Secrets of Beginning Reading Success: What parents need to know

Speaker: Betsy Primm
The ability to read is one of the most essential skills a person can acquire. Today, we know the greatest predictors of a young child’s future success in learning to read. The remarkable thing about these predictors is that they not only can be identified but can and should be taught before a child begins to learn to read! The result is that a child can be prepared to meet and master reading before he or she ever begins to learn to decode words. This workshop will identify these gateway pre-reading skills and provide parents with examples of free, easy, fun, and effective ways to help their children become successful, confident beginning readers.

Seven Life Skills Every Child Should Master

Speaker: Donna House
Life skills contribute to a rich, productive life for adults and children. Come learn what these essential life skills are and how to promote them every day in your child’s life. This is the best gift you can give your child!

Helping Your Child Develop Self-Control

Speaker: Donna House
Self-Control just doesn’t happen! Help your child learn how to cope with challenges, to express emotions appropriately, and to delay gratification. Children who can self-regulate are more successful in school and managing social interactions. Come learn effective, simple strategies you can use today.

Betsy Primm

Betsy Primm is a lifelong educator. She has presented training workshops and keynote speeches throughout the United States and England. She is a Bright from the Start Level III trainer and has worked with teachers and children for over 30 years. Her passion is to help children learn to read with ease and enjoyment. Since retirement as a public school administrator, Betsy tutors children every day in acquiring beginning reading skills. She knows that there is no substitute for a child’s getting off to a good start in school.

Donna House

Donna House is a lifetime educator with over thirty years of experience working with children, parents, and teachers. Her experience includes working as a special education teacher, specializing in learning disabilities and behavior disorders, providing instructional assistance to teachers, and working as a school administrator. Donna is currently a content consultant/trainer on a free comprehensive pre-reading curriculum designed for parents. She is passionate about literacy and transmits that excitement to her audience. Her workshops are designed to be insightful, informative, and interactive.