Tag: vocabulary

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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Engaging toddlers in conversation

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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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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Increasing the vocabulary of a toddler

1. Reading: Pick the right books wherein there are a lot of pictures and words that build knowledge. You will be astonished at your toddler recognizing a bird and its various types such as toucans, eagles, budgies and more. Parents must focus on reading the right way. Read through every page and allow the child…

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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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What are sight words 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 recognize, read, and understand them almost immediately upon seeing them.  When it is applied to early reading instruction, it typically refers to the set of about 100 words that keeps reappearing on…

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Language Milestones For Your Kid

A language is a vast subject in itself and can only be learnt over time. There, however, are set milestones that one should ideally achieve at set intervals to ensure that learning continues smoothly. These milestones serve as a guide to normal development. There is a general age and time when most children pass through…

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