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We strive to achieve Common Core ELA Standards | Kindergarten

Hello English Kids from its genesis has adopted a pedagogy benchmarked against Common Core State Standards. The Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. The standards…

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What are phonics and why are they important?

Phonics very simply put is using letter sounds to help you read words. Most schools use phonics to teach reading. Research shows that teaching reading through phonics enables a child to read at a faster pace. Children at school begin developing their listening skills through the sound of words. Building words from sounds use the sounds…

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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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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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How to handle a hyperactive child?

As a parent, you would agree that no two kids are the same and thus the experience of raising them will not necessarily be the same as well. While it might be easy to bring up some kids whose energy levels are moderate, there might be challenges in taking care of little ones who are…

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Best Traditional Games For Children

Why are traditional games so important for children? With advance tech-gadgets becoming common in every household, the idea of games and fun is getting restrained to games on television, mobiles, computers, tablets, PlayStation and alike. Although these digital games are interesting and undoubtedly fun, excess of everything is bad. Remember the games that you grew…

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Language Milestones For Your Kid

A language is a vast subject in itself and can only be learnt over time. There, however, are set milestones that one should ideally achieve at set intervals to ensure that learning continues smoothly. These milestones serve as a guide to normal development. There is a general age and time when most children pass through…

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