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20 Activities To Beat Summer Boredom

Jun 15, 2017 | Posted in Summer Tutoring by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

Summer is a time to relax, unwind and learn new things! However, it can be challenging to keep your child entertained and not feeling bored. Are you looking for ways to keep your child engaged, active and learning all summer … Read More

10 Ways to Promote Literacy This Summer

May 12, 2017 | Posted in Reading, Summer Slide Prevention by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

Summer time is a wonderful time to foster the love of reading & writing with your child. Here are some simple ways to incorporate literacy activities during your days. Choose the activities that most fits your child’s learning style. Make the learning fun this summer while instilling … Read More

Academic Success

20 Phrases Every Parent Should Say To Their Children

Mar 27, 2017 | Posted in Advocate for Your Child, Daily Inspiration, Parent Blogs, Parent Stories by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

A few weeks ago I spoke with a parent about her child’s academic progress and she was greatly concerned about her daughters’ confidence and self-esteem. Since the beginning of 5th grade, she has noticed a decline in her daughter’s confidence … Read More

5 Ways To Foster Literacy In Your Home

Mar 16, 2017 | Posted in On-Line Educational Resources, Reading, Writing by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

On Monday, I had the pleasure of attending the 5th Annual Research to Practice Symposium: Reading Proficiency: Differences That Matter. It was hosted by Academy in Manayunk. It was sponsored by Understood.org and Wilson Language Training. The panel of speakers … Read More

What’s Slime Have To Do With Studying?

Mar 15, 2017 | Posted in Academic Subjects, Homework, Study Skills, Study Tips by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

The latest trend is slime. I am sure you have seen kids making slime, playing with slime or you tubing videos on how to make slime. If you haven’t heard about the recent fascination with slime then just ask any … Read More

The Facts About Summer Learning Loss

Mar 02, 2017 | Posted in Summer Slide Prevention by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

Do you know the facts about summer learning loss? Understanding the facts can help parents plan a well rounded summer for their children which includes physical and creative activities as well as an educational component. Learn The Facts about SUMMER … Read More

READING Resources WE LOVE

Feb 27, 2017 | Posted in Learning Resources, On-line Learning, Reading by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

February is LOVE of READING MONTH. In celebration of February we compiled our favorite reading resources. These websites are a great compliment to your child’s current reading programs. Foster the love of reading with these amazing reading sites!   Learning … Read More

Did You Set Your Academic Goals for 2017?

Jan 02, 2017 | Posted in Academic Goals, Focus, Organization, Study Skills, Study Tips by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

Happy New Year! Have you set your New Year’s academic resolutions? If not, we are here to help you set your academic goals!  January is a great time to reassess and reestablish your school goals. Setting goals is the key to success. … Read More

Questions To Ask Before, During and After Reading

Dec 01, 2016 | Posted in Reading by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

Asking questions before, during and after reading improves comprehension and develops critical thinking skills. As parents and educators, we need to encourage our children to ask questions before, during and after reading. The more you incorporate this strategy of asking questions, … Read More

15 Questions to Ask Your Child While Reading NonFiction

Nov 21, 2016 | Posted in Reading by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

Nonfiction texts are filled with tons of information and rich vocabulary. Students who read nonfiction texts will experience an increase in their knowledge about the world around them. Another added benefit in reading nonfiction texts is that it will boost their overall vocabulary.  Because … Read More



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