Archive | Learning

30 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

‘Counting’ by Kiddom

‘Counting’ App by kiddom Areas for child development:- Counting Develops skills of one to one correspondence as it promotes touch counting. Kids touch and can move the objects while counting. Sorting skills / making sets Children have to count a certain item, within a group of other items. I love that this encourages set making and [...]

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15 May 2013 ~ 4 Comments

DIY Phonics Flip Board

How to make your own Phonics flip board. What you need: Spiral bound Note book Pens Scissors How to construct: Turn the book landscape with the spirals at the top. Split the book into  3 equal sized columns and cut the columns all the way to the top.   Write all the consonants on the [...]

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06 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Another great Phonics App: “ABC Pocket Phonics”

Type of activities Build simple words by listening to sounds. Short words like ‘am’ ‘cat’ are read out slowly. Each sound is pronounced so the child can hear and identify the sounds. Tracing letters for letter formation and hand writing practice.   Level / Age range targeted Early Years: Beginning Phonics. Includes individual sounds and [...]

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31 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Enhancing concentration

Concentration All children have different levels of concentration. Some children can focus for longer periods of time than others. There are many influencing factors that can affect our levels of concentration. To help your child:- Avoid distractions Children are easily distracted. To focus your child’s attention, when doing homework for example, ensure to keep distractions [...]

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30 January 2012 ~ 1 Comment

How do I choose a suitable toy, game or activity for my child?

Play is the most natural thing to a child and through play children learn. There is a wealth of gadgets and gizmos and toys for us to choose from. Here are a few ideas to choose toys and games to encourage your child’s growth in a range of areas. Social development Multiple player games. There [...]

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02 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

How well do you really know your own child?

With our busy lifestyles and work loads you can miss valuable signs and opportunities of getting to know your child. By not taking time to talk with your child about their experiences and noticing what they are really enjoying means you are not truly aware of their interests. In return you will not be able [...]

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26 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

How to make your child a genius

Have you ever wondered why your one year old wants to climb into that cupboard or lift that expensive ornament? The answer is simple: children are naturally curious. They are exploring and showing their curious nature and this is no bad thing. Children from a young age want to find out about everything and anything, [...]

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26 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Children learn through doing

Why can’t children sit still? It’s warm, you’re tired, all the kids want to do is get up and go all the time. We’ve all been there. But it is only natural, and there is a reason for this. (And no, the answer is not because they have ants in their pants!!!) Children learn through doing [...]

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26 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

How to teach and encourage repetitive learning

Repetition, Repetition, Repetition… Have you ever noticed how a baby completes the same activity over and over again. They throw something on the floor numerous times for you to pick up or they put a ball in a pot repeatedly and throw it out. Each time they do it they get the same joy. But [...]

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