Dyslexia

Some children find it difficult to ‘tune in’ to the alphabet sounds in the early years of schooling and then are soon left behind. We now know that children who have difficulty grasping the Phonological Skills in kindergarten are at a greater risk of falling behind in literacy. We also have the evidence that EARLY…

What SHOULD BE and SHOULD NOT be taught in Kindergarten, Pre-Primary, Year 1 & 2

KINDERGARTEN children SHOULD BE exposed to and actively involved in: Learning Phonological Awareness activities (such as rhyme, syllabification, compound words, onset and rime) Learning Nursery rhymes Hearing fairy-tales and joining in the chants KINDERGARTEN SHOULD NOT be given: readers (as they do not yet understand the alphabet code and how sounds work) sight words to learn PRE-PRIMARY children…

The Science of Reading

http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/public/userfiles/Learning_Services/RISE/SCIENCE_OF_READING.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0vc73uhdnF6wbFyO_3vnGCAAb-BYws_nsFmtSKkF_UsUKo0tQVzk3Rv-I WHAT do children need? They need to be taught: Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Fluency and Vocabulary WHY do they need these skills? Early, explicit, and systematic instruction in phonics, along with direct instruction in phonological awareness, can prevent and also remediate reading difficulties The combination of explicit phonics and phonological training for all students in…

Why Read To Your Child

The most important gift you can give a young child is an expansive vocabulary. Within the joint statement of the International Reading Association and the National Association for the Education of Young Children is the assertion that, “the single most important activity for building understandings and skills essential for reading success appears to be reading…