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7 Oral Reading Tips for Parents

  According to the National Center for Education statistics, only 53 percent of children age three to five are read to daily by a family member. Children who are read to at home enjoy a substantial advantage over children who are not. That starts from infancy and continues throughout schooling.   It is essential for […]

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5 Books to Read for Black History Month

February is Black History Month, an opportunity to teach your children about the historical accomplishments and struggles of African Americans. By connecting children with history, they’ll gain a better understanding of the world they live in and develop compassion for other people. Taken from the Kumon Recommended Reading List, below is a collection of inspirational […]

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Kumon Staff Pick: The Snowy Day

RRL Title: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats Grade/Kumon Level of Book: K-2/2A-11   Why do you personally enjoy this book? The Snowy Day is reminiscent of the sense of wonderment and awe that you feel as a child when experiencing the first snowfall of the season. The bright and colorful illustrations remind us […]

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Guest Tips: How to Make Your Sleep Routine Smarter for Your Child

  The following post was written by Alanna McGinn, Certified Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant and Founder of Good Night Sleep Site – a Global Pediatric and Family Sleep Team.   During the school year, heading to bed at a decent time and getting a good night’s sleep is important for children. A well-rested child will display better cognitive […]

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Common Core and School English Language Arts

The goal of the Common Core State Standards is to ensure that students will be college- and career-ready in their skills and knowledge by the end of high school. A secondary purpose is to have consistent criteria of grade-level expectations in English language arts and mathematics across states. The shared learning goals do not constitute […]

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