Tips on Avoiding the “Summer Slide”

By: Sarah Meikle/ Most of you have heard the term, “Summer Slide”, but, you may be wondering how to avoid it in your family. Summer slide is when a student loses some of the academic achievement gains that were made during the previous school year. This could be in reading skills or any other academic…

New prescription for parents: Read to your babies

By:Carrie Shrier/   The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a new policy statement recommending that parents and caregivers begin reading out loud to their children beginning in infancy. When a parent takes their infant to the pediatrician for well child visits, doctors go over important recommendations for a child’s health and wellness. Thanks to…

Reading Aloud!

By:Sarah Meikle Reading aloud to your child is more then a great bonding experience. Children who are read to aloud get a head start in language and literacy skills. You are your child’s first and most important teacher, and it’s never to early to start adding reading into your daily routines. Did you know that what occurs during the first 5 years…