Tag: vocab building

How do I get my child started? What are pre-writing skills and how to I teach them?

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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Reading and writing: First grade

The number of words your first grader can read and spell increases dramatically during this year. Children can achieve this through lots of practice, at school and at home. Through talking with adults, listening to books read aloud, and discussing everyday experiences, they continue to develop the language skills that help them learn to read…

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Engaging toddlers in conversations

Your toddler’s language will start to ‘explode’ soon, although your child has been learning about words, sounds and back-and-forth conversations since birth. To develop language and conversation skills, toddlers need many opportunities to talk with each other, an adult, one on one and in groups. It’s a cumbersome task to engage toddlers in conversation throughout…

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What grammar topics should my child know by grade 2?

Grammar is a vital aspect of language, especially for younger children. At any stage, it is of utmost importance as communication can be misunderstood without the proper use of grammar. Hence, whether is basic nouns or verbs or even using punctuation accurately. The concepts and skills attained are beneficial at every age. Curriculum for Grammar…

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What are phonics, why are they important, and how do I teach them to my child?

Phonics very simply put is using letter sounds to help you read the 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…

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How do I teach my child to spell?

Here are some fun ways to teach a child how to spell: 1. Memory Game: Create a double set of word cards and play a game of ‘Spelling Word Memory’ This is done by spreading out the cards facing down and then taking turns flipping two cards at a time to find a pair. 2….

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Brain development activities for toddlers

At birth, your child already has almost all of the neurons they’ll need for the rest of their lives, even though their brains are only 25% the size of an adult brain. At just three years old, your child’s brain will be about 80% the size of an adult brain. Toddlers learn things more quickly…

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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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Tracking my child’s learning progress on Hello English Kids

How can I track my child’s learning progress on Hello English Kids? If you engage your kid in a learning activity but can’t track your child’s learning progress then it becomes difficult to decide the future course of action. But we’ve thought this through to ensure that Hello English Kids is not an educational App…

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