Child Development Software

My son was having trouble in school. He was behind the rest of his class. We had to go in for a parent teacher conference on a Friday and his teacher said he was having trouble with his reading. This surprised me, however I realized I hadn’t been paying attention to what my son was doing in his spare time. So, when we got home I went up and looked in his room. He had his three game consoles all set up next to the TV. His games were neatly arranged on his bookshelves and his video collection of Japanese Anime was there as well. But I looked about. Aside from gaming, magazines there were no books in his room at all. My son’s room had not one book in it. This was a shock as I was trained as a speed-reader in the third grade under the old SRA program and I spent $2-$3000 dollars on books a year to keep up on my job. I went downstairs and found my son and asked him how many books had he read that year. He looked blankly at me and said, “I think 3 that we had to do in class”. I knew then something had to be done and done fast.

I stayed up until I could barely keep my eyes open on the computer searching for reading improvement tools. I couldn’t help but think of my comfortable bed. But I wanted something like the SRA program that would have been updated for a 12-year-old. From the information I gathered from the web I found three software packages that would fit the bill.

I went out and bought all three. The first was “Ace Reader Pro.” ( It has a built-in training program that teaches with fun games and activities to help a young adult reader get more out of their reading. The really great feature was that it could read PDF, the web, and many other formats of eBooks this was perfect as I know eBooks are rapidly replacing regular books and magazines.

The second package was EyeQ, which was developed by the Japanese for their kids and for corporate training. EyeQ has some features that the ACE Reader Program has fewer features that than ACE Reader Pro. The two seemed to complement each other and both have a way of teaching that keeps track of progress and a progressive lesson system.

The third was a little bizarre as it uses music and something called the Mozart effect to boost your reading skills.

But it too allowed for the reading of eBooks and came with 600 preloaded setups. However, their website said the program was no longer available as of this writing. So thus armed, I loaded them on the family computer and went in search of my son.

Usage and results

My son warmed up to the EyeQ program right away as all he had to do was press a few keys and it was off and running. He enjoyed the way the program gradually speeded up over a period of 12 weeks and at the end of that time, he was reading at about twice his normal speed. He had finished reading the built-in books and suddenly wanted more.

I switched him over to the ACE Reader Pro program and got some old “Ton Swift JR.”, books that were floating around the web and set him off. He actually liked them and wanted more. I was able to get some Hardy Boys and Rick Brant novels from He ate them up and now he goes out on the web and on Amazon to get, his own Books and has a Kindle.

To make a long story short, my son is reading more and playing video games less and he’s turned his failing grades around and is getting “B’s” and even an “A” or two. So, for me this was the best investment in software for children I ever made.



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Real Estate in the Economy

The business of Real Estate in Modesto CA has been here as long as there has been an economy. Actually it is the business that runs many economies in the world. One can never go wrong with a good real estate investment. On the other hand, as many go for the property developments and investments, it is important to ask yourself, can vacant land really bring money return?
Vacant land is the ultimate real estate investment that one can never be wrong. You can create whatever home you want and fill it with your dream Master bedroom and Kitchen etc. It can produce a tone of income and cash flow especially if you know what you are doing. Like any other business, capital to start is very fundamental. However the capital needed is quite small compared to the other real estate investment, this is because many people are willing to sell their land at a very law price. Mostly it is because there are few people willing to invest in this area of real estate.
The other thing is that since in every business you want returns, this is an income generating one with no or little effort and no worries. It is just buy it, get the deed and then resell it. There is no competition within the field compared to other real estate investments. Very few people forecasting on that niche and hence it is an opportunity for the wise ones to explore.
Most of the other real estate properties have an issue with the security during resell. It is not the case for the vacant land. It is dirt, and therefore there are far few factors that can go wrong with the land. Issues like wear and tear, maintenance and painting are no fears to the owner. Security, custom duties and taxes are also a rare worry to the owner of the property and the buyer too.
The good thing about vacant land is the fact that when buying and selling, there is no need of even seeing it. Tools like Google maps and others have made it easier to access them at the comfort of your couch. It is also very hands off. Once you are in possession of it you can earn with little or no work through leasing. Cell phone poles, electricity companies, hunting during the seasons, farming among others are just few deals that you can have with the ones coming doing all the work and you getting paid for it.
The most exciting thing about it is that there is no more land been developed. They are not making any more of it and there will be no such a thing in future. It is final and finite product that does not need to compete with technologies, fashions and styles. A land at the path of growth can be a gold mine in future. Though it may not be wanted now, it is very possible to make a fortune in future with it. The resell then can be at a very high price
In conclusion, vacant land can be a real estate investment you can think about. There is no hardship in acquisition, very hands off property, inexpensive to hold and maintain, finite asset that no more are been developed among others. This can only mean that dirt is a fortune.

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Impressive Injury Law Professionals

I was impressed with my latest experience with my Personal Injury Attorney. I searched Injury Law in Modesto CA and found the perfect team. I was able to call them at any time of the day and get a response. I do not know that all attorneys do that, but mine did. My attorneys were up front and treated me with absolute respect. They were sympathetic, courteous and quite professional. My attorney stood by me and kept me up-to-date throughout the whole process.

There are several different types of Injuries a person can experience, all with different ways to handle them in court.

Personal Injury Attorneys Deal with Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice claims cover any medical mistakes made by a physician or staff person, or other medical professional, which then leads to an injury accident or even a wrongful death. Your attorneys will inform you your accident can be the result of negligence on the part of the physician or staff person, nurse, hospital, or other medical staff. Birth injuries and nursing home accident claims are examples of medical malpractice cases.

Injury Attorneys Cover Asbestos and Mesothelioma Claims

Although asbestos was a popular construction industry material because of its heat-resistance, durability, and chemical inertness, it eventually was proven to be a dangerous substance to work around. With this being said an accident attorney will inform you the fibers of asbestos, if inhaled, are now known to be harmful causing injury accidents. Exposure to the material, often while on the job, has been linked to definite cancers and has been banned since the 1970s. Asbestos exposure has since been linked to asbestos, mesothelioma, and even lung cancer, your injury accident attorneys will say.

Personal Injury Attorneys Organize and Respond to Class Action Lawsuits

If an unsafe item or tragic occasion kills or damages more than one casualty, the choice of a class activity personal wounds case lawsuit could recorded. Rather than every casualty recording a casualty lawsuit, one case shall be documented and spoke to by an accident law firm. The lawsuit is recorded against the mindful party to get reward for the benefit of the majority of the casualties

Personal injury lawyers Cover Premises Liability>

The kind of premises liability cases can be documented by your own personal injury lawyer when a casualty endures an injury accident which ought to have been avoided while on another’s property. The most widely recognized premises liability wounds claims include fall and slip cases. Personal injury attorneys will let you know these allude to cases where the casualty experiences one or more wounds a fall which caused by slippery floor, dangerous stair steps, or unsafe and uneven sidewalks.


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