Why is art important in early childhood?

Play is the way children discover themselves- starting with their fingers, toes and gradually their whole body, mind and emotions. Play is an important part of childhood and art is one such form of play. Art is a language that allows us to express and develop our ideas and emotions; artistic activities are full of…

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Language Development: How can I improve my child’s language?

A team of scientists from Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania is questioning whether the quantity of words matters much at all. A study they published in the journal Psychological Science found that young 4-, 5- and 6-year-olds who engaged in more conversation at home had more brain activity while they were listening to a story…

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5 ways to encourage reluctant readers

Reluctant readers are those who are hesitant to read. One who does not show interest in reading can also be a reluctant reader. Our task as parents is to encourage them in various ways to be confident readers. The reasons for being reluctant could be because they have difficulty in reading, unwilling to read or…

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Benefits of nursery rhymes!

    Believe it or not, nursery rhymes are incredibly powerful influencers in preschool development. Phonemic skill development gained from nursery rhymes has even been scientifically shown to significantly improve reading, spelling and other literacy skills. These ditties seem fairly innocuous at first, but it doesn’t take long before you’re going bonkers from hearing “The Itsy…

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How to teach your child the alphabet?

How to teach your child the alphabet? Teaching the alphabet lays the foundation for reading and writing. While his/her little hands get strengthened with other activities, there will come a day when you will have to teach your little one the letters. By the age of 2 or 3, children begin to show interest in…

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Engaging toddlers in conversation- 6 great ideas!

Toddlers need many opportunities to talk with each other, an adult, one on one and in groups. It’s a cumbersome task to engage toddlers in conversation throughout the day. Conversations with toddlers are essential because they help children express their thoughts, ideas and ask for help from an adult. Sometimes it also helps in resolving…

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Setting up a book club

“When you sell a man a book you don’t sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue — you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night — there‘s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.” —Christopher Morley Book clubs can be incredibly…

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What videos can your kid watch?

Technology has made it super easy to access anything on the overloaded cloud of information – the internet. It has made accessing content so easy that age isn’t a restriction at all. This has led to kids watching any sorts of things on the web, unmitigated. Parenting experts are increasingly spreading awareness of the negative…

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5 Types of Kids Videos to Avoid

It’s bewildering! Your kid’s stubbornness to watch videos on your mobile/tablet. However, it’s not just your child alone, but more than half of his peers! Considering the benefits of audio-visual learning, you wouldn’t want to bring your child up in complete isolation with technology either. This means that the only safe passage is a careful selection…

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Hello English Kids is now listed at kidSAFE

When it comes to kids, safety is one’s principal priority. We at Hello English understand your concern as a parent and therefore feel proud to announce that we have earned the kidSAFE seal. kidSAFE is an independent safety certification service and we are now part of its directory with selected and well-known names like Cartoon…

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