexic usually reverse “b” and “d”, “saw” and “was” and have trouble hearing letter sounds. While also experiencing

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5 Fun Learning Activities for The Holiday Break

Dec 18th, 2012 | By

The holiday break is just around the corner. That means school is out, your kids are under foot and you’re looking for ways to keep them busy, until the school bell rings again. Instead of plopping your kids in front of the television, or plugging them into a video game get them involved in hands

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Applying Individual Multi-Sensory Teaching Techniques in The Classroom

Dec 5th, 2012 | By

A Teacher’s Guide to Multi-Sensory Teaching Multi-sensory teaching techniques are usually associated with one-on one instruction. The good news is these techniques, developed to help children who are struggling to learn to read, can be easily be applied to large group instruction. After all, meeting the learning styles of every student should be the goal

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