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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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Language development, benefits, those toddlers must know

Rhymes : How do rhymes aid language development? There’s a sense of nostalgia as memories come rushing back when 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: Awareness of speech sounds: The cadence, rhyme, and repetition of…

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10 Picture books your child will love!

1.Boynton’s Greatest hits: these are a series of 4 books which are Blue hat, Green hat; A to Z; Doggies and Moo,Baa,La La La! These are short and easy books which are perfect for toddlers in terms of content, size, cheerful colors, silly animals, few words. In the words of Sandra Boynton, it’s truly, ‘Serious…

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Starting preschool: Separation anxiety

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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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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Improving spoken English: 10 tips that work!

1. Reading a habit: Parents can begin with making reading a habit for their toddlers. At a specific time such as ‘bed time’ the child and parent read together. While a child snuggles to their parent, the warmth and coziness makes them enjoy the book and concentrate better. This expands vocabulary which surely improves language….

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Raising a toddler who doesn’t share

5 Creative activities that promote sharing: 1. Co-operative art: Your toddler and his friend get paper plates to decorate. They can make a face with the materials provided. Place decorative craft materials such as feathers, pom poms, and yarn on several small plates for the children to share. To encourage children to pass items to each other,…

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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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