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How Can I Prepare My Child for Kindergarten in Osceola County?


  The first day of kindergarten is exciting for children and their families. It is a new beginning for learning and developing friendships, confidence, and independence. However, it is also normal for children and parents to feel anxious about this 
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4 Tips for Communicating With Your Child’s Teacher


Many Osceola County parents are experiencing distance learning for the first time. While we are used to helping with daily homework, it can slip our minds that there may be other simple ways to get more involved in your child’s 
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Educational Resources to Use at Home During COVID-19


Updated: May 29, 2020 We understand that an unplanned extended break can be stressful but it is important to remember that routine is important for kids, especially during uncertain times.? How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus Why is 
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7 Ways to Start Using Footsteps2Brilliance in Your Classroom Today


We get it! Another resource to incorporate into your classroom when you are already strapped for time. But Osceola Reads brings you Footsteps2Brilliance, an early literacy app geared for children ages pre-k through 3rd grade that you can work into 
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Creating Smart Spring Break Fun


Spring break is an excellent opportunity to spend time with your child having fun, relaxing, and allowing them to take a break from the structure of school time. But don’t forget that it’s still important to spend 15 minutes a 
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How to Get the Most Out of Read Alouds


Reading aloud to your child is one of the best ways to have a lot of fun while instilling a love of reading. Spending quality time reading books with your children can nurture relationships, develop communication and literacy skills, and 
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3 Ways to Help your Kiddo Read with Everyday Tasks


Do you feel like your little one is having a hard time reading? Are you frustrated because you don’t know how to help your child develop reading skills? Remember, words are all around us. In every daily activity you do, 
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All Osceola County Teachers Need Footsteps2Brilliance!


You’ve probably heard about Osceola Reads, our county-wide literacy initiative, and a locally popular app, Footsteps2Brilliance, the free reading app available to all Osceola County children. But did you know it can be used in all preschools and charter schools 
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Four 15 Minute Fun Reading Activities


With 24 hours in a day, 15 minutes seems so insignificant. But these 15 minutes added up over the course of a year equals 5,475 minutes. That’s over 91 hours! In the first five years of your child’s life, that 
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5 Quick Reads to Enjoy as a Family from the Osceola Reads Team


When was the last time you took a family trip to the public library? We often forget that we have such a valuable resource in our community. The Osceola Library System has six branches and the cloudLibrary – turning any device 
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