Why Teaching Phonics is Important

Why Teaching Phonics is Important

I am not ashamed to say how much I love phonics and teaching phonics. I am a firm believer in teaching it to set our children up for success in reading. What is phonics? Simply put: phonics is a way of teaching children how to read and write. It helps children hear, identify and use different sounds that distinguish one word from another in the English language.
Helping Auditory Learners Succeed

Helping Auditory Learners Succeed

Whether we are kinesthetic, auditory or visual learners, we all need to know how we best learn. There are different strategies and tips that help with this. We don’t need to flounder and struggle. When we can use specific strategies for our learning style then school and learning can be easier.
Raising Bilingual Children

Raising Bilingual Children

More and more we are hearing of bilingual children - kids who speak 2 languages. This is largely due to immigration and parents of different cultures getting married or living together. For some families, it means the children can understand both languages but only speak one. For others, it means that the children both understand and speak 2 languages. If you are thinking of raising bilingual children, you need to know which definition you will follow…..and does it include reading and writing?