Between the ages of 4 and 5, your child will conquer one huge milestone: starting school. What speech, language, play and social skills do they need to know? We get asked by many parents whether they need to know their alphabet, or how to read before they get to school. Let’s see what communication and play skills 5 year olds should demonstrate and how you can continue supporting your child’s learning. Keep reading or listen to the blog below:Continue reading “What do I need to know about 5 year olds?”
This blog follows on from our previous one on The Simple View of Reading. Everything will make more sense if you read that one first!
Check out the audio blog here
So, if we know that Language Comprehension is essential for reading, we need to understand what it is. This is where we can refer back to the Reading Rope (Scarborough, 2001).
Let’s break down the first strand of language comprehension and talk about how you can support these in your everyday interactions with your child.Continue reading “Background Knowledge – The Glue That Makes Learning Stick”
As parents, we are well equipped in planning the food, the sights and the packing situation when we take our kids out for day trips or road trips but what about the car ride?
By popular request, we’ve compiled a combination of current favourite fiction and nonfiction podcasts for kids under 7 based on suitability of content, length and their ability to hold the attention of little ones! Let’s get to it: