5 Ways to Practice Phonemic Awareness at Home

Posted by Brainspring on 29th Jul 2020

As a teacher, I regularly am asked by parents, “What can I do to help my child?” The answer to this question is very simple, but also pretty complex – phonemic awareness. On the complex side, phonemic … read more

Incentivizing Kids to Read

Posted by Brainspring on 22nd Jul 2020

“How can I encourage my child to want to read?” Every parent of a struggling reader regularly asks this. We know children gain important reading skills the more they read, however when rea … read more

Seven Ways to Slow the Summer Slide

Posted by Brainspring on 24th Jun 2020

For many, this year’s summer vacation from school got off to a very early start. Thousands of children were dismissed from the traditional classroom in mid-March due to the coronavirus. Although many … read more

Multisensory Monday: Scavenger Hunt Bingo

Posted by Brainspring on 26th Apr 2020

This is a quick activity that an individual student or the whole family can do. Print out this Bingo board, grab a crayon or marker, and set off on Scavenger Hunt Bingo. Each person or team needs thei … read more

Ten Ways to Get Kids to Read!

Posted by Samantha Brooks on 4th Mar 2020

Each year at the beginning of March, school children kick off National Reading Month by celebrating the birthday of the beloved Dr. Seuss. March also opens up the time of the school year that kids nee … read more