Insect Curriculum Plan

This EYLF Insect Curriculum Plan will help you get started when your children show an interest in anything to do with Insects! This science focused Curriculum Plan is designed to get children exploring, investigating and inquiring all about the wonderful around them! Included in this pack – INSECT TEACHER BINDERS Start your file with Binder […]

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My Classroom

As I reflect on the things happening in my class this Term I feel tremendously blessed. I wake up in the morning so excited about the kids and families I have contact with. I am excited to have fun things for the kids to be learning and to be involved with. One of the things […]

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7 Best Books that Teach the Alphabet

When you start to teach your child the Alphabet there are a number of quality early childhood books that can help you in this task. Setting up a box of Alphabet books is a super practical idea to encourage your baby, toddler and preschooler to learn the alphabet. 7 Best Alphabet Books to Teach Alphabet […]

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How to Teach Your Child the Alphabet

Knowing how to correctly teach the alphabet is very important. You will need to consider your child’s age and early literacy experiences. Pre schoolers may often be able to sing the alphabet song – ABCDEFG… but this does not mean your child actually knows the alphabet sounds, recognition and letters. A phonological awareness base is […]

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What is Phonological Awareness and How to Develop It?

What is Phonological Awareness? Phonological awareness refers to an individual’s awareness of the phonological structure, or sound structure, of spoken words. Phonological awareness is an important and reliable predictor of laterreading ability and has, therefore, been the focus of much research. Phonological awareness involves the detection and manipulation of sounds at three levels of sound structure: syllables, onsets and rimes, and  phonemes. […]

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What is Phonemic Awareness and how to develop it?

What is Phonemic Awareness? Phonemic awareness is a subset of phonological awareness in which listeners are able to hear, identify and manipulate phonemes, the smallest units of sound that can differentiate meaning. Separating the spoken word “cat” into three distinct phonemes, /k/, /æ/, and /t/, requires phonemic awareness. The National Reading Panel has found that phonemic awareness improves children’s word reading and reading comprehension, as well as helping children […]

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Starskills Animal Early Learning Program Overview

Starskills Animal Early Learning Program Overview Included with each Starskills Early Learning Program is an overview. This overview is a simple layout of what to focus on each week. It is simple for parents, leaders and educators. Teachers can include this in their programming but also be attentive to the needs of the children through […]

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Starskills Animal Early Learning Program

I have just finished creating the Starskills Animal Early Learning Program! I am so excited to be able to share what this program includes! Starskills Early Learning Programs are for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and kindy students. Programs are designed to be easily implemented in playgroups, ESL and early learning settings such as daycares, pre kindy […]

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Language Development In Children – Babies, Toddlers & Pre Schoolers

Here are ages and pointers for each year of development. Most children will not follow this to the letter it is only a developmental guide. If you have concerns please see your paediatrician or local speech pathologist. Starskills Online Membership : Weekly Early Learning Vocabulary and Online Printables & Worksheets 6 Month Old Language Development […]

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How to Develop Your Child’s Vocabulary

Here are some things you can start doing today that will help your child to develop their vocabulary as your child grows. Vocabulary development is foundational to future literacy skills including reading and writing. Below you will find practical things you can do with your baby, toddler and pre schooler to develop your child’s vocabulary […]

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