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Top Summer Reading Programs for Kids

Top Summer Reading Programs for Kids

Summer is the time for children to unwind, but it’s also crucial to keep their minds active to prevent the “summer slide.” One of the best ways to do this is through summer reading programs. These programs encourage kids to read, offering incentives and activities...

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How Langsford Helps Struggling Readers

How Langsford Helps Struggling Readers

For many parents, watching their child struggle with reading can be a source of concern and frustration. However, there's hope! Langsford is specifically designed to help struggling readers catch up quickly and achieve proven success, risk-free! Catch Up Quickly With...

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8 Signs Your Child is Struggling to Read

8 Signs Your Child is Struggling to Read

Is your child struggling to read? Here are some signs your child may be struggling. As you observe and listen to your child reading, keep these questions in mind: Do they often skip, add, or omit small words? Do they often select simple books with very little text? Do...

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Early Intervention Matters: The Matthew Effect

Early Intervention Matters: The Matthew Effect

You may be reading the title of this blog post and wonder: What is the Matthew effect? Why does early intervention matter? How can I help my struggling reader? We’re here to shed some light on this intriguing phenomenon and how it effects young readers. What is the...

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Effective Communication With Your Child’s School: A Guide

Effective Communication With Your Child’s School: A Guide

Effective communication between parents and schools plays a pivotal role in a child's educational journey. Establishing an open and collaborative dialogue fosters a supportive environment for both the student and the school. In this blog post, we'll explore essential...

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Unlocking Better Understanding

Unlocking Better Understanding

Hmmmmmmm……. I know you think you understand what you thought I said, but I’m not sure that what you heard is what I actually meant! Have you ever been on either end of this scenario? It is frustrating for both parties. Language comprehension is essential for one to...

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Writing: 8 Simple Tips to Help

Writing: 8 Simple Tips to Help

Writing is a vital skill that opens doors to self-expression, creativity, and effective communication. As a parent, you can play a crucial role in making the prcoess enjoyable and less daunting for your child. In this blog post, we'll explore practical tips to ease...

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Report Cards: Navigating With Your Child

Report Cards: Navigating With Your Child

The day schools distribute report cards can be a mix of excitement, anxiety, and curiosity for both parents and children. For parents, it's an opportunity to gauge their child's progress and offer support where needed. For children, it's a time of anticipation and...

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Dyslexia Fast Facts

Dyslexia Fast Facts

Every October, Dyslexia Awareness Month provides a vital opportunity to shed light on this often-misunderstood learning difference. It's a time to educate, raise awareness, and ultimately transform perceptions. In this blog post, we'll dive into some fast facts about...

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Nurturing Literacy in Young Minds

Nurturing Literacy in Young Minds

In a world illuminated by screens and filled with words, the art of literacy shines as a beacon of knowledge, empowerment, and connection. From the enchanting pages of a novel to the scrolling texts on our devices, literacy serves as the compass guiding us through the...

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5 Essential Tips for Starting a New School Year Right

5 Essential Tips for Starting a New School Year Right

And just like that, summer is over and school is back in session. As your kids gear up for a new year, you play a crucial role in helping them start off on the right foot. With a little guidance and support, you can pave the way for a successful and fulfilling...

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Stop the Summer Slide!

Stop the Summer Slide!

How do you prevent the “summer slide”? Read, read, read! When kids are engaged in reading during the summer, they are better prepared for the new school year. Luckily, there are many great opportunities to keep them motivated. 1) Here at Langsford, we have 2 options...

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Langsford Webinars

Langsford Webinars

We have several informative, free webinars coming up! Intro to Langsford: Reading Experts Creating Expert Readers Tuesday, March 12th 5-5:30 p.m. EST or Wednesday, April 17th, 12-12:30 p.m. EST In 30 minutes, you will learn: • how we help students improve their...

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Psychoeducational Evaluations: The Basics

Psychoeducational Evaluations: The Basics

Dr. Brian Belva recently spoke to an audience of educators and parents about psychoeducational evaluations and everything we need to know about them. Catch the replay of the webinar below. Part 1: What do I (a parent or educator) need to know about educational...

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Dyslexia: Beyond Reversals

Dyslexia: Beyond Reversals

Seeing letters and words backwards is dyslexia, right?  Wrong! In a recent presentation, Stephen McCrocklin, Langsford’s Executive Director, dispelled that long-held belief. In fact, dyslexia is not a visual issue at all. Reversals are simply the consequence of less...

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6 Ways to Keep Skills Sharp This Summer

6 Ways to Keep Skills Sharp This Summer

Wondering what you should do to keep your child’s skills sharp or to better prepare him or her for school next fall? There are 6 key areas you should think about. Each will take only minutes a day. Why not set aside some time each day this summer to keep your child’s...

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How to Pick the Perfect Book for Your Child

How to Pick the Perfect Book for Your Child

One of the most common questions parents ask is “How do I help my child find a book? How can I find a book that is the right fit for them?” There are 2 different components of that. One is the genre of book. The other is the level of the book. The level of the book is...

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The Most Common Letter Reversals and How to Fix Them

The Most Common Letter Reversals and How to Fix Them

A very common issue that children have when reading is the reversal of letters. The most common reversals are the letters “b” and “d.” Some parents are confused about what that means. Parents sometimes think that letter reversals are a sign that their child has...

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How to Help Your Child Read More Smoothly

How to Help Your Child Read More Smoothly

Is your child's reading choppy or robotic-sounding? If so, you will want to focus on the smoothness of their reading. In this case, an invaluable tool is their finger. Having your child read with their finger under the words as they read, touching the book and moving...

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How to Help Your Child Understand Punctuation

How to Help Your Child Understand Punctuation

Sometimes when children read, they do not pay attention to punctuation. They will read right over commas, right over periods, then they get to the end of a paragraph and just keep going to the next sentence. So some children need to be explicitly encouraged to pay...

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2 Simple Tips for Helping Your Child Read in Bigger Phrases

2 Simple Tips for Helping Your Child Read in Bigger Phrases

Does your child struggle with being able to read in long phrases, rather than word by word or every other word? If so, the best way to help them develop their fluency is to have them read poems. Poems are written in a way where they are grouped in long phrases. They...

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What to Do if Your Child Isn’t Reading Fluently

What to Do if Your Child Isn’t Reading Fluently

Have you noticed that your child is not reading very fluently? Their reading may be choppy. They may have had to stop to sound out words. Or, they might sound like a robot! If you notice these things, here is an easy thing you can do to help them develop their...

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4 Things to Pay Attention to In Your Child’s Reading

4 Things to Pay Attention to In Your Child’s Reading

Reading is not just about being able to read the words on the page, or being able to read accurately. It is also important that your child becomes a fluent reader. Fluency includes 4 components: Pace - some children think it is important to be a fast reader, but we...

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