Teaching Phonics & Child Development Tips for Parents. I blog about teaching K-12 children, phonics and education app reviews.

Teacher Suzy is a qualified teacher, tutor and author in San Francisco with several years experience teaching three to eleven year old children.

10 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Guest Post: Teaching Reading with Modern Tech Tools

Author: Reece Jones  @r_am_jones  The Evolving Age for Literacy Skills Development The combination of modern technology and effective reading instruction produces very meaningful results. Educators from all over the world have been making use of high-tech gadgets and lightning fast internet speeds to aid them in teaching kids the wonders of reading. Literacy instruction, among many [...]

29 November 2013 ~ 1 Comment

TinkerED announced winner at Startup Weekend EDU, San Francisco Nov 2013

What is startup Weekend? Startup weekend EDU helps you to kick start your education startup ideas. Over the weekend you form teams with the attendees and get advice and support from valuable mentors who are industry professionals. My Story The idea for TinkerED came from my real life experience when I moved to San Francisco [...]

31 October 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Finding the best educational technology tools: Edshelf

How Edshelf can help you find the best in EdTech This is a great website where you can: Find reviews of educational tools such as Apps and websites. Search for the most popular tools used by the Edshelf community. Create your own collections of educational tools that you use. View favorite collections made by others. [...]

30 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

New Phonics Newsletter

My Phonics Newsletter  I have had such fun reading emails from all the wonderful people who downloaded Fun Phonics for your Little Genius and answering their enquiries. The response was awesome and made me very happy that my book was so well received, so thank you to all of you kind folks who downloaded it. YOU [...]

29 October 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Using prezi to create fun presentations with kids.

What is Prezi? I like to think of Prezi as a big picture of ideas. It is like an interactive poster which you can dive into deeper. Your audience sees the entire idea as one big picture to start, which is then broken into the important parts that make up that big picture. This is [...]

17 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Lesson Sharing Tool: Next Lesson (Check out the spooky halloween lesson)

 What is Next Lesson? Next lesson is a website where you can share and purchase topic based learning projects which are expertly created. Next Lesson aims to answer the driving question: How can we prepare children for the real world?  Their solution is through the topic based approach to learning. Each project also aligns directly [...]

11 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving App for Early Years

Thinking skills and Problem Solving Children need opportunities to develop their critical thinking skills, personal capabilities and problem solving skills. This App, Sorting Machine  is a great place to start getting your child started. The App focuses on: Sequencing Children are presented with opportunities to order things such as letters alphabetically, numbers in numerical order and [...]

12 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Fun Phonics Game (CVC Words)

Making Learning Fun When children enjoy what they are doing, they will learn best and want to keep at the activity. What the children will learn Children will have fun building words. They will practice choosing and hearing and medial vowel sounds. Practice hearing and finding the beginning and end sounds in a word. What you Need [...]

03 September 2013 ~ 1 Comment

How to help your child get ahead in Phonics.

1. What is Phonics? Fun Phonics For Your Little Genius Phonics is an understanding that the sounds we use are represented by letters. Phonics is the basis and the starting point for your child to succeed in speaking, reading and spelling. It helps children to recognize the sounds of the letters in the alphabet and to [...]

07 August 2013 ~ 0 Comments


Socrative This is a great tool for teachers to use for a quick check on students knowledge. How to use it Sign up is quick and easy from  http://www.socrative.com/ Follow simple directions to set up quizzes and get a room number. Children go straight to the website on their device and can join your room [...]