How to Help Your Child Learn to Read Before Kindergarten

Early literacy is an important foundation in child development. It sets the stage for communication, school readiness, lifelong learning, and future success. When children have early literacy experiences, the brain is activated in areas related to language, expression, attention, memory, emotional regulation, and more.  Should children be able to read before kindergarten? It depends on […]

The Importance of Vocabulary in Reading Instruction

What are Vocabulary Words? Vocabulary is the knowledge of words, and vocabulary words are a specific set of words to be learned. Vocabulary is an essential component of reading comprehension. Knowing the meaning of words helps with understanding a text. Without a strong vocabulary, kids struggle to make sense of what they are reading, and […]