Between The Lines – App Review

Nov 18

Between The Lines – App Review

Developer: Hamaguchi Apps Price:            $15.99     CC whose blog is entitled “If Only I had Super Powers” http://ifonlyihadsuperpowers.blogspot.com/ recently wrote a post on trying to teach social-pragmatic skills to children. I totally concur with her. “Social –Pragmatic skills are HARD to teach” and yet more and more children are...

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Syntax City – App Review

Nov 03

Syntax City – App Review

Developer:         Smarty Ears Apps Price:                    $39.99       Syntax City targets a variety of grammatical elements in fun and engaging ways. It is suitable for children who have some knowledge of reading but with guidance and mediation it could possibly be used with a 5 year old child. The theme sets the tone...

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How do language difficulties affect learning?

Aug 13

How do language difficulties affect learning?

Language is the primary medium of learning. Everything we are expected to learn is either heard or read. Our skills are demonstrated through words or written language. Language-based learning disabilities are problems with age-appropriate reading, spelling, and/or writing. It is therefore not surprising, that language difficulties can interfere with academic...

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Early Signs of Reading Difficulties

Jun 03

Early Signs of Reading Difficulties

Children develop at different rates. While some children with foundational literacy difficulties will catch up to their peers, children who make slow early progress often need extra help. If they don’t get it, they can experience delays in literacy development which ultimately impacts on their academic success.   There are some early signs that your child...

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Teach your child to read

May 23

Teach your child to read

Children are miraculous! They are born with an innate knowledge of language. BUT children are not born with an innate knowledge of reading. They need to be taught that text is read from left to right and that words are separate from images. Although learning to talk and read are two distinct domains, they are also intricately related. Early language skills are linked...

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Story Time

May 14

Story Time

In an era where children spend more and more time in front of televisions, computers and video-games, it is important not to forget how important stories are! Hearing stories regularly allows pre-readers become familiar with narrative patterns, speech rhythms, and the flow of language. Knowledge of story structure contributes to a child’s understanding of how the...

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