Educational

  1. Literacy and play - how your child can learn whilst having fun

    Literacy and play - how your child can learn whilst having fun

    Literacy and play can go hand in hand. There are so many ways your child can practice learning their letters and sounds whilst having fun and even engaging in physical activity. Children don't need to sit at a desk, in front of a TV or staring at a tablet in order to master the pre-reading and writing concepts.

    Here are a few simple ideas to get your kids moving, playing and learning at the same time. Continue reading

  2. Bring a bear - Why teachers need to do this at the beginning of term 1

    Bring a bear - Why teachers need to do this at the beginning of term 1

    Want to start the school year off with an engaged and smiling bunch of students? You need to do this! Continue reading

  3. Our clever number set helps with more than numbers

    Our clever number set helps with more than numbers

    The most clever number set you will see - It's more than matching & learning numbers

    What makes a clever number set? An educational resource should be made with more than one intended use. As someone who has been both a teacher and a mother, getting value for money in a product meant being able to use it for a number of things or in a number of ways. This is how I designed the magnetic matching set - Numbers 13-24. It's a very clever number set.

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  4. Spelling and grammar errors - even adults get these wrong

    Spelling and grammar errors - even adults get these wrong

    Sticky grammar and spelling

     

    Some spelling and grammar errors are everywhere these days (thanks internet). It's not just kids that get certain English words wrong when spelling them... and with online interaction and social media being far more prevalent these days people are writing more and more. There are some 'mental checks' you can do to make sure you're using the right word when you write. I've compiled a few but will add to it as more come to me. Be sure to pay attention to the brilliance of my images. I'm not just a pretty face, I'm actually smart sometimes too! When you teach children you learn about how to deliver something that will stick. There are easy ways to remember confusing spelling and grammar structures, when it's explained well.

    Let me show them to you!

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  5. Teaching the X sound as 'X as in box'

    Teaching the X sound as 'X as in box'

    Why do you teach 'x as in box'?

     

    Teaching the X sound as 'x as in box' might seem like an unusual choice and possibly even misguided, but there are sound educational benefits to teaching 'x as in box'.

    First of all, the vast majority of alphabet and phonics education products available today use 'x as in xylophone' or 'x as in x-ray'. In this blog, I will explain why I chose not to do this and why it's better for your child's or student's phonetic development to use an alternative. I'll tell you why this is one of the best ways of teaching the X sound.

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  6. Alphabet and Initial sounds - Awesome tricks

    Alphabet and Initial sounds - Awesome tricks

    The key to letters and sounds

    There's no question - the English language is very complex and difficult to learn. Understanding what makes it hard can help you make it easy for others to learn.

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