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6 Books to Celebrate Thanksgiving

6 Books to Celebrate Thanksgiving

It’s that time of the year again—a time of gratitude, food, and family. These books are perfect to accompany the post-dinner relaxation time! Clifford's Thanksgiving Visit by Norman Bridwell From Amazon: Clifford and Emily Elizabeth discover how much they have to be...

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Langsford Lecture Series: Screening for Reading Progress

Langsford Lecture Series: Screening for Reading Progress

Screening for Reading Progress The best way to solve a puzzle is to gather all of the pieces.  Then you can sort them to find out where they will likely fit. The same applies to reading instruction.  Knowing where each child is with their reading will help determine...

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Staff Spotlight: Katie

Staff Spotlight: Katie

Every week, we are featuring a Langsford staff member. This week, we are featuring Katie! We asked her a few questions, and here are her answers. What is your favorite book?: Leaves of Grass, Harry Potter, and Jane Eyre What did you want to be when you were growing...

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Staff Spotlight: Katie

Staff Spotlight: Katie

Every week, we are featuring a Langsford staff member. This week, we are featuring Katie! We asked her a few questions, and here are her answers. What is your favorite book?: Leaves of Grass, Harry Potter, and Jane Eyre What did you want to be when you were growing...

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Staff Spotlight: Daniel

Staff Spotlight: Daniel

Every week, we are featuring a Langsford staff member. This week, we are featuring Daniel! We asked him a few questions, and here are his answers. What is your favorite book?: The Old Man and the Sea What did you want to be when you were growing up?: Taller People say...

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October: Dyslexia Awareness Month

October: Dyslexia Awareness Month

National Dyslexia Awareness Month was created by The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and takes place over the entire month of October each year.  The goal is to help people understand what dyslexia really is.  There are many misconceptions and myths so we...

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Dyslexia: Beyond Reversals

Dyslexia: Beyond Reversals

Do you know the signs of dyslexia? 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. The...

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6 Fun and Spooky Reads for Halloween

6 Fun and Spooky Reads for Halloween

Have you gotten into the Halloween spirit? Celebrate this spooky holiday with these six great books! Clifford's Halloween by Norman Bridwell From Amazon: Out of all the holidays, Emily Elizabeth and Clifford like Halloween the most. They play games, trick-or-treat in...

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Staff Spotlight: Gemma

Staff Spotlight: Gemma

For the next several weeks, we will be featuring one staff member a week. This week, we are featuring Gemma! We asked her a few questions, and here are her answers. What is your favorite book?: All of them. What did you want to be when you were growing up?: A teacher,...

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10 Halloween Costumes Based on Book Characters

10 Halloween Costumes Based on Book Characters

Looking for a Halloween costume idea? Check out these fun costumes that are based on book characters (and available on Amazon, moms.) The Cat in the Hat From The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss From Amazon. Available for both kids and adults. Thing 1 and Thing 2 Also from...

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Staff Spotlight: Kelley

Staff Spotlight: Kelley

For the next several weeks, we will be featuring one staff member a week. This week, we are featuring Kelley! We asked her a few questions, and here are her answers. What is your favorite book?: Can I pick an author? Probably Jane Austen. What did you want to be when...

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Staff Spotlight: Alex

Staff Spotlight: Alex

For the next several weeks, we will be featuring one staff member a week. This week, we are featuring Alex! We asked him a few questions, and here are his answers. What is your favorite book?: Empire Falls What did you want to be when you were growing up?: Taller...

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Staff Spotlight: Kara

Staff Spotlight: Kara

For the next several weeks, we will be featuring one staff member a week. This week, we are featuring Kara! We asked her a few questions, and here are her answers. What is your favorite book?: Cat's Eye. No, wait... Charlotte's Web. Unless I'm not lazy, then Ulysses....

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Staff Spotlight: Kenzi

Staff Spotlight: Kenzi

For the next several weeks, we will be featuring one staff member a week. This week, we are featuring Kenzi! We asked her a few questions, and here are her answers. What is your favorite book?: The Great Gatsby. What did you want to be when you were growing up?: An...

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Staff Spotlight: Kerry

Staff Spotlight: Kerry

For the next several weeks, we will be featuring one staff member a week. This week, we are featuring Kerry! We asked her a few questions, and here are her answers. What is your favorite book?: There are so many! All of the Harry Potter books and anything fantasy....

