Danielle Voit

Miss Danielle Voit is the Director of HEROES Academy for the Gifted.

My Truest Self: Discovering Myself as a New Mommy

In networking, there’s something called an “elevator speech.”  If you had to define yourself in 30 to 60 seconds, what would you say?  In business, it’s important to articulate what you do professionally – what service or product you can offer and who your target audience is.   I’m Danielle Voit, and I’m the Director of …

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten: The First 100

There are two things that I’ve most looked forward to sharing with my children: books and food.  Why books? Aside from the obvious benefits of developing early literacy skills, books bring me joy, and I have always wanted to share that joy with my children.  Snuggling at night while we read bedtime stories, spending a …

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What’s on Noah’s Bookshelf: Great Books for Babies

Reading together isn’t just about reading the words on the page, it’s an opportunity to bond with your child, to show your child that reading is fun, to explore, and to learn.  In addition to reading at bedtime, interactive books such as lift the flap books, peek through books, and soft chewable books provide your …

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Effect of Early Childhood Experiences on Long-term Academic Achievement

When they’re born, they’re so small and innocent – unscathed by the world around them.  Although I know that he’ll grow up too quickly, it’s still hard to believe that this little 10 lb bundle of joy swinging beside me will eventually go to college, move out, and start his own family.  The physical, emotional, …

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First, Love Reading; Then, Reading Growth

I find that many of my gifted students are “lop-sided” in their achievements.  An overwhelming number of gifted students are advanced in their math studies but not their reading skills.  Sometimes parents recognize this; sometimes this is not discovered until a child comes to me for an academic evaluation.  These students are fully capable of …

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