Helping beginning readers

Helping beginning readers - tips for parents

This week on the blog I will be featuring posts on the theme of supporting kids’ learning. You can read other posts in this series here: Supporting kids’ learning – study skills and prioritising The post is written by a Melbourne Speech Pathologist, Alison Clarke. I have known Alison for over … [Read more...]

Hangman Tips For Kids

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My sisters and I could play hangman for great lengths of time. It is a great game for kids to know as it can be played easily in most places, as long as you have paper, pencil and something to rest on. The first couple of games, I just watched how the kids guessed the letters to try and work … [Read more...]

Love2Learn – Literacy Classes For Little Ones

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If you read the Literacy Series I ran earlier this year, you would know I am passionate about early literacy, particularly the phonics based approach. I was thrilled to find out from a mum from school about the early literacy classes she teaches at a local centre in Deepdene (Balwyn). Love 2 … [Read more...]

Decodable books

Decodable books

Today's guest post is part of the literacy series of posts I am running throughout February and it is the second  post is written by a Melbourne Speech Pathologist, Alison Clarke. As noted last week in her fantastic post "Is your child being taught to spell well?" I have known Alison for over 10 … [Read more...]

Is your child being taught to spell well?

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Today's guest post is a must read for all parents and form part of the literacy series of posts I am running throughout February. With literacy rates in Australia falling, as parents we really need to start questioning how our kids are being taught at school. The post is written by a Melbourne … [Read more...]