Category Archives: Education


Reading like a president with Osceola Reads


Have you ever asked your children the question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Many of them will say police officers or ballerinas, but there are always the kids who will say “I want to be the President of the United States when I grow up!” We love it when our […]

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Reading Through the Holiday Season with Osceola Reads


The holiday season is quickly approaching, which means your little ones are going to be home for a few weeks and out of school. While more than likely your child is looking forward to a break from school, reading through the holiday season is key to keeping them on track with their daily reading. The […]

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Making Reading Fun with the Osceola Reads Team


Does your little one love to read? Or do they look at it as a punishment? Many kiddos look at reading as homework or a “chore.” But reading is so much more than that! Adults know how important reading is to grow the minds of young children, but sometimes we go about it the wrong […]

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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 with reading? Remember words are all around us. In every daily activity you do, words make up the task. We have come up with a few simple ways to turn […]

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Avoid Summer Reading Loss with Osceola Reads and Footsteps2Brilliance


  Did you know that the average child loses two months of reading skills over summer? From the end of your child’s school year to the beginning of the next, summer reading loss takes place, meaning the reading progress that was made throughout the year will decline over the summer. But what is summer reading loss and […]

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Consejos para acelerar el desarrollo de lectura de su niño


Nosotros, los miembros del equipo de Osceola Reads, entendemos los muchos hitos que vienen con la crianza de los niños. Por eso, hemos investigado unas sugerencias para incorporar en las etapas de desarrollo de su niño para asegurar que está preparado para el camino por delante. Durante los cuartos y cincos años de la vida […]

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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 when you’re a busy parent, it can be difficult to find ways to keep your kid from being glued to the TV. We’ve put together a […]

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Osceola Reads Turns TWO!


Two years ago, Osceola County introduced the Osceola Reads initiative which brought the Footsteps2Brilliance reading app to all county children for free. With this initiative, Osceola Reads has sought to encourage reading, prepare kids for school, and make literacy a fun and accessible activity for all children in our county. Over those two years, we […]

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4 Common Roadblocks on the Path to Teaching Your Child to Read


Teaching your child to read can be an intimidating task, even for those of us who are avid readers as adults. Much like learning to walk or talk, we don’t remember the process of acquiring the skill of reading. This makes it hard to relate to how our children feel as they go through their […]

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Por qué tener libros en la casa es vital al éxito de lectura de su niño


Aunque haya escuchado que tener libros en la casa es importante, puede ser que no sea obvio porque esto haría una diferencia real en la vida de su niño. ¡Siga leyendo para descubrir la respuesta! Los estudios dicen que la presencia de los libros conduce a los niveles más altos de la educación. La investigación […]

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