Month: July 2012

Child Literacy for Kindergarten and First Graders for Advanced School Results

In the previous article we spoke about the need to boost your child’s literacy from the day they are born. Starting good reading habits and making learning and adventure will help kids stay fired up about attending school and learning in a group setting. To build on the positive habits once your child is out of preschool, there are a few activities you can indulge in to help increase overall literacy and academic performance. Kindergarten At this age, children will start to have more structured instruction that moves away from picture based forms to more of the written type. Chances are your child will have mastered the memorization and identification the alphabet, but that doesn’t mean that you should abandon letters. Keep several books that have single pages dedicated to each letter on hand. Ask you child to point to letters and make their sounds, this increases sound formation in improves literacy building blocks. It may sound like a simple exercise, but each English letter has on average over five different sounds! Allowing your child to show off their skill build their self esteem which leads to more confidence in the classroom. When your child is confident in school, they are more likely to participate in education actives and increase their overall performance. Reading to your child isn’t only a good way to bond, but it’s a good way...

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Child Literacy for Babies and Toddlers for Advanced Pre-School Results

Most parents equate literacy only with school age children, but in actuality literacy starts from birth. Interacting with your child helps them to connect things they hear along with visual aids to printed words. Teaching your child literacy from the very beginning will help them to perform better in school and be more attentive in class. There are many ways to engage your child to make learning fun and effortless. Depending on their age, you can use some of the following tips below. Babies Small babies learn most by watching how you form your words and the sounds you make. Using “baby talk” may be cute, but can actually impair an infant’s speech recognition learning process. Instead of speaking garbled sounds, try using smaller words spoken in a soothing manner. Not only will your baby watch how you form words, but will be able to associate certain sounds with subsequent actions much faster. The earlier a baby is able to distinguish sounds, the easier it will be to teach additional literacy skills to build a solid foundation for their educational future. Toddlers Toddlers are the best learners, not only are they eager for everything new, but they take well to kind correction. Avoid punishing for improper pronunciation or forgetting words, instead, make a practice of gently reminding them when they falter. Toddlers also have highly active imaginations, so rhymes...

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Closing of “Your Baby Can Read”

Well, I am a bit surprised at the announcing of “Your Baby Can Read” company closing.  Read News release below… By NBCNews.com staff and wires The company that persuaded hundreds of thousands of parents to buy Your Baby Can Read products is going out of business, citing the high cost of fighting complaints alleging its ads were false. The company announced its decision in a notice on its website. “Regretfully, the cost of fighting recent legal issues has left us with no option but to cease business operations. While we vehemently deny any wrongdoing, and strongly believe in our...

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Math Learning Activities for my three years old

Learning to compare: First you have to collect bottles of several heights, and let the children work in group to arrange them from smallest to largest. Children always learn in a better way when they are involved in performing things practically. Things like addition, subtraction, and division become much easier for them. For teaching them math concepts you can use their toys, blocks, or anything that you thing can engage the child’s interest. This way your child would also learn about quantity and different sizes. Learning the written form of Numbers: It is not so complicated to teach your child about numbers. Through carrying out simple activities your child would be able to learn numbers very easily. Take a colorful paper and trace the number that you want to teach your child. After tracing the number, cut it out into 2 or 3 pieces to form a simple puzzle. Ask your child to fit the pieces and glue them on a white sheet of paper to form the number. Using this activity you can teach your child numbers from 0-9. INSTRUCTIONS: Do not cut the number into many pieces else your child would get confused. Cut each number into different colors to make it interesting for your child. For the beginners, provide a sample of completed numbers, so that your child can use it for reference. Learning names of...

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Social Studies Activities for Kindergarteners

Now days, kindergarten is not too young to teach a child how to use a telephone. It’s a skill that every child must learn under the social studies topics. It also helps to learn the numbers as children practice this over and over again. While you are teaching your child, you are actually facing one big problem. You do not want the phone to be billed even for a minute, and you would not this experiment run so freely. Here is a phone that you can make with your child, to teach him its use. You can make a couple of them and let your child use them to practice the important numbers in your family. Here is what you would need to make a telephone. What You Need: Piece of card stock paper, in any color Pack of ¾” round stickers, any color (available in office supply stores) Pack of ¼” sticker “dots” in a different color (also available in office supply stores) Small post-its Markers Scissors Instructions:  You would first need to cut a cordless phone from hard card paper. It should be 8- 1/2 long and 3 in widths. Then copy the features of the phone that your family uses the most. Help your child copy the features of the key; the screen at the top showing the number. In the area of buttons, make your...

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