A parent perspective

A parent perspective

This past summer my children took part in Springboard Summer with OUSD. I was skeptical about putting them into this program at first but I knew I wanted them to be in a reading program over the summer. What I found was that this program is well worth the time and...
Literacy learning on the go!

Literacy learning on the go!

Reading is often thought of as a stationary activity. There is a comfort that comes with curling up on the couch, sinking into a favorite chair, or climbing into bed with a good book. Though we may find ourselves sitting whenever we dive into a book, the truth is that...
Read books AND…

Read books AND…

Reading for its own sake is a marvelous thing, especially for people who love the act of reading, love the book they are reading, or find reading “easy”. When children are learning to read, there are many times when reading can feel like homework, a task that they are...
5 tips for reading with your child

5 tips for reading with your child

Picture this: Your child comes home and says, “My teacher says my homework is to read with you.” Do you sit down, listen for a few minutes and think, What am I doing here exactly? Supporting a young reader isn’t complicated, but we’re not born knowing how to do it....