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by Olga Kitina (Teacher-defectologist and Speech Therapist)

Speech Development of Children Aged From 1 to 2

July 20, 2021

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By the age of 12 months, there are already 8-10 words in the active dictionary of a child, and from that moment the verbal period of speech development begins. By the second year, the number of words in the active dictionary increases to 300-400, of which children can build simple sentences of 2-3 words. It would be a mistake to assume that all this comes to the child spontaneously, of course. To develop speech, it is necessary to communicate with adults, which contributes to the formation of thinking and speech, and the development of cognitive activity. 

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Being a Korean Child. The Learning Curve

May 5, 2021

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Today we have a talk with Hyan Min. He’s a husband and father of one, living in Korea. He works in private equity and is a venture capitalist who takes great pride in ensuring his daughter is well equipped for her future. We’re very interested to learn about what life is like raising a daughter in Korea as well as the challenges faced in the education system particularly surrounding the English language. 

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What Is Reading Fluency, and Why Is It So Important?

May 3, 2021

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“My student can read every word in this book, why does his teacher say it is too hard?” As a teacher this is a phrase we hear every year. When it comes to a student’s ability to understand or comprehend a book there is a lot more than just being able to pronounce all the words. The gold standard of reading is reading fluency. 

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School Doesn’t Have to Be a Drag: Ways to Encourage Your Children to Love Learning

April 26, 2021

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As kids grow older, parents and teachers see it all the time: some kids start to hate school. While there are many varied reasons why this change occurs, there are a plethora of strategies parents can use to help their kids stay happy at school and form a healthy, lifelong love of learning. Read this article to discover steps that parents can take to help their kids stay engaged at school and to nurture a love for discovery and learning! 

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Mnemonic Strategies to Improve Memory and Learning Retention in Children

April 20, 2021

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Children today are expected to learn and know more at younger ages than ever before. When thinking about the huge amount of fact they will learn in just the first few years of elementary school, it can be easy for any parent or student to become quickly overwhelmed. Luckily there are many tricks that kids can use to help them memorize and retain information. This article discusses and defines mnemonics for memory training, and how simple mnemonic tricks can make learning easier and faster.

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Key Approaches and Activities to Increase Counting Fluency

April 7, 2021

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Starting from toddlerhood, we teach kids to count with a little help from children’s book, technology, and maybe a few TV educational shows.  However, as our little learners grow into preschoolers, they must build fluency in counting, not only recognizing the numbers, but understanding them, too! Since counting is just the first step in learning everything else in math, it’s critical that kids get better, faster, and smarter when they count. To do this, check out the best practices for planning counting activities, and discover fresh activity ideas to your child’s daily learning routine!

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