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…

Are Nonsense Words Useful For Teaching Decoding?
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Are Nonsense Words Useful For Teaching Decoding?

Phonics, although by any means, not a new concept, has moved from being a buzz word to a mainstay of kindergarten, primary and ESL classrooms all over the world. With the increased focus on phonics and decoding skills there has also been an increase in testing. (isn’t there always!) With that nonsense words have made…

Best Free Online Sight Word Games
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Best Free Online Sight Word Games

Sight words, Dolph Words and High-frequency words are some of the most common words that children and students will encounter in their reading materials. Although Flashcards, songs and games all help, are a sure fire way to grab attention in classrooms and homes in to use some of the excellent and free online sight word games that are available.

How To Help Preschoolers Learn To Read: Preschool Reading Milestones
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How To Help Preschoolers Learn To Read: Preschool Reading Milestones

Around the ages of four and five, your child is likely to start developing some basic reading skills. Learning to read is a process, with different developmental milestones along the way.  In this article we explore some preschool reading milestones       In early preschool, the child learns phonemic awareness as well as some sight words and will…