Welcome To Kids Enabled
For many kids, cracking the reading code comes naturally. But for others, reading is a puzzle from the start. What exactly goes into the process of learning how to read? And how does knowing that process help teachers and parents ensure success for young struggling readers?
Personally, I can’t recall learning to read. I sang my alphabet and gradually put letters together to make sounds and words. It just seemed natural and I never gave it much thought. When I had children of my own, we also sang the alphabet song and poured over the classic children’s books by Dr. Seuss, Beatrix Potter and Eric Carle. We sounded out words on billboards and played rhyming games. It wasn’t until my son was in the third grade and struggling to read that I realized reading does not come naturally to some children. I knew then it was time that I gave it some thought!
I love the fall! The weather is ideal – crisp and refreshing. Apple picking and harvest festivals, college football and weekend soccer games with my kids, pots of chili and family gatherings all spell fall to me. In fact, fall brings so many things to do that it is very difficult to choose.
One great event that has taken place for the last two years is “Food for Thought – Kids Enabled’s Fall Resource Festival.” On October 4th, we had a couple of dozen exhibitors, five speakers and lots of families searching for resources for their children. If you missed it, don’t fret – just make sure to Save the Date for the 6th Annual Kids Enabled Resource Fair on January 25th.
The Friends of Kids Enabled Scholarship is designed to meet the needs of the learning differences community in the Atlanta area by providing families financial access to programs that serve children with learning differences.
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW THROUGH 12/01/2014 FOR OUR ANNUAL
There are incredible resources in the Atlanta area for the 1-in-5 child who struggles with learning differences. These resources come at a cost – a high cost that is not covered by insurance or the public school system. Families are making very hard choices. They have to forego some therapies and educational interventions when their funds do not stretch far enough to cover the costs. There are parents who are spending thousands every month to pay for speech therapy and just waiting until they can afford the tutoring and social skills counseling that they also know are needed.
Kids Enabled created the Friends of Kids Enabled Scholarship Fund to help with these costs. We are able, through donations from our community, to fund therapies for children who would otherwise go without. In partnership with Kroger, you can be the difference between success and going without. It is as simple as using your Kroger card when you shop for your family and our scholarship fund can grow to support families who need additional therapy for their children. Who knows? It may even be your child who benefits!
Here’s how it works -