The Best Way To Help A Child With A Reading Delay

Last week, we resumed my son's daily reading lessons and practice. He is profoundly dyslexic, and all the research shows that in order for him to become a proficient reader he needs daily, consistent learning. Because I think everyone needs a break, no matter what the research says about consistency, we did not do it this summer. We listened to audio books, we played in...Read More

Independent Learning And The Struggling Reader

"I feel like a baby, all the time. I want to be able to do school like everyone else," my son said a few months ago. Hesitantly, I asked him what he meant. "Everyone gets to do their school on their own and I have to always be with you so you can read to me." He's not wrong. He sees his big brother,...Read More

7 Simple Tips For Parents Of Struggling Readers

My son is eleven years old. I clearly remember him in his sweet little preschool classroom at four years old. He loved the arts, the crafts, the playtime and the other children. But the letters, the writing his name, the sounds? Not so much. Even back then, it was obvious that reading was not his strength. He has struggled with it since he was...Read More

Hands-On History For My Struggling Learner (with Project Passport)

Teaching my youngest son history has been a struggle lately. He loves the stories. He loves to hear about real-life in ancient times. He adores the gritty details of battles. He dreams of going back in time and being able to live like the ancients. But lately, just hearing the stories hasn't been enough to keep him on track. He is struggling to retain...Read More