arents are the child’s first teachers. Early teaching at home may seem like a daunting prospect but remember, no-one knows your child better than you do. You spend more time with him/her than anyone else does.
The Do You Know? series is a new set of non-fiction EAL (English as an additional language) graded readers based around STEM topics. The books are for inquisitive minds with a focus on questioning and exploring each topic further. The books cater for all learning styles with a range of activities to do on each
Watch a recording of the Ladybird Readers Webinar. The webinar is filled with useful tips and ideas to help you enjoy using Ladybird Readers at home.
Here are some fun and educational activity ideas you can use at home to keep children occupied. All of these activities are based around The Ladybird Readers range.
In an earlier blog I mentioned learning to read those first personal words by using the ‘Scrapbook method’. That is how I learnt to read! It involves gathering together anything important to a young child, in a homemade book, and writing clearly related words in lower case script alongside each entry. Many more early word
Here are some resources which we hope that teachers, parents and students will find useful during school closures.
Suggestions of possible questions/discussion topics and post reading activities that can be used to develop children’s emotional intelligence, creativity and critical thinking skills for some of the most popular fairy tales that we all know and love.
Lorna Hillman’s father created the iconic Key Words series. Discover her scrapbook method of introducing reading to young learners which was inspired by her childhood.
In this blog post, we will be looking at various directed play opportunities and games that can be used to open students learning gates to reading in English and acquiring language in a natural stress-free manner.
My father, William Murray conducted his own research knowing that thoughtful, efficient and structured teaching is needed when children are learning to read. He researched the English language concentrating on the most used words.