Browsing articles tagged with " literacy"
Jan
14
2012

YouTube and Teaching Go Hand in Hand

Gueat Post By Heather Smith New social media tactics can be scary for teachers to implement who are set in their ways and nervous about branching out into different realms of teaching. However YouTube has proved to be a significant source of providing quality information in a succinct and engaging manner that appeal to the younger generations. Combining a more …Related Posts:Dos and Don’ts in Writing College Application EssaysHow to Succeed in an Online School8 [...]

Oct
30
2011

Story Tellers: Telling Stories Around the House

Guest Post by Dawn Little Storytelling: The art of creating and sharing a narrative orally or through writing.   Storytelling has been around for centuries; oral stories were often committed to memory and passed down from generation to generation.  Later, people began writing down stories and passing them to the next generation.  Storytelling is a fun and …Related Posts:YouTube and Teaching Go Hand in Hand Five Ways to Read with Your ToddlerWant to Keep Your Child [...]

Jul
25
2011

Five Ways to Read with Your Toddler

Try to read books with your child every day, even if it is only for a short time.  Books can become a source of comfort and are a great way to wind down, share cuddle time and make the transition to bedtime or a nap.  But don’t just rely on books; employ reading moments throughout …Related Posts: Great Educational Gifts For Kids of All Ages In a Tight Economy What Every Kindergartner Needs to KnowTips [...]

Jul
11
2011

Want to Keep Your Child Reading this Summer?

A great way to keep your child interested in reading over the summer is to start a book club.  It can be as simple or as elaborate as you choose.  Parents should read the book selections first and outline some thoughtful questions that the kids can discuss. For younger readers questions should be simpler: Who? …Related Posts:How to Keep Your Child Reading this SummerHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter BooksNot Your Average [...]

May
21
2011

Setting the Stage to Raise a Reader

Guest Post by: Dawn Little Links to Literacy It has been said that the most critical years of a child’s life is the first five.  This is the time when one does the most growing; physically, mentally, and emotionally.  If you think about it, the foundation is set in these first five years.  And parents are the …Related Posts:Helping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter BooksTales From 1st GradeApps that Help Kids with [...]

Dec
20
2010

Great Educational Gifts For Kids of All Ages In a Tight Economy

Here are some gift suggestions which may help you to save money this holiday season on educational gifts for children: 1.  Toddlers – Save that box your ‘fridge came in, or even if you splurge and buy something new, save the large box for your toddler.  A box big enough to climb into is a great …Related Posts:Book Review The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens Five Ways to Read with Your ToddlerTalking to Teachers About [...]

Sep
26
2009

Three very simple steps to help your young child’s writing:

1) For proper hand placement, put a piece of masking tape around the lower portion of the pencil where the child should grip it. If needed, put dots with a permanent marker on the tape to show where each finger should go. Of course when the pencil is sharpened, you’ll have to move or replace …Related Posts:Improving Handwriting at HomeYouTube and Teaching Go Hand in HandHow to Engage StudentsStory Tellers: Telling Stories Around the HouseWorks [...]

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