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Love Language: Improving Your Vocabulary Reading

Love Language: Improving Your Vocabulary Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature how to help kids with vocabulary in this guest post. While many of the recommendations below are great for select children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges and learning disabilities. Being able to communicate with other humans is one of the most fantastic gifts. The words we...

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Faster Doesn’t Equal Smarter: Are Timed Reading Tests Making our Kids Dumber? Reading

Faster Doesn’t Equal Smarter: Are Timed Reading Tests Making our Kids Dumber? Timed reading tests such as the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) test have been widely used in schools around the country since 2001. Because we are constantly trying to help our students compete with our international counterparts, many educators and administrators have come up with new methods over the years...

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Our Favorite Christmas Books to Help your Child Read Reading

Our Favorite Christmas Books to Help your Child Read This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Welcome to the Winter + Holiday Children Story Books Series hosted by The Jenny Evolution! More than 30 amazing bloggers have gotten together to create winter and holiday-themed books lists that your child is sure to love. During the holiday season, many parents ask me about fun Christmas books Santa or Elf...

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Top 5 Road Trip Games to Prep Kids for Reading Reading

Road Trip Games with Kids in the 21st Century By Catherine Wiberg Staff Blogger The 21st century is filled with technology. Every child born in this century seems born understanding computers, game consoles, smart phones, MP3 players, and handheld electronic devices of every kind. While these technological advances have many advantages, they also can be a distraction from family fun-making memories. On the Road Again...

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Our Favorite Holiday Book Picks for Your Kids Reading

December has arrived and we are already into the holiday spirit. Tis the season for Santa, giving, snow, candy, lots of food, presents, shopping, and above all, family traditions! When my children were younger, one of our favorite holiday traditions was to read Christmas stories by candlelight. We would wrap up in blankets, snuggle up with a good cup of hot coco, and begin tackling the...

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6 Ways to Foster Gratitude this Thanksgiving Season ADD / ADHD / Comprehension / math / Mathematics / Reading / science / spelling / Uncategorized / Writing

I don’t know about you, but Thanksgiving happens to be one of my favorite holidays. We tend to overlook Thanksgiving and focus all our efforts on Christmas, but this holiday really allows me to build relationships with my family rather than buying gifts and money. As one of eight children, our holiday gatherings are chaotic, messy, and above all FUN. And, there is never too...

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Nutrition Week: Thai Chicken Quinoa Salad for Young Learners ADD / ADHD / Comprehension / math / Mathematics / Reading / science / spelling / Uncategorized / Writing

Since we are focusing all week long on nutrition, we wanted to share with you one of our favorite recipes that  can help improve attention, focus, energy, behavior, and gives our families a little Asian zing. Quinoa, which is becoming a great substitute for white rice, and is high in protein, can keep you full longer and has all the health and nutritional benefits the...

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Good Music Brighter Children: Using Music to Help Learning Disabilities ADD / ADHD / Comprehension / math / Mathematics / Reading / science / spelling / Uncategorized / Writing

Helping Kids Achieve Academic Success through Music Some of the most rewarding experiences we have, other than working with our amazing students, is the opportunity to work with organizations and individuals who share our passion for helping kids learn and achieve academic success. That is why we were thrilled when Sharlene Habermeyer, author of Good Music Brighter Children, approached us to team up and write an...

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Grand Open House Winners ADD / ADHD / Comprehension / math / Mathematics / Reading / science / spelling / Uncategorized / Writing

We have our winners! Congratulations to all our Grand Opening Event Winners. We hope you enjoy these fun prizes and giveaways with your families. We can’t thank you enough for attending our event and hope you will come back to visit us soon. To claim your prize, please email info@ilslearning.com or contact Alene Villaneda at 801-390-0091. Want to see pictures of your kids at the event?...

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