Tips on how to develop a love of reading in children: Ages 3 to 5 years

Developing a love of reading in children: Ages 3 to 5 years At this age, children are beginning to develop an appreciation of different letters, numbers, symbols and what they represent. They have also nearly mastered an understanding of different seasons, colours and shapes, as well as the basic concept of time, in terms of […]

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Children’s products spelling gripe

So we’re standing in the ridiculously long queue of a hot, over-crowded supermarket today when a pack of jelly tots in the “walk this way and buy more stuff you don’t need on the way to the cashier” isle catches my eye.  And I explode!  My fiance, who by now is just as hot and uncomfortable as I am […]

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Kids learning to do maths: Early numeracy skills

How effectively are our kids learning to do maths? A recent report on the Annual National Assessments conducted in 2011 suggests that fewer than half of the learners in our country were able to demonstrate that they have at least partially achieved the competencies specified in the curriculum.  Mastering mathematics is a tricky business and […]

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