17 Reasons Cursive is Important

In the ongoing world-wide cursive debate we reached out to the experts and found17 reasons cursive is important and why children should learn it. While cursive handwriting for kids may not seem as essential as it once was to communicate in letters or memos, the...

How to Teach Spelling Using Phonics

JoAnne Nelson is our phonics expert and as a reading specialist she is often asked how to teach spelling using phonics. This article contains her top 5 steps to teach spelling using phonics. While many people today feel that spelling may not be important, you have...

Why Spelling is Important

In today’s high tech world it’s easy to ask yourself why spelling is important. You may think you don’t need to know how to spell since you can look up words at the touch of button. However, as you’ll see, spelling is a reflection of literacy. It is how we express our...

Jenn Cleary Wins Parent and Teacher Choice Award

Jenn Cleary Wins Parent and Teacher Choice Award from HowtoLearn.com Jenn Cleary, singer-songwriter from Boulder, Colorado, wins Parent and Teacher Choice Award from HowtoLearn.com for her newest children’s album, All Together Now. The Parent and Teacher Choice...

This Brain Training Improves Your Intelligence the Most

Have you ever wondered which brain training improves your intelligence the most? I remember researching all those brain training apps thinking that basically any of the would do the trick, but actually I was looking to improve my brain power in all the wrong places....