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Announcement: HBO’s ‘The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia’

I’m still on an HBO Documentary stint, so forgive me. October was Dyslexia Awareness Month and I wanted to pass this info along here. HBO premiered a documentary entitled ‘The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia” on Monday and it will be … Continue reading

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Long Term Benefits to Early Music Lessons

I’m a firm believer in the power of music. I’m the kind of person who throws on something slow while I study, or something upbeat to get chores done at home. I also look back fondly on my days of … Continue reading

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Check Out This Cool Reading Timer!

I just spotted this cool timer and bookmark combo by mark-my-time.com. The company suggests your child will be exposed to 1 million words if they read for just 20 minutes a day, building their vocabulary and reading fluency. This would … Continue reading

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Brain drain over the holidays?

There’s a phenomenon known as summer learning loss or summer brain drain that has been studied since the early 1900s. Kinda makes sense if you think of the saying “use it or lose it.” But is it a legitimate issue? … Continue reading

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