Seema Tejura

Seema Tejura is a native east-coaster who has lived in Dallas with her husband for over five years. As a certified reading specialist and dyslexia practitioner, Seema recently founded The Literacy Architects, LLC, to consult with schools and districts about research-based reading and writing instruction She is a mom to one exuberant toddler and loves finding activities in the DFW area to enjoy as a family. You can find her on LinkedIn!

5 Essential Tips to Prepare your Child for Handwriting

When's the last time you wrote something down on a piece of paper for another person to read? Not a shopping list or reminder to yourself, but something substantial where you had to make...

Ten Creative Ways to Turn Your Office Supplies into Kid-friendly Activities

I'm sure I'm not the only one who loves the office supply aisle. Give me an excuse to linger a bit longer and check out the latest Post-it colors or choose the perfect highlighter...

Your School’s Being Graded :: What Does it Mean?

A few years ago, Texas decided to start issuing letter grades to its public schools. This means that every August, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will release A-F grades to each school district, public...

Fun Ideas to Get Kids Writing

"Describe your best friend." "Write about your favorite holiday." "What do you want to be when you grow up? Why?" While kids may have to respond to writing prompts like these at some point during...

Using Photo Books To Get Kids Reading and Writing

Photo books -- you know, those memory books that you spent hours making after vacations, baby showers, and birthdays, only to have them sit untouched on the top shelf of your bookcase. It doesn't...

Five Tips to Raising a Bilingual Child When Only One Parent is Bilingual

So you've heard all about the benefits of bilingualism and are ready to teach your child another language. The only problem? Only one parent speaks another language. Not to worry! It is still possible to...

Dyslexia Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

Reading is such an important part of our lives that once you hear the words dyslexia or reading disability, you might start to worry. Will your child be okay? Will he or she still be able...

Reading the Same Book for The Hundredth Time? The Benefits of {Rereading}

We've all been there. You ask your child to choose a book for reading time and she gives you that book. The one you've read aloud to her so many times that you now...