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Learn, Feel, Think and Act this Black History Month!

Rollins Staff February 3, 2023

Happy Black History Month! Activate learning, thinking and acting this month and beyond with the children you teach. Check out best practices below, curated by the staff of the Atlanta Speech School! Want more? Check…

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Beyond Proficiency to the Construction of Each Child’s Deep Reading Brain

Rollins Staff February 1, 2023

Research is clear that our brains activate in concert with the experiences and characters we come to know through books. Whether it is through storybooks or great literature, our brains “feel” what the characters feel…

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March is Women’s History Month – Celebrate with these Books!

Rollins Staff March 8, 2022

March is Women’s History Month and today is International Women’s Day (IWD)! This year’s IWD theme is #BreaktheBias – an awesome opportunity to address and shed light on the implicit and explicit biases that often…

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Intentional Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

Rollins Staff February 15, 2022

Black History Month is a way to recognize and honor the significant contributions, struggles, and experiences of members of the Black community. Here’s a bit of history about Black History Month. Carter G. Wilson, the…

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Uplifting Hispanic Heritage Month with Your Children

Rollins Staff September 20, 2021

“You are not lucky to be here. The world needs your perspective. They are lucky to have you.” – Antonio Tijerino, President & CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation   The United States of America…

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The Power of Play for Young Children

Rollins Staff July 23, 2021

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning and the way they make sense of the world around them. Play is really…

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The Power of TALKing Early and Often with Young Children

Rollins Staff July 23, 2021

Did you know that vocabulary development begins long before children know how to speak? From birth to pre-k, children’s brains develop faster than at any other point in their development. They yearn to soak up…

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Using the “READ” Technique to Make the Most of Story Time

Rollins Staff July 22, 2021

You don’t have to be a teacher to give your child a foundation in language and learning. In fact, you’ve already got an incredibly powerful tool to give your child valuable exposure to words and…

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The Coming Literacy Crisis: There’s No Going Back to School as We Knew It

Rollins Staff June 28, 2021

As we make strides in halting COVID-19’s lethal course, every parent is forced to consider, “Will my child be safe when they return to school without the repeated interruptions the virus imposed in the past…

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Fun & Simple Summer Activities for Kids

Rollins Staff June 7, 2021

With most kids out of the virtual classroom, families are exploring all the available options for keeping their children entertained this summer. With reasonable precautions, most experts think it’s safe for children’s lives to return…

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Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Rollins Staff May 5, 2021

Preparing a rising kindergartner can be both an exciting and uncertain time for parents and caregivers . If your child is making the leap into “big kid” school this fall, the pandemic has created even…

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Raising a Reader: Help Your Child Develop a Love of Reading

Rollins Staff March 26, 2021

How has distance learning during the pandemic affected students? A new study from Stanford shows reading fluency among second and third graders in the U.S. is roughly 30 percent behind what would be expected in…