What is the Difference Between Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten.
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What is the Difference Between Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten.

Once children start walking and talking parents minds start to think about education and the future. As much fun as Mum and dad time is there is a need to start planning for your children’s future. One of these decisions is whether to use the services of a preschool or pre-kindergarten. However, sometimes working out…

How to Teach the Alphabet to Preschoolers.
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How to Teach the Alphabet to Preschoolers.

Before children start to read for purpose and meaning there are a series of introductory steps to undertake before tackling the more advanced reading skills. Even before phonics instruction, we need to teach the alphabet. Preschoolers need to know what the letters of the alphabet are, and how when they are placed together they can…

What Are The Prepositions Of Time?
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What Are The Prepositions Of Time?

English is a complicated language to learn. There are so much grammar, tenses, phonics and so many different prepositions, and each one is used in a specific instance with a different set of rules – and as always in English, there are the exceptions that seem to make no logical sense. Prepositions of time show…

The Orton-Gillingham Order To Teach Letters
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The Orton-Gillingham Order To Teach Letters

As a speech therapist and teacher myself, I understand entirely and advocate the importance of teaching and facilitating reading skills. This skill paves the way for other literacy and learning abilities later in life.  The Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading describes a specific order for teaching letters and reading in general. The Orton-Gillingham order to…

At What Age Should Children Write Paragraphs?
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At What Age Should Children Write Paragraphs?

It is very cute when children first begin to write. Their sloping one to three sentences are adorably messy but easy on the eye. But by around ten, they might be turning in pages of dense sentences with no rest for the eye. This makes parents and teachers long for the young writers to start…

The World Is Your Oyster
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The World Is Your Oyster

Have you ever come across this phrase, maybe you are studying English literature and this has been in one of the texts you are reading. The world is your oyster certainly makes an appearance in Shakespeare’s works. Maybe you have been set the question in school to define what “the world is your oyster” means,…

The Most Difficult Poem in English in the World
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The Most Difficult Poem in English in the World

This poem, and i give it to both English teachers and students (who ask for it!) to see if they can perform or read it, is the most difficult poem ( in english) in the world. In my opinion it has never been beaten for difficulty. It is incredibly hard, and was written by a…

 How to Write Condolence Messages in English.
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 How to Write Condolence Messages in English.

We are a site that tries to bring fun into learning English. However, as with all languages, there are times when it is not used to express joy, but used to express sorrow. Writing condolence messages in English is also a difficult situation for a second language learner as although they share the feelings of…

How to Write Congratulations Messages on a New Baby in English.
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How to Write Congratulations Messages on a New Baby in English.

There might come a time when you have to offer congratulations to friends, family or colleagues on the birth of a new baby. It is important to be able to get the language and tone correct in these situations. We have congratulations messages to cover new babies below. We also have quotes if you would…