Jan 25, 2017
10 Back to School Reading Tips for Parents
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Before the back-to-school period, it’s pretty common for young kids to fall into the notorious holiday reading slide.
The term “slide” refers to children dropping in their reading ability following a lack of reading over the school holidays. Teachers report that many students return to school with a lower reading level and interest in books than when they left.
Jan 20, 2017
How to Improve Your Child’s Working Memory with Reading
Every time you sit down to read a book, your brain recalls and uses a great deal of information to understand the text.
This is because reading requires us to draw on relevant information stored in our memory in order to gain meaning.
A good working memory is essential for reading and learning, as well as other important processes, such as concentrating and following instructions.
What is working memory?
Working memory refers to how we manipulate information stored in our short-term memory. Children...
Jan 13, 2017
Back to School Checklist
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Back-to-school season comes around like a whirlwind, and in the midst of shopping, labelling and packing lunches, it’s easy to forget a thing or two.
But with a bit of preparation, back-to-school doesn’t have to be a stressful time. Use our handy back-to-school checklist to tick off everything you need and concentrate on getting your child excited about the new year ahead!
For school supplies,...
Dec 09, 2016
Christmas Craft Idea for Kids: DIY Salt Dough Tree Ornaments
Making salt dough tree ornaments is a fun way to get ready for the festive season, and can also be a fun way to develop your child’s maths skills. (By Reading Eggs content writer and author Sara Leman)
The holiday season is one full of traditions. As soon as the tree makes its annual appearance at home, my daughter starts asking to make salt...