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Making Multiplication and Division a Piece of Cake

Dec. 29, 2021

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Imagine your child being enthusiastic about Math, year after year after year. Instead of being anxiety-inducing, homework is a period of quiet focus capped by a sense of satisfaction. With some intentional early action, this can be a reality for you.

Learning math facts, such as the multiplication table, is one of those early intentional actions that have a big payoff in the long run. A calculator or a smartphone can easily multiply and divide for them, so why should children learn to do it by heart? This article explains why, and discusses what makes our Talented and Gifted app ideal for helping your child learn math facts. 

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by Olga Kitina (Special Education Teacher and Speech Therapist)
Hyperactivity in Children: Causes and Ways to Manage It

Dec. 27, 2021

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All the preschool children are usually very active. Preschool children`s activity is the age norm. They like to run, jump, climb on benches and climbing frames, play outdoor games, sing and dance.

How to distinguish a high level of activity from hyperactivity and overexcitability? Read this article to find out!

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by Julie Sheard (Educator and Specialized Instructional Assistant)
4 Skills that Develop your Child’s Fundamental Writing and Spelling Abilities

Dec. 21, 2021

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No parent can describe the pride they feel when they can legibly read a word their child wrote or correctly interpret a drawing. Written and visual expression is essential to communicate with others but is often difficult for young children because of the multiple layers of skills involved in writing. Practice in these four domains will improve your child’s literary success and confidence in their writing ability.

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by Alison Carter (Play Based Educator, ESL Teacher, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Pilates Teacher, Journalist and Writer)
Importance of PHSE Education for Young Learners Development

Dec. 20, 2021

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Ensuring children’s progress in line with their developmental milestones is very important, as it allows them to continue their education in a way that will equip them with the skills they need to function within society. In order to achieve this, children need to be taught relevant personal, practical, economic and emotional life skills, alongside the academic curriculum, all of which will form them into well-rounded human beings. This is the main purpose of PSHE education.

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Flashcard Fun Games at Home

Dec. 17, 2021

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Is your student reluctant to study? Just doesn’t want to pick up those flashcards? We have strategies, games and tips that will make them reluctant to put their flashcards down.

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Christmas Online Activities for Kids

Dec. 16, 2021

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Christmas and other winter holidays are a fussy time for the majority of people. Almost everybody of us finds ourselves shopping for presents or food, decorating and cleaning the house, and cooking treats. Also, our favorite holiday movies and cartoons are being broadcasted on TV during the winter break, and Christmas books are being reread to jog one's memory.

While the holiday season is at its height, we suggest some holiday-related learning activities your kids can engage in while you’re busy with the final preparations for the holiday dinner and wrapping up presents.

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by Alison Carter (Play Based Educator, ESL Teacher, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Pilates Teacher, Journalist and Writer)
Writing Benchmarks for 2nd Graders

Dec. 1, 2021

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As an ESL teacher, English Literature graduate and an experienced journalist I am incredibly familiar with the English language with all of it’s idiosyncrasies. I understand the extensive conventions that need to be mastered in order to use it fluently - specifically in the written form. I think sometimes, as adults and fluent speakers, we can forget the amount of time and effort it took as youngsters to perfect our written communication skills.

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Rhythm, Rhyme and Learning to Read

Nov. 30, 2021

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Rhyming poems are popular with pre-schoolers and kindergarteners; they’re playful, they’re interactive, and they help lay a foundation for reading. 

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by Julie Sheard (Educator and Specialized Instructional Assistant)
Walk up the Reading Mastery Ladder Together with T&G

Nov. 29, 2021

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Learning to read is an essential skill that opens the doors to the world of knowledge for children. It allows them to take charge of their learning, become more adaptable and self-sufficient in their academic study, as well as boost their imagination and creativity through exposure to various types of literature. As young students progress through elementary school, their knowledge of specific subjects should increase and deepen to ensure a stronger comprehension of the academic material at each successive grade level. 

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by Alison Carter (Play Based Educator, ESL Teacher, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Pilates Teacher, Journalist and Writer)
Training Your Preschooler’s Hand for Writing

Nov. 19, 2021

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Ensuring children develop their handwriting skills is important not just for their educational progress, but also for their ability to express themselves and communicate with others. 

As children grow up, their desire to communicate by mark-making advances, and there are many tools and techniques you can adopt during their early attempts to do so. Whether you are a child’s parent or guardian, caregiver or teacher there are many ways you can support the little writer. Let’s dive into some of them. 

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