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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    How to choose the right kindergarten

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Julie Mcguire

    ... and process. The acquisition of some basic skills is certainly useful before children enter mainstream classes. Ask if the children learn to match letters with the sounds they make, have a correct pencil grip, write their own name and form lower-case letters correctly. Similarly, early maths skills, such as counting, and matching numbers to groups of objects, can all be practised using ...

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    Class Action: why texbooks are not an essential tool for teaching children

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 10:20am by KRIS GIENGER

    ... to differentiate lessons in their classrooms so each child is taught at a level relevant to them. So, in writing, if a child still needs work on letter formation, they are not ready for speech marks. ...

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    Class action: learning typing is key, but there's no need to rush your child

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 06:57pm by Julie Mcguire

    ... and coursework, in some instances. Do not underestimate the need to use more traditional writing methodologies. School handwriting policies vary as to when students are taught to join letters, and even ...

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    Class Action: classroom challenges can exhaust a child

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by KRIS GIENGER

    ... there. Ask him about his work at school. Most young children can't remember details, but when you talk about a story the teacher read, or the plastic letters used in the games, they may ...

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    Have fun while learning the building blocks to better handwriting

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by KRIS GIENGER

    ... letters. This would be to do with fine motor control. Control of the small muscles in the fingers usually develops a bit later in boys than girls. This can cause problems with pencil skills, holding the pencil correctly and at the proper distance from the point, as well as shaping the letters correctly. Your teacher is trying to get you to find a fine motor activity your son enjoys, ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    It's hard to teach creativity so let your child draw inspiration from art

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by KRIS GIENGER

    ... a system whereby artwork is dated and the favourite few selected each month are kept. Others can be used to wrap special presents or sent to relatives overseas with a letter from the two of you ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: Computer Addiction

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by KRIS GIENGER

    ... you are going to say. Write letters to friends and show him how they should be structured, even if they are sent electronically. Research family holidays together. Look at different cities, ...

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    Class Action: Don't make spelling a painful subject

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by KRIS GIENGER

    ... Many parents want to judge the quality of their child's work by looking for neat handwriting and accurate spelling. A lovely letter to grandma with excellent descriptions and ideas becomes ...



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