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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: Language skills (kindergarten)

It’s usual for kindergartners to have tantrums or get upset when things don’t go their way. But what is important is the language skills they must acquire by the end of kindergarten. Language allows them to relive their experiences and to think about them. Here are 20 language skills that every parent could aim at instilling…

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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 thats are vital for first graders: 1. Shows confidence…

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Learning milestones: Second grade: Reading and writing

The road to success for reading and writing can be mapped through the milestones expected for the children for second grade. Keep in mind that kids develop at different paces and spend varying amounts of time at each stage. 1. Making connections: Second graders make connections between what they’ve read and their own experience. The character’s actions…

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Guide to great playdates for big kids

Gone are the days when your child would be occupied with a single box of toys! As the children get older, it becomes increasingly difficult to make their free time productive. Hence, playdate is a suitable option which allows you some ‘me’ time as well. Older kids have an increasing need to form social connections…

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Can you teach more than one language at the same time?

Well, parents of monolingual and bilingual children alike are eager for their little ones to utter the first words. It’s an exciting time to learn more about what the baby is thinking. However, a common concern, especially for bilingual parents, is that their child is not learning fast enough. Vocabulary sizes of bilingual children, when…

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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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Sight words: What are they and why are they important? How do I teach my child sight words?

What are sight words? Sight words are high frequency words which appear frequently in our reading and writing. Ideally, your child should be able recognise, read, and understand them almost immediately upon seeing them. The sight words are a collection of words that a child should learn to recognize without sounding out the letters. When…

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What should my child know before starting school?

Research shows that children who are well-prepared for their first year of school have a much better chance of settling in and succeeding in school, giving them a significant head start for later years. Apart from basic skills such as listening and following simple instructions, communicating their needs, they should also be able to understand…

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Shy child? How to help your child participate and talk more?

A shy child is one who is nervous in the company of others. It’s vital to stress on the fact that shyness is a personality trait and not a fault. As parents we must avoid labeling the child shy. Understanding this is half the battle won!   There’s nothing wrong with shyness. A shy child…

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