30 July 2013 ~ 2 Comments

My favourite Phonics and Literacy Websites

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/     One of my favourite all round sites. A fabulous range of activities to support a wide range of skills including Phonics. I love that you can choose the level of difficulty from medium to really hard Great quality of games and visuals that kids love.   http://www.starfall.com/   Good for beginning and [...]

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26 June 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Hairy Letters Phonics App

Hairy Letters A fantastic App to teach and consolidate your child’s phonics skills. It encourages practice of the key skills for successful Phonics development. Skills developed Letters are introduced systematically and grouped by colour. Each of the letters are hidden under ice. As the children study the letters, they are cracked open. This enables you [...]

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13 June 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Duck Duck Moose Reading

Duck Duck Moose Reading This is a great Phonics App for kids learning Phonics. It is great for both Pre-School or your child’s first year at school. About the App Teaches the sounds of the letters of the alphabet. You can have multiple user accounts. Provides adults with simple to read reports on progress / [...]

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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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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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27 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Using Fundanoodle Magnastix

Using the “Magnastix: I can build Upper Case Letters” When I opened this product I was wowed by the bright colours and colourful, clear directions for building the letters. I could not wait to get started to try out making some of the letters. I used this product with two kindergarten children. They were just [...]

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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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