Parents' Corner

How To Encourage Summer Reading as a Parent

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Feb 28, 2024 @ 08:00 AM

Summer reading is valuable for children from both an entertainment and educational standpoint. It keeps them engaged while helping to stop the summer learning slide. 

Parents can play a key role in encouraging their children to crack open a book this summer and dive in. Here are several fun and effective ways to encourage summer reading. 

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Topics: Reading, Parenting Tips

Skill-Building Math Games for Older Students

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jun 01, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

If your child needs help with math—and finds it hard to add, subtract or multiply on a piece of paper—movement might be the answer. After all, sitting down for too long can become boring. As another strategy, you can capitalize on what your child already finds fun, slipping in math elements.  

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Topics: Reading, Horizon Education Center, Child Care, Summer Camp

What Parents Can Do to Reinforce Their Child’s Reading Skills

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Sep 15, 2021 @ 06:30 PM

Children often look forward to summer vacation — and for good reason. They can spend more time participating in enjoyable activities, from playing with friends and siblings to attending summer camp and more.

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Topics: Reading

How Do I Start to Teach My Child How to Read?

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Apr 01, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

First of all, it’s never too early to instill a passion for reading into your child – and that can begin at infancy, when you read to him or her (and some people even read to their babies in utero!). The American Society of School Libraries lists multiple ways that your child can benefit from reading, quoting the Family Literacy Foundation. These early literacy benefits include:

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Topics: Reading, Learning

Reading: The Gift that Keeps On Giving for Toddlers

Posted by David Smith on Thu, Dec 18, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

One of the most valuable gifts you can pass on to your toddler doesn't cost you a cent. A love of reading pays immediate intellectual and emotional dividends that continue throughout the years. Books give your child a head start in preparing for school and help them develop social skills by teaching them about the rest of the world.

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Topics: Reading, Skill Building, Toddler Care

Elyria and Lorain Library Early Literacy Partnership Program

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Sep 22, 2014 @ 08:32 AM

Horizon Education Centers is excited to announce its partnership with the Lorain Public Library System and Elyria Public Library System in an effort to enhance literacy skills in the home.

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Topics: Reading, Learning, Preschool, Toddler Care

Is Your Family Tapped into the Library for Summer Learning?

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Aug 13, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Summer reading programs at your local library are a great way to encourage your children to enjoy reading and help them keep their reading skills sharp while school is out. With libraries offering summer reading programs for children of all ages – and often for adults – you can make a trip to the library a weekly family time event.

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Topics: Reading, Summer Camp

Books and Reading: Their Importance to Early Learning

Posted by David Smith on Fri, Jun 27, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Books and reading are essential to child development and early learning. By activating and exercising various areas of the brain, reading to your child at least 20 minutes a day boosts learning development.

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Topics: Reading, Child Development, Skill Building, Learning

How to Encourage a Love of Reading in Your Child

Posted by David Smith on Fri, Mar 14, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

Encouraging a love of reading in your child provides a gateway to future academic and personal success. But it is also the first step in a journey that can ignite your child’s imagination, tickle his curiosity and introduce him to new worlds of exciting people, places and ideas to explore.

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Topics: Child Behavior, Reading, Learning

Getting Your Child Ready to Read

Posted by Dan Stasiewski on Fri, Jun 14, 2013 @ 09:11 AM

Learning to read starts long before a child starts to sound out letters. It starts with getting used to the idea that people sit with books (or even electronic devices like tablets) and use them as a source of information and entertainment. If you are the parent of a toddler, the time you spend (or don't spend) reading and helping your child appreciate letters, sounds, and stories can have a great impact on your child's future.

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Topics: Reading, Learning, Toddler Care



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