Back to School: Let’s talk about it

Jan 03

Back to School: Let’s talk about it

The start of the new school year and going back to school can be a difficult time for many children. As a child, I experienced what my parents dismissively labeledĀ ‘schoolitis’ throughout my school career. This ‘affliction’ caused tummy aches, insomnia and sometimes school refusal.   There can be a number of reasons why children get...

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Are we nearly there? Language Games for the Holidays

Dec 03

Are we nearly there? Language Games for the Holidays

As we wind down for the holidays, the thought of entertaining your already bored children can be daunting, and you may be already yearning for the start of the new school year before the holiday season has started. šŸ˜„   Travelling long distances to reach your holiday destination can put a damper on the holiday spirit because of squabbling/bored children. Here...

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LittleShop Literacy

Jul 28

LittleShop Literacy

#LittleShop Minis from CheckersĀ are really cute. They are also a fantastic learning tool for literacy.   I always address literacy skills at this time of year with the pre Grade 1 children. This campaign is the perfect way to kickstart the introduction to literacy and math language.     I collected some advertising pamphlets from @CheckersSA.Ā The...

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Building Language with Grammar: Avaz FreeSpeech

May 02

Building Language with Grammar: Avaz FreeSpeech

Language refers to the method of human communication. either spoken or written consisting of the use of words and sentences to convey meaning. However, as the author of Free Speech Ajit Narayanan notes, language is abstract. Ā The way that the words are arranged allows different meanings to be conveyed. This is referred to as grammar.   When young children...

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Seasonal Directions: App Review

Mar 18

Seasonal Directions: App Review

Seasonal DirectionsĀ from Virtual Speech Center is the newest app that targets auditory comprehension of increasingly longer one step and multi step unrelated directions. A skill that is need by so many students!   As the name suggests, the activities are focused around the four seasons. Therefore, you are not only addressing following directions, but you are...

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Is texting killing language & spelling – LOL?

Feb 23

Is texting killing language & spelling –  LOL?

Perhaps I am giving away my age, but my children eventually spelled it out to me. “Stop putting LOLxx at the end of your texts mom, Ā it does not mean lots of love!”Ā  šŸ˜³   With the rise in the use of technology in children, there are increasing concerns about the impact of the use of this medium on written language. Complaints about spelling and...

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