Tag: alphabets

5 ways to get your child active

We all know that children need to be active every day. They are supposed to get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. It sounds an easy goal while reading it, but not so once you get down to implementing it! The key is finding healthy ways to keep them active. 1. Outdoor Sports: A sports class…

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Learning milestones: Social skills (second grade)

Social skills are important skills for second grade that your child is gaining awareness and a sense of independence. You will notice how your child is gaining more self control over his/her behaviour. 1. Begins to become more self-aware; recognizes strengths and weakness in his abilities. 2. Is gaining more self-control in her behavior and…

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Learning milestones: Social skills (first grade)

The social skills that are important for first grade build heavily on the social-emotional milestones that your child began to develop in kindergarten. The main focus in first grade with relation to social needs is the ability to communicate and interact. Here are 20 social skills that have been vital for first graders: 1. Shows…

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Alphabets or phonics first?

As parents we often find ourselves at the roadblock of teaching alphabet letter names or sounds first. Learning the alphabet is an essential piece of learning how to read puzzle. Teaching the letter first has it’s advantages: 1. Foundation of English Language: The basis of English literacy instruction is knowledge of the alphabet. While it…

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Is pretend play good for my child?

Pretend play is when your child will start to mimic and act out familiar activities that he or she has seen you do. Role play and imagination is encouraged as your child serves food for the Teddy bear and bake muffins. Your toddler might begin imitating adult behavior such as talking on the phone, reading…

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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 learning the alphabet. While some kids learn…

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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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