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Teach Your Child to Read Faster Through Experiences and Pictures

Teach your child to read faster through experiences and pictures- it  is the most meaningful way to begin reading. How do experiences improve reading? Children develop their world knowledge through their personal experiences. These experiences allow children to use their knowledge of the world to help them read and learn. If a child had no experience of […]

Improve Reading with Experiences

Teaching children to read should be fun, BUT, unfortunately, this is not the experience of most parents.  I can still remember, with horror, the tension that surrounded my efforts to get my boys to practise their reading…there was no enjoyment!!!!  It was painful to say the least.  Thank God they had great teachers!!!!  I hope […]

Let’s Crack the Spelling Code

    Spelling can be an exciting exercise if the activities are in line with the child’s development and level of skill. There are five steps that are needed by  Grade Three to make certain that children are excited and interested in spelling and presenting their work without mistakes. In this article, I am only […]

Struggling Readers

                                                      Every classroom has a number of students that struggle in reading. Struggling readers are divided into three groups, those that have difficulty reading the words accurately, those that have problems understanding and those who have trouble with fluency. All are struggling readers to some degree or other. The most important point is to make certain […]

Tips to Help Your Child Read

The Problem Are you experiencing trouble trying to get your child to be a successful reader? Does the child’s teacher continually tell you not to worry that the child will learn at their own pace? Do you know that your child could read better if they had the correct support? Reading is a skill that […]

SLEEP IS IMPORTANT FOR LEARNING

SLEEP IS IMPORTANT FOR LEARNING AND CAN NOT BE UNDERESTIMATED. Sleep and School-aged Children (5-12 years) Children aged five to 12 need 10-11 hours of sleep. At the same time, there is an increasing demand on their time from school (e.g., homework), sports and other extracurricular and social activities. In addition, school-aged children become more […]

What is Dyslexia? What can we do to help?

     Dyslexia is an inherited brain condition that is a difference in the wiring of the brain. It is one of the most common learning disabilities. Dyslexia is a language based disability in basic reading and spelling. The difficulties are related to the connection between sounds and written letters. Cutting up words (decoding) knowing individual words, poor reading fluency and spelling weaknesses […]

HAVE YOU FED YOUR BRAIN TODAY?

Have You Fed Your Brain Today?                                 I have been fascinated with the brain for years, but it is only over the last few years that I have had time to research and learn practical ideas to help children when teaching reading, writing and spelling. Feeding your brain is bigger than Mount Kosciusko. Here are […]

OUR BRAIN CAN PERFORM BETTER

Our Brain Can Perform Better The Active Brain It  well known that our brain can perform better. It only takes a few small additions on a daily basis to effect this change.  Everyone who knows me would know, I am continuously scurrying around finding practical applications to support children who have learning difficulties. This is […]

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