Families

Families and Students

Parent-Child Conversation: More Than Just Idle Chatter

By:  
Jennifer Knight, Ph.D.

Posted on: July 11, 2017
When parents engage in meaningful oral conversations with children in the home, it can have a positive impact on their vocabulary skills and overall reading ability. Our tips can help foster more of these conversations.

Girl reading outdoors during summer

What Do Students "Lose" in the Summer?

By:  
Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Posted on: May 9, 2017
We examine the misunderstanding that over the summer, some students are losing months-worth of what they learned about reading during the school year.