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Three ways to categorize young readers are emergent, beginning, and independent.
Emergent reading is defined as children’s interaction with reading and writing before they can actually read and write. Emergent readers c... Read more
The ability to compare numbers helps your child understand quantity and number relationship. This understanding develops deeper math skills needed for more complex math operations in higher grades. One way to practice this sk... Read more
by Anne G. Faigen
Until a friend described a recent visit with his middle-school-age grandson, I had no idea of a debate raging about the teaching of penmanship. My friend told me, “I got tired of his being in some alte... Read more
Listening to children’s music is a fun way to help your young student make connections needed for reading. These connections include:
It can also be a great enrich... Read more
Using fine motor activities involving hand and finger movements is a great way to get a young child to practice and remember number concepts.
Here are two easy ways to mesh fine motor and simple math readiness skills for your... Read more
Young students usually first learn simple “cvc” words—consonant, vowel, consonant. These are simple three-letter words such as cat, pet, hid, hop, and cub. Three-letter words help a young reader learn as he ... Read more
Many teens spend a great deal of time on social sites networking with friends. One concern I have about that relates to language skills. It is acceptable on these sites to use improper grammar and spelling, and we often blame... Read more
Dexterity, a good grip, and eye-hand coordination are abilities that all young students need in order to print legibly. These require fine motor skills, which means using smaller muscle groups in the hands, and fingers. Yet b... Read more
Summer is a wonderful time to introduce your young student to “simple science.” One great way to start is to encourage your child to become a “weather watcher.” After watching or listening to a local w... Read more
I started to write my blog this week about why there are so many students in middle and upper school who cannot write legibly. I was going to place the blame on lack of instruction, too little practice, or poor pencil grip. L... Read more