How to Develop Confident Kids

We all desire to have confident kids. Kids that hold their heads up high and that show resilience. Kids that are confident in new situations. Are kids just born this way or are there things we can do as educators and parents to help our children in this? I have been working with children for […]

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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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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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