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Reading strategies, parent tips, insight from real classroom teachers, and more! Weekly posts from the Hoot Reading blog.
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Let’s face it, distance learning during the pandemic hasn’t been an easy feat for parents, teachers, or children. There are still many questions left unanswered for parents of K-12 children heading into the upcoming school year. In this week’s Hoot Reading blog, Hoot Teacher - Ms. Elizabeth - discusses the challenges of distance learning, explains what makes Hoot Reading different, and how it can help prepare children for school this fall, recover learning losses that may have occurred due to
New blog post is now live!!!🤗 Hey Hoot followers - Our newest blog post is live on our website. This one is all about tactics to deal with push back/battles with kids and how to stop being a barrier in their education. . . . Check it out and we would love to hear your thoughts!🔗 #hellothootreading #hootreading #onlinelearning #learningathome #schoolclosure #COVID19 #education #edtech #educationtechnology #educationmatters #educaitonal #homeschoollife #blogpost #hoothelps
When it comes to screen time, it can be a pretty hotly debated topic amongst parents, caregivers, and educators, with everyone having their own strong opinions and justified concerns. The one thing we can all agree on, though? Our devices are definitely here to stay. In this week's Hoot Reading blog, Hoot Teacher - Ms. Sara - explores the debate and explains how to use screen time in the right way to enhance learning.
NEW HOOT BLOG!! There are many benefits to reading aloud - both in a classroom setting, and one-on-one. In this week's Hoot Reading blog, Hoot teacher - Ms. Elizabeth - is sharing why reading out loud is an important part of the learning process, both at school and home. #HootReading #HootBlog #ReadAloud #ReadingAloud #Reading
Beat the winter blah's with Hoot Reading's latest reading comprehension activity. Using winter themed books, and a worksheet focused on the five senses, work together as a family on this great home reading activity! ❄️ #HootReading #Blog #WinterReading #ReadingComprehension
When it comes to your child’s success in school, their sense of belonging and social wellbeing can be a huge part of why a child succeeds academically. Beyond the impacts that it has on learning, it can help kids develop important life skills, improve mental health, and limit behavioural issues. We're sharing signs that your child might be struggling with social wellbeing and 9 ways to help them thrive! #HootReading #Blog #SocialWellbeing
The holidays can be a really stressful, often overwhelming time for many. Even though it may seem impossible during this busy season, this, of all times, is when you need to make sure you and your kiddos are getting in some extra self-care. We're sharing 5 ways to fill your cup during the holiday season!
If the suggestion of reading gets a collective yawn in your household, this week's blog post is for you! Hoot teacher, Ms. Karla, is sharing ways to create a positive reading environment and lead by example as a reading role model, to develop a love of reading for the whole family!
There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to assessments for children, but in all actuality, assessments can be an incredibly helpful tool for teachers, parents, and students alike. We're breaking down the confusion surrounding assessments and discussing what is measured, why they're important, and how you can use them to support your young reader at home! #ReadingAssessment #Assessment #HootReading #Blog
Now that we're a few months into school 🚌 and well settled into new routines, it might be time to evaluate what may or may not be working so far this year🤔. Change is never easy, but there are some preparations and routines that can help your child experience as much success as possible this school year 😀. Hoot Teacher, Ms. Karla, shares her tips in our latest Hoot Reading blog. Click the link below to read! #HootReading #Education #School #ParentTeacher
While tests may seem like a breeze to some kids, to others it can be a downright nightmare. There are things you can do at home though to make test taking a less worrisome experience! Hoot Teacher, Ms. Elizabeth, shares five tips in this week's Hoot Reading blog to support kids' minds and bodies before and during those testing times. ✏️ #HootReading #HootBlog #TestTips #TestTipsForKids
Unfortunately, for a lot of families, homework can bring a lot of added stress and conflict into the evening routine, but it doesn’t have to! In this week's Hoot Reading blog, Ms. Sara explains why it's so important to know the purpose and intention behind homework and shares 5 tips to help you tackle it this school year. #ParentTips #HomeworkStrategies #HootReading
For some of our children, they will be born with an intrinsic love for the written word, however, struggling or resistant readers might have to be lured in a different way! Hoot teacher, Ms. Karla, shares six tips on how to motivate your children to embrace reading. #StrugglingReaders #ReluctantReaders #ReadingMotivation #HootReading
The back to school season is a balancing act! Adjusting to new classrooms, teachers, and routines can be tough on the whole family. In this week's Hoot Reading blog, Hoot Teacher, Ms. Elizabeth, is sharing 4 simple tips for a smooth #BackToSchool transition. Read on at the link below! 🚌🚌
Hoot Teacher, Ms. Sara, often receives questions from parents about whether or not graphic novels are beneficial to reading development. In this latest Hoot blog, she answers this burning question and shares five surprising benefits of reading graphic novels. Read the latest blog now ⚡️⚡️⚡️ #HootReading #GraphicNovels #ReadingDevelopment
Our newest App Spotlight is out! Join us to learn all about Khan Academy Kids and its CEO and Co-founder - Caroline Hu Flexer! Khan Academy is an educational program that is designed to inspire a lifetime of learning and discovery for children ages two to six, AND it's 100% free! Learn more about this great app for kids by reading our latest blog. #KidTestedParentApproved #KhanAcademyKids #HootReading #Blog #AppSpotlight
Every person is unique and has a preferred way to learn something new. In this week's blog, Hoot Teacher, Ms. Elizabeth, takes a closer look at the three most common learning styles. She shares why it's important to personalize learning and ideas to incorporate at home. #LearningStyle #PersonalizedLearning #LearningPreferences #OnlineReadingTutor
Hoot was recently featured by City Parent! So a big thanks to them for the shout out! City Parent is Canada’s largest regional parenting publication featuring parenting advice, trends, products and events. Check out their feature on the benefits of the Hoot Flex summer program.
Whether you're a seasoned pro with school-aged children or this will be your first year with Kindergarten drop-offs, we’ve got your back with some tips for getting ready for school! Hoot Teacher, Ms. Sara, shares some tips for back to school for Kindergarteners, grade-level students, and even the adults in this week's Hoot Reading blog. #BackToSchool #PreparingForSchool #Education
The second app in our series - Screen-Time: We Give a Hoot - is Edoki Academy Montessori Preschool! Join us for an in depth look at Edoki Academy's Montessori Preschool and its Co-founder Valérie Touze. Montessori Preschool offers a variety of games and activities to children aged three to seven. Excited to share this one with our Hoot readers 🤩 #AppSpotlight #AppsForKids #EducationalApps #EdokiAcademy #Montessori #MontessoriPreschool #NotAllScreenTimeIsCreatedEqual
There is a way to maintain academic skills AND let your kids enjoy their summer break. Hoot Teacher Ms. Karla is sharing a few ideas on how you can incorporate reading easily into your summer plans and also sharing a list of summer reading selections that will be sure to please all ages.🤸♀️🌞
Do you have a reluctant reader in your house? Have no fear! This week on the Hoot Reading blog, Hoot teacher, Ms. Elizabeth, shares three core beliefs and specific actions you can take that can help you guide your reluctant reader to develop a love of reading all their own.