Osceola Reads Blog


5 Books About Being Thankful from Osceola Reads

Thankful, grateful, appreciative. No matter which word you use to show gratitude, we know that it is important to teach this lesson to children at a young age. This is often one of the phrases we teach our children, sometimes 
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City of St. Cloud Installs a New Mobile Reading Station for the Littlest Learners

St. Cloud, FL (November 12, 2020) – The City of St. Cloud has sponsored a technology station supporting the Osceola Reads program, a countywide literacy initiative that offers the Footsteps2Brilliance reading app to all Osceola County children at no cost. 
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6 Lifelong Benefits of Learning to Read Early

There are several benefits of learning to read early including: Ability to sight-read anything Improved reading speed Second language learning A better understanding of music Advanced communication skills Love of learning As parents, we tend to expect that our kids 
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Why Having Books in Your Home is Vital to Your Child’s Reading Success

While you may have heard that having books in your home is important, it may not be obvious why this can make a real difference in your child’s life.   Studies show that the presence of books leads to higher 
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Virtual VPK Resources from Osceola Reads

  What does every parent have in common? They want their child to be successful. One of the best ways to set your little one up for success is to practice early literacy skills with them in the years before kindergarten. Below, 
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The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Introduces a New Technology Table to the Community

Kissimmee, FL (September 11, 2020) – Sheriff Russ Gibson and the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office have sponsored a technology station to support the Osceola Reads program, a countywide literacy initiative that offers the Footsteps2B rilliance reading app, as well as 
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4 Reading Resources for Osceola County Kids

The Osceola Reads team understands how important it is for your child to stay on track when learning how to read. Do you want to make sure your child fits in some reading time every day? We’ve got four reading 
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Reading at Home with Osceola Reads

  Whether you are a parent that is introducing reading to your child at home or participating in distance learning, it is important to remember that developing reading skills is crucial in early literacy. Reading at home is the first 
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9 One-Minute Family Challenges with Osceola Reads

For the Summer Fun Series 2020, the Osceola Reads Team challenged families to compete in a series of one-minute family challenges. Just because summer is over doesn’t mean the fun has to end. While you are waiting for our next 
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The Education Foundation of Osceola County Brings a Second Reading Station to Poinciana

Kissimmee, FL (July 23, 2020) – The Education Foundation of Osceola County has sponsored a technology station to support the Osceola Reads program, a countywide literacy initiative that offers the Footsteps2Brilliance reading app, as well as tips for parents to 
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