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Growing To Learn: New Ideas In Child Education


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Growing To Learn: New Ideas In Child Education

As a teacher aide who has recently returned to the profession after a fifteen-year break, I am impressed and somewhat overwhelmed by the new innovations and techniques being used to educate children. The use of interactive boards, self-directed learning and differentiation are just some of the practices which I find interesting and inspiring. Of course, many traditional methods such as storytelling are used to motivate children as well. In my conversations with parents, I realise that many of them feel inadequate and are unsure about ways to reinforce learning at home. This blog is designed to highlight the best of child education and reassure parents that they can be excellent teachers as well. I hope that my readers are encouraged by the ideas and information contained within. I wish you joy in watching your children grow and learn.

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Improving Your Child's Literacy: 4 Top Tips

If you are the parent of a young child, you will no doubt want to do everything you can to ensure they succeed at school. One of the key skills your child will need to master is literacy. Below is a guide to some of the steps you can take to give your child a head start in this area of development. Read on to find out more.

Start early

It is never too early to start exposing your child to books. Even when young children cannot read, they can still start to recognise the sounds of different letters and words. If you read to your child, they will eventually begin to relate the sounds to the pictures and words in the book you are reading from. Even if your child isn't picking up every word or letter you sound out for them, getting them into a routine of sitting down with a book is a great way to encourage them to read as they grow older.

Hire an English tutor

When it comes to literacy, one surefire way of kick-starting your kid's interest is to hire an English tutor. English tutors can be trained to work with very young children, so they will present information in a format that is suitable for your child. They will also use a variety of specially designed worksheets and fun activities to engage your child in the process of learning to spell, read and learn the meaning of different words. Tutors are often very flexible, which means you can fit them in around you and your kid's other commitments.

Speak to their teacher

If your child is already attending school, it may be a good idea to speak with their current teacher. The teacher should be able to give you feedback on how your child is doing. They will also be able to highlight any areas in which your child struggles or could do with a little more reinforcement. Armed with this knowledge, you or the child's home tutor will be able to focus on the areas that need the most development.

Gift books to your child

Giving your kid books as a gift is a great way of improving their literacy. If you encourage family and friends to gift a book every Christmas and birthday, your kid will soon have their own age-appropriate library to dip into.

If you are interested in finding out more, contact a tutor today.