Home Practice Ideas for the Reluctant Reader

  Home Practice Ideas for the Reluctant Reader Daily reading for young children, either for personal enjoyment or to reinforce developing reading skills, is something that parents should encourage and support. ‘Reluctant Readers’ are a curious group, as there are several reasons why a child may appear to be unwilling, or hesitant to read. For some children, avoidance is the objective, as reading is a difficult task for them, which provides little enjoyment or sense of satisfaction. For others who have become so attuned to instant responses from their handheld devices, may lack either the…

A ROCK, A TREE, OR A STAR

A ROCK, A TREE, OR A STAR How does one cope, whether a student or a parent, with the disappointment of not being chosen for an ‘ideal’ try-out placement? How does one trust that the instructor made a fair and unbiased choice? The success for an individual in these particular situations is in learning how to deal with disappointment, self-esteem issues, the resulting emotions and the opportunity within the disappointment! School concert times are upon us again, and casting decisions become the hot focus of discussion both in and outside of school. Reactions by students…

PLAY SCHOOL ‘Pump-Up’ – Enhance the Creative Mind

Young children just love to ‘play school’. These suggestions to enhance this timeless and creative activity provide an excellent opportunity for children to reinforce and extend their skills in reading, math, story writing, and science while having fun!