Browsing articles tagged with " early childhood"
Feb
28
2010

Easy Learning Games Using Magnetic Letters

Every family with preschool and primary age children should have a set of magnetic letters on their refrigerator.  They are a fun and easy teaching tool.  Here are a few activities for preschoolers: 1)   Make the names of people and animals in the family. 2)  Sort upper and lower case letters.  Pair and match upper and lower …Related Posts:When Your Child Needs to be RetainedHow to Encourage a Struggling LearnerHand Print HeartWhat Makes Kindergarten Teachers [...]

Feb
21
2010

All About Learning Sight Words

I was wondering if you have suggestions for helping a student in the first grade learn sight words.  My son’s teacher sent home quite a long list of words that he needs to be able to read and write before the end of the year.  We have been practicing some of them and I am …Related Posts:Apps that Help Kids with GSPWhy Learning Sight Words is ImportantPhonics vs. Sight WordsHow To Memorize Spelling WordsHelping Your [...]

Feb
13
2010

How To Memorize Spelling Words

   Tips To Help Memorize Spelling Words:    Look at the word.   Write the word on an index card.   Say the word aloud.   Spell the word aloud.   Write the word five times.   Double check your spelling.   Write the word in a sentence.   Be sure to take a pretest before you take the real test! Related Posts:Ways To Raise a WriterWhy Learning Sight Words is ImportantAll About Learning Sight [...]

Feb
6
2010

Helping Your Toddler Get A Good Night’s Sleep

  I can not get my two and a half year old son to stay in bed at night.  Do you have ideas for getting kids to sleep in their own bed?  I’m a firm believer in consistency and structure when it comes to bedtime.  Just like the current advice that’s out there for adults that can’t …Related Posts:Hand Print HeartWhat Makes Kindergarten Teachers Crazy? Five Ways to Read with Your ToddlerWhen Your Child Needs [...]

Jan
10
2010

Three Easy Ways to Get Your Preschooler on the Path to Algebraic Thinking

Learning how to classify, sort and form patterns at an early age gives a child a jump start in math before they even enter elementary school.  Here are three easy activities that you can do together at home. 1.  Sorting.  Let your child help out by sorting laundry, for example, matching and pairing socks by size …Related Posts:Hand Print HeartWhat Makes Kindergarten Teachers Crazy? Five Ways to Read with Your ToddlerWhen Your Child Needs to [...]

Jan
1
2010

Reading Strategies for Beginners

My daughter is in grade 1. She is bringing home little books to practice reading with us. We also have lots of books around our house and I notice that she is starting to pick them up and read them. She loves to read and seems quite confident. I know it all sounds great but …Related Posts:How to Encourage a Struggling LearnerHand Print HeartWhat Makes Kindergarten Teachers Crazy? Five Ways to Read with Your ToddlerWhen [...]

Dec
6
2009

LET BOYS BE BOYS – BUT LET THEM BE GENTLEMAN TOO

I am the mother of three boys, ages three, five and eight. They are constantly pushing each other around and fighting to be first at whatever they do. I feel like I’m a general in the army that has to go around shouting orders all the time. Any ideas to help me get some piece …Related Posts: Advice From 1st Grade for Presidential DebatersHand Print HeartWhat Makes Kindergarten Teachers Crazy? Five Ways to Read with [...]

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