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Staff Spotlight: Jenny

Staff Spotlight: Jenny

For the next several weeks, we will be featuring one staff member a week. This week, we are featuring Jenny! We asked her a few questions, and here are her answers. What is your favorite book?: I have a lot! The Secret Life of Bees, the Harry Potter series,...

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6 Tips to Keep Reading Fun Year-Round

6 Tips to Keep Reading Fun Year-Round

Did your child have a summer full of reading fun? Keep the fun and momentum going with these six tips. 1. Read together Have your child choose a book they like and take turns reading aloud. Use the Five Finger Rule to make sure the book is a good fit for them. 2. Let...

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6 Tips to Ease the Summer/School-Year Transition

6 Tips to Ease the Summer/School-Year Transition

As summer comes to a close, parents, children, and teachers are preparing for the new school year. Often times, this transition can be tough. If you’re not confident and prepared for the first day of school, it can induce anxiety and make the first days very...

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Throwback Thursday: 7 Books From Our Childhood

Throwback Thursday: 7 Books From Our Childhood

Oh, the nostalgia. Nothing beats reading through your childhood favorite book. Summer nights present the perfect opportunity to read these with your family! How many of these favorites did you read as a child? Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume From Amazon:...

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The Importance of Daily, Intensive Reading Instruction

The Importance of Daily, Intensive Reading Instruction

Is your child falling behind their classmates when it comes to reading? It is important to close that gap quickly, because while your child's reading is improving with tutoring, their peers are also improving and the gap widens. With that in mind, it is easy to see...

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Why You Should Keep Reading Over the Summer

Why You Should Keep Reading Over the Summer

Did you know that American students have not always had a long summer vacation? Before the Civil War, kids that lived on farms went to school during the hottest and coldest months and stayed home during the months they were needed on the farm. Meanwhile, kids in the...

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Summer Suggestions

Summer Suggestions

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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5 Books That Celebrate Dad

5 Books That Celebrate Dad

Father’s Day is almost here! To celebrate, we’ve rounded up a list of some great children’s books featuring amazing dads! Grab one of these titles this weekend, read it as a family, and enjoy the time spent together. 1) Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary From...

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How to Prevent the Summer Slide….Read, Read, Read!

How to Prevent the Summer Slide….Read, Read, Read!

Do you know how to 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 programs to keep them motivated. Here are some of our favorites:...

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4 Apps That Help Build Spelling Skills

4 Apps That Help Build Spelling Skills

Debra Bauder, Ed.D., Associate Professor at the University of Louisville recently spoke to a group of 50 education professionals in a lecture hosted by Langsford. She shared a wealth of information about Assistive technology, including apps that can help your child...

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Dads, This Blog Post is for You!

Dads, This Blog Post is for You!

Mother’s Day is right around the corner… have you decided on how you will celebrate the special mother in your life? We have a quick gift from the kids that she will love, which also makes for great writing practice…a Mother’s Day appreciation card! They’re super...

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5 Books to Celebrate Mom

5 Books to Celebrate Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here! To celebrate, we’ve rounded up a list of some great children’s books featuring amazing moms! Grab one of these titles this weekend, read it as a family, and enjoy the time spent together. 1. Are You My Mother? By P.D. Eastman From Amazon:...

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Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology

Do you know the 3 levels of Assistive Technology? Langsford recently hosted a presentation on Assistive Technology.  Debra Bauder, Ed.D., Associate Professor at the University of Louisville shared lots of great information with 50 educators from Louisville schools....

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12 Reasons to Visit Your Local Library

12 Reasons to Visit Your Local Library

Did you know April is National Library Month? This month is a great time to give your local library a visit. Here are some of the reasons you should. 1) Free books! You have a tremendous amount of knowledge at your fingertips, and it’s all free! 2) Fun for kids! Most...

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How to Choose the Perfect Book For Your Child

How to Choose the Perfect Book For Your Child

“This book is too easy…this book is too hard…this book is just right!” Ok, so that might not be what Goldilocks said in the story, but it is what you will be saying after taking our advice on how to choose the perfect book for your child to read independently. What...

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Should I Be Worried? 6 Fast Facts About Dyslexia Every Parent Should Know

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