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Top 5 ways to meaningfully support literacy in my home: Do your best to ensure that the atmosphere and activities are pleasurable. Read books together that are interesting and appealing to your child. Play word games like Scrabble. Use the library together. Encourage your child to create and maintain a diary. Help support literacy in…

Hippo therapy treatment helps children with special needs

By Maureen Wallace For she knows power behind peaceful giants While the vision is pure muscle and energy, somehow, the horse exudes serenity. Understanding the majestic power horses yield may help explain the power of hippo therapy, which “refers to the use of the movement of the horse as a treatment strategy by physical therapists,…

Reading Kingdom Review “The Reading Kingdom Online program has been a HUGE success!”

“We have struggled with reading the past two years in our homeschooling journey. After trying multiple programs without success, I was excited to try Reading Kingdom with my six and four year olds for one year. The Reading Kingdom Online program has been a HUGE success! I wasn’t sure how my son was going to…

The Candymakers

The Candymakers is the story of four children and the journey a win to help make candy at the candy factory takes them on.  The book is reviewed by Melissa G. at Sweet on Books. What You Need to Know: • Wendy Mass continues to deliver great literature. • Readers will learn a lot from…

Seaside students explore the Bard with Ashland help

Katherine Lacaze for The Daily Astorian Seaside High School concludes its three-year partnership with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors brought the words of the famous Bard of Avon to life for Seaside High School students through interactive workshops and theatrical performances as part of a four-year educational partnership. Kristin Hammargren and David…