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Why Is Learning The Letter Names And Sounds Important?

January 12th, 2015

Learning the alphabet is important because it forms the ‘code’ for which we communicate. And if you don’t know the code, it will be very difficult to become a reader or a writer.     So there are a few things your child will need to learn:   Letter Symbols – your child needs to […]

When Should My Child Learn The Letters Of The Alphabet?

January 8th, 2015

      You’d probably be surprised with how much ground work you’ve already put in to your child learning the letters of the alphabet.   If you’ve sang the ‘ABC’ song, watched a few episodes of ‘Sesame Street’ and read to your child regularly, your child has already had a fair amount of exposure […]

Learning The Letters And Sounds Introduction

January 5th, 2015

    Hello Everyone! Learning the letters of the alphabet will be a very important part of your child’s journey into learning to read.   Learning the sounds the letters make will be just as important. But you might be surprised how early your child starts on their adventure in to learning to read.   […]

Do You Read To Your Child Correctly?

October 4th, 2014

As parents we often ask ourselves ‘Am I doing it right?’ – ‘Am I feeding my child the best food?’, ‘Am I giving my child enough active play?’- most of us have a constant dialogue going on in our head.  It can get pretty noisy in there! And most of us are pretty hard on […]

The One Thing Every Parent Should Do To Help Their Child Learn To Read

October 3rd, 2014

One of the most common questions I get asked by parents is, ‘What can I do to help my child learn to read?’ And in my opinion the answer is very simple. It can be summed up in four words. Read to your child. Yep, that’s it – I really could leave it at that! But […]

ABC Opportunity

August 3rd, 2014

It’s not unusual for me to leave things around.  A pile of papers here, a book there – I’m always so busy! I think, ‘I’ll sort it out later, or tomorrow or maybe on the weekend. …’. So it was no surprise that I had left out some paper letters after I had photographed them […]

3 Tips To Build Your Child’s Vocabulary

July 27th, 2014

Racing around the other morning I said to my 2 year old daughter,   “I’m just going to pack my bag then we’ll go.”   “That’s ok Mummy, I’m waiting patiently.”   Waiting patiently! Where did she learn to say this?!   “Thank you, darling, that’s very nice.”   I had to know…   “Where […]

Role Play – The Power of Pretend

April 30th, 2014

“You should’ve seen her,” my husband said proudly. “When the doctor wanted to look in her ears, Belle flicked her hair back and when the doctor said she was going to listen to her chest, Belle pulled her jumper up and breathed in and out for her. She just knew what to do!” Having recently caught a cold, […]