This particular blog is personal to me as I share my experience as both a parent and as an administrator. In my household, we have two completely opposite kids who have completely different academic needs. The child I want to focus on is an outgoing, social, fearless little diva, but presents with some issues in the area of reading, specifically in phonics. Upon exiting preschool, we noticed some concerns beginning with handwriting. She was unable to form all of her letters and numbers correctly, some with reversals. She also struggled with spelling her name and recognizing basic sight words. As parents, we did consider that all kids reach different developmental milestones at different times and so, we committed to working on those skills over the summer and letting them develop naturally with home support.