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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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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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Best Short Stories for Kids

Fables as they are called, are short fictional stories that feature animals and other legendary beings to which the kids can related to. Today, we take you through some of the best short stories for kids. Fables are educational and fun for children since they lead to a particular moral at the end. You can start…

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The Best Board Games to Play to Bond With Your Kids

Board games can be fun, educational and can promote family bonding. They are a perfect medium for parents to communicate with the children. Irrespective of the weather, board games are a great option: Whether it’s stormy outside or it’s a cold dark winter night or a summer vacation when you are just too bored to…

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