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Help Your Child Get Ready for Back to School

Help Your Child Get Ready for Back to School

As we roll into the new school year, we know there’s lots to do before that first day back in the classroom. Some kids may be feeling excited, while others might have the back to school butterflies. So, what’s the best way to be prepared? Check out some tips from us and the Hoot Reading Teacher Network to help your child get ready for the next school year.

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3 Reasons Why the Book Isn't Working

3 Tips for Choosing Books Your Child Will Love Reading

Encouraging children to read can take a bit of planning and strategizing, starting with choosing books that they can enjoy. Let’s face it: some kids just aren’t excited about reading, and that’s OK! However, we can still raise proficient readers by engaging them with content that both supports regular reading practice and appeals to their personal interests.

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No such thing as illiterate

Illiterate: Why this word can be damaging

When a child is unable to read, we should veer away from the term, “illiterate.” Young learners, whether able to read or unable to read, all go through a process. It takes many steps, but with the right mindset and support, they will surely get there.

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Summer family activities

Family Activities for Fun Summer Weekends

With the temperatures rising fast, we can already tell that summer is in full swing. Parents are racking their brains to build their lists of places to go. And because long weekends are popping up here and there, game planning starts now.

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Hoot Reading Takes Center Stage at Collision 2022

Collision Conference 2022 returns this year with a huge comeback featuring over 1,500 startups from more than 130 countries. One of the biggest events in tech was held at the Enercare Centre, Toronto from June 19 to 22, and Hoot Reading’s co-CEO and co-founder Carly Shuler shone the spotlight on a vital cause.

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A Father's Day Message from Hoot Reading

A Father’s Day Message from Hoot Reading

“‘Father’ is the noblest title a man can be given. It is more than a biological role. It signifies a patriarch, a leader, an exemplar, a confidant, a teacher, a hero, a friend.” –Robert L. Backman 

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Summer Slide Reading Pledge

Take the Reading Pledge and Stop the Summer Slide

A Message from Our Co-Founders

“We, as parents ourselves and as entrepreneurs who are passionate about raising confident readers, are asking you and your child to take our Summer Slide Reading Pledge and keep reading top of mind this summer.

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How Can Parents Deal with Low Report Card Marks?

Report cards are coming! This can be a time some look forward to, while some not so much. Checking on kids’ academic performance is essential for parents to know if their young learners are on the right track during the school year. But what do you do if you receive a report card that’s missing the mark?

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