School readiness: The importance of emotional maturity

School readiness depends as much on emotional maturity as it does on scholastic ability. In order to be deemed cognitively school ready, children need to achieve a test age of 6  years 3 months on school readiness assessments.  Yet, I have assessed many children who have scored much higher than this and still recommended that […]

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Kids learning to read: Pre-literacy skills

Kids learning to read … Learning to decode arbitrary symbols into spoken language … learning to gather information from authors who are not physically present and in some cases, might not even be alive anymore … It truly is a miracle! Reading is definitely no small feat and all Grade 1 teachers undoubtedly deserve heaps […]

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Early Childhood Education benefits all

Early Childhood Education benefits all It is widely known that the most significant growth en development happens in the early years of a child’s life. It is during this time that the foundation for life long learning is laid. Children’s experiences in infancy and early childhood will have extensive influences on their physical and neurobiological […]

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