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

Rollins Staff May 15, 2024

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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3 Significant Ways to Celebrate Families and Caregivers of Children: Revealing the Significance of November

Rollins Staff November 4, 2023

National Caregiver Month, also known as National Family Caregivers Month, is observed every November in the United States. It is a time dedicated to honoring and recognizing the millions of family caregivers who provide crucial…

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Fun Kindergarten Readiness Activities to Try This Summer: Alphabet Knowledge

Rollins Staff July 19, 2023

We recently shared these five different Phonological Awareness activities for kindergarten readiness. And if your big focus this summer is preparing your Pre-K child for kindergarten, you won’t want to miss these Alphabet Knowledge activities:…

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

Rollins Staff March 2, 2023

Happy Women’s History Month! The origins of this celebratory month began in 1981 as “Women’s History Week,” and has since evolved to include a monthlong celebration of the contributions women have made in the United…

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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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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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Tips For Teaching Alphabet Knowledge

Rollins Staff November 9, 2020

A great way to begin teaching letters to children is to focus on the ones in their first name, because their name is important to them! This is a great way to introduce and get…

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Weekly Read Aloud at Home: My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood by Tameka Fryer Brown

Rollins Staff November 9, 2020

During this pandemic, many of us are finding ourselves at home more often. Technology has helped to connect us with friends and family, allowed us to work from home, and given us new ways to…

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Early Language Strategies that Build Emergent Literacy Skills

Rollins Staff July 7, 2020

Let’s talk reading. Now, it would be unreasonable to expect children to read when they’re babies, toddlers, or even Pre-K students. However, the foundation for reading is being built very early in a baby’s development,…

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Using Pet-Themed Stories to Connect With Your Child

Rollins Staff June 26, 2020

Lizards, turtles, bullfrogs, ferrets, rats, gerbils, guinea pigs, fish, cats, dogs, newts, salamanders, rabbits, and snakes…OH MY! These are some of the pets my family has had over the years. Wow! What was I thinking!?…

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Let’s Talk Family

Rollins Staff June 18, 2020

Families come in many varieties. No matter what your family looks like, how big it is, or who’s in it, it’s probably played a big part in your life – and the same is true…

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Using Open-Ended Questions to Engage Your Child in Meaningful Conversation

Rollins Staff June 18, 2020

“Why don’t I have a tail?” “Why do zebras have stripes?” “Why do birds poop on cars?” Kids are full of questions – some we wish someone else could answer! I may not have all…