Decoding Dyslexia: Sweeping the Nation

Do you have a smart and creative child that has trouble reading, writing and/or spelling? Do you know what dyslexia is? Is there a Decoding Dyslexia Movement in your state? The Decoding Dyslexia Movement started with a group of parents from New Jersey who came...

Famous Dyslexics: Guy Ritchie

Guy Ritchie is a British filmmaker most famous for his decade-long marriage to Madonna. He directed the hits Snatch and Sherlock Holmes, and has an ongoing fascination with making films about street violence. And he has dyslexia. Ritchie struggled with schoolwork from...

Grammatical Giggles: Mad Libs/Consequences Game

Looking for a fun game on a rainy afternoon? Look no further: this one combines work on vocabulary and grammar with good old fashioned giggles! Simply have your children fill in the blanks by asking them to come up with words that are the appropriate parts of speech....

Building Literacy through…Vacation!

The kids are jumping up and down. The whole family is about to leave on vacation. Maybe you are flying to a famous amusement park. Perhaps you are driving several hours or days to visit with Grandma and Grandpa. You can make the trip more fun, AND educational as well,...

Examining Your Child’s Desk in September

What will your child find on her desk when she returns to school in September? Michael Gove, education secretary, recently published guidelines for a new curriculum that aims to bring the British school system up to date. The proposals are far-reaching, covering most...