Tag: Language Development

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

Well, parents of monolingual and bilingual children 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 size of bilingual children, when combined…

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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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Secrets for teaching the toddler to share

“Sharing is caring,” it’s a phrase that we parents have grown up listening to and often pass it on to our children. Children follow from those around and pick up cues from the adults they witness in their immediate environment. As parents, we must respect their need and desires and acknowledge the same. 5 tips…

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10 cognitive toys for cognitive development

1. Primo toys cubetto coding toy There’s currently a strong educational focus on teaching children coding, and as a result, lots of new toys, apps, and games are available to encourage and assist with this. The Cubetto is a premium product, but it’s teaching children the basics of coding in a simple, age-appropriate, playful way. Montessori-approved…

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Language development, benefits, those toddlers must know

How do rhymes aid language development? There’s a sense of nostalgia as memories come rushing back. As parents, we hear our children recite rhymes like, ‘Twinkle, Twinkle little star’ or ‘Johny Johny yes papa’. Let’s see how rhymes aid in language development: 1. Awareness of speech sounds: The cadence, rhyme, and repetition of words in nursery…

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Separation anxiety when starting preschool

It’s always difficult to say goodbye to your little one on the first day of school. But it’s time to wipe your tears of grief (or relief!) as your toddler is about to begin school and foster new relationships, some of which will last a lifetime. They’re about to acquire and master skills, absorb knowledge…

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Parents who do not speak English: How can I raise a bilingual child?

As a parent, one of the challenges one can face is raising a bilingual child. Learning a language is a skill. And, as with any other skill such as learning to play an instrument or a sport, practice is vital. Raising bilingual children is a lifelong journey. Providing our children ways to boost their language…

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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…

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9 Tips to raise a reader

If they are able to foster this in their children then they are more likely to learn the mechanics of reading—like letter sounds and how to blend them. With screen time slowly taking centre stage, more effort and creativity is required to develop your child’s love for books.     Make it a habit: Parents…

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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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