Category Archives: Education


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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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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3 Ways to Develop Reading Skills in Bilingual Children with Osceola Reads


Are you raising a bilingual child? You may have noticed that their language skills develop a bit differently than some of their peers. Maybe their first words come later, their pronunciation isn’t perfect, or they mix languages frequently.   Did 

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Tips to Rock Your Child’s Reading Development – Three to Five Years


The Osceola Reads Team understands the many milestones that come with parenting. That’s why we have researched a few tips to incorporate with your child during different developmental stages to ensure they are prepared for the reading road ahead!   

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Tips to Rock Your Child’s Reading Development – Two to Three Years


The Osceola Reads Team understands the many milestones that come with parenting. That’s why we have researched a few tips to incorporate with your child during different developmental stages to ensure they are prepared for the reading road ahead!   

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Tips to Rock Your Child’s Reading Development – One to Two Years


Next up, toddlers! During their second year of life, children become more mobile and adventurous. Your child will start to recognize the names of familiar objects and people, begin to form simple sentences, and follow one- and two-step directions. Some ways 

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