Saturday, 20 May 2017

30 Days Writing Journal for Kids

Writing is usually developed slower than reading, only because parents and teachers tend to focus more on reading than writing. It's like the poor cousin of reading.

What can you do to change this? 

Focus more on writing. As you would get your child or students to read every day, you'd want to have them write every day as well. It's by practicing daily writing that children build up their writing 'muscles'. 

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Teacher Appreciation Week Colouring Sheet

It's Teacher Appreciation Week!

Teachers work hard to educate their children but are not given much recognition for it. So we deserve a whole week dedicated to us.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

World Book Day Colouring Sheet

World Book Day is this Sunday 23rd 2017!

What a great excuse to be reading on this day. Are you and your children ready for it? Get them excited with this colouring in sheet. Colour it, decorate your room with it and then grab a book to read. Download the pdf below.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Get Ready for Number Activities

Learning numbers is more than just counting. By the end of the first school year, not only do children need to be able to count but to also recognise numbers, count each item and write the numbers. Each of these requires a different set of skills. 

To prepare your child and give him an advantage, you can start teaching him these concepts in a fun and playful way. 

1. Rote Counting

Friday, 3 March 2017

How to Teach Your Child to Read

Reading is an enjoyable pastime for children when they can read. Most kids’ eyes will light up with excitement as they eagerly open a new book. But when they can’t read, it becomes drudgery and a heavy burden. It makes me sad for the child to see him heave a big sigh when it came time for him to read. 

This is Not How You Want Your Child to Read

This child reluctantly opens a book and starts reading the words that he recognises. Everything is fine with the first few words that he can read until he encounters a word that he has never seen before. He looks at the first letter and sometimes uses the context of what he’s reading to make a guess at the word. Most of the time, it is the wrong word.