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Why Your Child Needs to Practice Their Sight Words Every Day

A big part of reading comprehension and building creative writing skills is knowing sight words. Sight words are common words that don't necessarily follow phonetic rules. As such, your child must know these words, and their meanings, simply from sight. Help your child stay ahead at Reading Genie.

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How to Get Your Student into the National Honor Society

Parents can help their elementary school students get into college now. A big marker of student achievement that many college admissions notice is membership in the National Honor Society. Working to get into the NHS can start as early as elementary school. Find out how to help your student now.

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The Importance of Spelling in the Digital World

Many of today's kids, and some adults, undervalue the importance of spelling. However spelling skills are still vital inside and outside of school. Not knowing how to spell can greatly impact your child's reading comprehension and writing abilities. Make sure your child builds strong spelling skills

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Are Math Standards Pulling Away from Common Core?

The American math system has been struggling with common core for some time. In many elementary and middle schools in New Jersey, the math skills being taught are moving away from the common core method. Find out why and how to help your child master these common core math skills at Math Genie

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Amazon Delves Into Early Childhood Education

Almost every parent worries about their child's early education and development. Many low income families don't always have access to the best early learning programs. Jeff Bezos of Amazon has started looking into ways to help make early education more accessible to more families.

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Why are Math Scores Dropping in America?

There is no question that math scores have been on the decline in America. Rather the question is why American math is failing. Some wonder if it's the new common core system. The fact is the math tools and math skills have changed over the generations as well as our home and health culture.

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From Helicopter to Lawnmower Parents

There's a new parenting trend that's harmful to child development. Lawnmower parents are parents that remove any obstacles before their child has a chance to face them. This builds toxic parent-child relationships where the child won't become self-reliant. Instead here are better parenting tips.

Phonics plays a huge role and your child's ability to read and write at grade level

How Phonics Impacts Your Child's Reading and Writing Skills

When kids are just learning their letters, phonics is very important. But phonics is more than you might think. It's also varying sounds for the same letter, consonant controlled vowels, and more. If your child doesn't master phonics, their reading comprehension and writing skills will be lacking.

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Raising a Leader: What Every Parent Should Know

Leadership skills are very important in child social and mental development. Children with strong leadership skills are less likely to give in to peer pressure or fall behind in class. This skill is crucial for child development. Follow these parenting tips to raise a leader in your child.

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Why Schools Are Not teaching Vocabulary Skills and What You Can Do About It

Every parent wants their child to have better reading and reading comprehension skills. One way to help with reading comprehension is to work on your child's vocabulary building. Many elementary schools don't emphasize vocabulary skills in class so you must help your child at home.

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