BIG School

This year my youngest child started prep (kindergarten/reception in some states and countries). She started the first year of formal full time schooling. BIG school. 2018 holds great significance for me as it marks 13 years of school aged children attending school. My oldest child is completing her final year of school this year too,…

Phonological Awareness 3: Phonemes

Phonemic awareness is important because there is a high correlation between a student’s level of phonemic awareness and success in beginning reading. (Ehri & Nunes, 2002) This is our third blog in the series of blogs about phonological awareness.  The first 2 topics covered rhyme/rhythm and syllabification. Continuing to walk up the rungs of our ‘ladder…

Play Dough Play

Play dough play is perfect for developing fine motor skills for little learners. Fine Motor skills involve using the hands and fingers.  Developing strength in fine motor is highly important during the early years of education.  Without fine motor strength children are not able to manipulate toys, participate in self help activities such as eating and dressing…