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.
Studies have proven that students who read at least 15 minutes a day see great improvements in their overall academic progress. Yet the same studies also clearly indicate that more than half of our students fail to read the magic 15 minutes per day.
The topic of families is one that comes up every term in school curriculums. Books can help learners focus on a particular topic and bring it to life. Use the International Day of Families as a focal point for vocabulary related to families in your classroom
English is used as a first language in over 100 countries! Celebrate this special day in your classroom and motivate the next generation with the importance of learning a language.