Mother teaching child to read

Strategies to use when reading with your child at home

There are several useful strategies that parents can make use of when reading with their children at home, as we need to bear in mind that children are individuals and one method is not necessarily going to work for every child. Paired reading becomes useful, as instead of listening to the child read, the parent […]

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Teacher teaching children to read

Reading methods taught at school

Schools use different methods to teach reading. For example: The phonics method; this is the term used for teaching reading wherein individual letters of the alphabet are matched with the specific sounds of the languages pronunciation. So ‘cat’ is read as ‘c-a-t’ and the child then runs the sounds together to say ‘cat’.  This method […]

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Childpsych Pinterest Page

    Check out the Childpsych Pinterest page for great ideas and activities on fine motor, gross motor, perceptual, numeracy and literacy development. We will also be adding boards on sensory exploration and fun science ideas to this mix.   Anel AnnandaleAnel Annandale is a prominent Educational Psychologist with a passion for early childhood development […]

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kid watching tv

Should you be getting rid of the TV for the kids’ sake?

I grew up in a house where we spent about 90% of our free time watching Television.  We watched the 7 am cartoon while we were having breakfast and tuned in to K-TV when we got back from school in the afternoons.  My mother had the good sense to deny us access to the TV […]

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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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