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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 […]

The Insider’s Guide to Improving Attention

  Attention is a BIG problem in today’s classrooms when teaching kids to read, write and spell. http://www.letterboxlearntoread.com/teaching-kids-read-spell-write-ready-naplan-testing Inattention shows up in children for many different reasons and is a complex problem. BUT there are ways to support these children. The Insider’s Guide to Improving Attention offers ways to support children bit by bit to […]

How to Improve Results in Reading and Spelling

       GET YOUR TENTACLES INTO SUPPORTING CHILDREN IN LEARNING TO READ AND WRITE  We are always looking for ways to improve results. There are some basic principles that will improve results in any area. As an example, I am going to use a small remediation group of aged nine and ten children that I […]

Preparing for Phonological Awareness with Attention Activities

                                                                       Stand up and pay attention   Last week we discussed the greatest predictor of reading and spelling success, Phonological Awarenesss.To make certain that Phonological Awareness is successful, the child must be able to maintain attention. So, for today’s content I will look at activities that can be used for this purpose. Alertness is […]

Sounding for Beginning Readers

Sounding for beginning readers must never be underestimated. We are talking about the sounding skills that children learn to tune their ears before they begin the formal learning of PHONICS. This skill, called Phonological Awareness, is the GREATEST predictor of reading and spelling success. Research has been telling us this for years but still some […]

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