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Raising Healthy Kid Brains with Amy Nielson | Using Themes to Raise Smarter Preschoolers

Ep #43: Using Themes to Raise Smarter Preschoolers

Listen in this week to discover three reasons why teaching in themes is extremely powerful. I’m sharing the science behind using themes in preschool, how you can use this concept whether you’re a teacher or a parent, and why themes support the vital skills preschool kids need to succeed throughout their lives.

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Raising Healthy Kid Brains with Amy Nielson | The Play to Read Program in Action with Beth Liebenberg

Ep #40: The Play to Read Program in Action with Beth Liebenberg

This week, I’m speaking to Beth Liebenberg who is a daycare provider in Canada. She understands how challenging it can be for working moms to get their children ready for kindergarten. Her mission is to make sure those kids aren’t at a disadvantage by getting them ready for school, not only to catch up with other kids, but to be ahead of their class. To do that, she’s been using our Play to Read program.

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Raising Healthy Kid Brains with Amy Nielson | The Early Signs of Dyslexia with Aly Young

Ep #39: The Early Signs of Dyslexia with Aly Young

My guest this week is someone who is on a mission to help kids struggling with academic material not because they aren’t smart, but because the approach isn’t right for them. Aly Young, the owner of The Learning Lab, a specialized tutoring center that focuses on academic remediation for kids with dyslexia and ADHD, is here today to clarify what dyslexia really is and how we, as parents and teachers, can support dyslexic learners.

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Raising Healthy Kid Brains with Amy Nielson | Hacks for Learning More Words Faster (Part 3)

Ep #38: Hacks for Learning More Words Faster (Part 3)

Tune in this week as I share one of the models of the science of reading called Scarborough’s Rope, and what each strand of language comprehension entails. You’ll hear how each strand plays a role in helping your child master reading, and my favorite strategies for making learning to read a whole lot of fun.

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Raising Healthy Kid Brains with Amy Nielson | The Best Way to Teach Phonics (Part 2)

Ep #37: The Best Way to Teach Phonics (Part 2)

Join me this week for the first in a three-part series on the science of reading. In this episode, you’ll hear what the science of reading entails, why you should care, what is happening in children’s brains as they learn to read, and what we can do to help our children become confident and proficient readers.

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