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Reading is more than sounding out words and decoding. That’s why we use the whole language approach to teaching it

When I was younger, I decided to learn Greek. I learnt the letter-sound correspondences and could say the words – the sounds, that is. But although I could and still can decode these words, I can’t actually read Greek because I don’t know what the words mean. Being able to make the connection between the [...]

By |2020-03-09T11:29:21+11:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Children learn through play – it shouldn’t stop at preschool

The transition from preschool to school is a big deal for many children and parents. Over the next few weeks, many preschoolers will take part in a transition program, designed by their teachers, to prepare them for school. They’ll meet their foundation teachers, spend some time in a classroom and hopefully make some new friends. [...]

By |2019-11-18T11:30:33+11:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Creativity, Education|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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