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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07 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

“IXL Math Practice and Lessons” to keep your child ahead in Math over the summer.

Helping your child keep ahead with their Maths skills over the summer by using this fun website. Fight the summer learning slump. Help your child keep ahead and keep their brains ticking over the summer. Check out this fantastic website “IXL Maths, Online maths practice and lessons” that develops your child’s math skills. Perfect as [...]

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08 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Tutoring the little kids: Where to start? Meet the child and parents first in an informal setting. A coffee shop works well. Get to know the parents and the child and ensure that everyone is a good fit. It is so important that both the child and parent feel secure and comfortable with you as [...]

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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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18 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

What is Reggio Emilia Education?

Reggio Emila Who started it? Loris Malaguzzi, a teacher, from Italy. What is Reggio Emilia? A few key quotes to describe The Reggio approach: “ It is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment.” “Parents are viewed as partners, collaborators and advocates for [...]

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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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19 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Developing Conflict Resolution

Children need our help to demonstrate how to sort disputes independently. An ability to resolve conflicts will promote social development and assist your child in making friendships. Talk about it Remind children to use kind words and not their hands to sort disputes. Help your child to use their words by demonstrating. At a young [...]

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06 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Fundanoodle: Using the I can Bead, Lace, Rip, Trace! Multi-Activity Kit.

Fundanoodle http://www.fundanoodle.com/ The beading activity in this kit is wonderful. The beads are perfectly sized for small hands. The box includes pipe cleaners, shoe laces and yarn for threading the beads. The Kindergarten children loved making their own necklaces. In the pack there are patterns to follow. The girls loved following these patterns to make [...]

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14 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

How to effectively support early writing skills

Children are never too young to start writing. Believe it or not your child’s first scribble is the stepping stones towards writing. Developing your child’s fine motor skills Children need to develop their fine motor skills before they can learn to write in a more formal way. Play games and activities to enhance this area [...]

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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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