I think it’s essential for children to try out new behaviour in a safe place. Like it or not, this probably means at home, on you, the parent. It’s a child’s way of spreading their wings; trying out new personalities and traits. A safe way to experiment is important because your child knows that you will always love her or him no matter what. But a book can also be a safe way to try out new behavior as a reader if you talk about the book in the context of how it makes you both feel.
Use these words with your Kindergartener to see if your child gets the gist of the word from the sentence. It’s building a vocabulary by “intuition” akin to kicking words around like a soccer ball but not actually doing drills, much more of a “pick up game.”
In November 2010, New Hampshire children from preschoolers to those in third grade will be invited to vote for the winner of the 2010 Ladybug Picture Book Award. Voting materials, including a picture ballot and tally sheets will be available on this website in June.
If you know a child or have a child that LOVES office supplies, this might be the perfect gift! And the guise is so educational that it would make the parents happy as well!
Big words for little people: week 3 SAT words for Kindergarteners. Try this at dinner for a educational game that is equally amusing!
It’s a very well done app that does a thorough job of introducing letter sounds, simple words and individual lower case cursive letters. This app feels like you have a teacher or a tutor working with your child one on one. There is just something about the voice and the encouragement. At the end, for example, the game tells you, “Keep practicing!” I love that about this app!
What I really love about Winged Chariot iPhone/iPad/iPod ebooks is that they come in a slew of languages. Scruffy Kitty comes in Dutch, English, French, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.
It is a rare occasion when my husband raves about a picture book. He’s read his fair share of picture books to our three children but bedtime stories is my favorite time of the day, not his. And while he will read a book over and over again, there aren’t too many picture books in our house that he is excited to re-read.
An internet security company called AVG surveyed moms in North America and parts of Europe and found that in the U.S. 92% of children under the age of 2 have an online presence of some sort.