What Are Tricky Words For Kindergarten Children
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What Are Tricky Words For Kindergarten Children

It seems that some words are trickier than others. When it comes to kids, especially those in kindergarten, they can be unpredictable, and learning new words is one of them. Which words are tricky for kindergarten kids? Tricky words are words that we cannot sound out with phonics. These tricky words for kindergarten include: The…

Best Books For First Readers
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Best Books For First Readers

The best books for first readers are books budding bookworms enjoy reading. You can’t force a reading passion. But give young kids books that make them giggle, dream, and discover, and they’ll naturally become eager readers. Your goal is to introduce early readers to various books written for their level (first readers are considered anyone…

How To Teach Letter and Sound Blending?
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How To Teach Letter and Sound Blending?

As educators or parents, it’s important to teach young learners the basics of reading and comprehension. Once a student has learned how to recognize and vocalize the alphabet, it’s time to move on to blending! Although there are different ways to teach blending, some learners may still struggle with concept comprehension. Blending is the ability…

Great Books For The First Day Of School
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Great Books For The First Day Of School

School can be scary, especially when it’s your first day! School can bring about a lot of stress and anxiety for many children, but it doesn’t have to. There are tons of great books for young learners starting their first day of school, which can help ease the transition from being at home to school…

How To Teach Pronunciation To Grade 1
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How To Teach Pronunciation To Grade 1

Fluency in producing sounds and speaking easily and smoothly is most important for children to learn at a young age to accurately pronounce words in the English language.  Although accents and dialects will all affect how individuals pronounce English, there are some tasks and activities that give all students the best chance to be understood….

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…

What Are Continuous Vowel Sounds
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What Are Continuous Vowel Sounds

When learning, or teaching, English pronunciation, there are many factors to consider and even more rules to remember. Students can easily feel overwhelmed and confused. It’s best to start teaching pronunciation with easier sounds, such as continuous sounds. But what are continuous vowel sounds? Continuous sounds are sounds with a continuous flow from the mouth…

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…

Can A Schwa Be Stressed?
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Can A Schwa Be Stressed?

A schwa is a mid-central vowel sound, characteristic of a very relaxed vowel sound. You pronounce it like the first vowel sound in the English word /about/. How a schwa is produced, stressed or unstressed, depends on the language and the specific definition of the sound. A schwa is pronounced as a neutral, relaxed, and…

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…