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Reading with Comprehension
Reading comprehension sounds like a big term, you may have
heard it from the teachers all the time. Yes, it is a big deal! All academics
boil down to your comprehending/understanding capabilities, which is why it is
stressed upon so much right from the earl...

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A Predictable Routine
Children need to know how we have planned the time for them. It’s
important for them as it allows them to mentally prepare themselves, which in
turn makes the environment more predictable for them, which further helps them
to cooperate better with us. There...

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External rewards cripple your child! Shy away from stickers and stars...
Giving rewards to children for getting them to do good work
has a very short- term effect on their performance. When you attach a reward to
a task, the ‘feel good’ factor of the completion of the task per se gets lost. Also,
the children don’t get ‘intrinsi...

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Just like the world map and the number grid, which you could
display in your child’s room or the classroom for meaningful and contextual
learning, you could put up a small calendar somewhere too. There are many
printable templates available online or better...

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A kick-start to vocabulary development
When children are young, their mind is like a sponge that
soaks in different things from the environment. It is very important for them
to hear the words for the things that are all around them. Right from the
beginning, talk as much as you can to your chil...

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Reflection from the Classroom: A simple strategy for motivating students to write
Today when I was working with 8 to 9 years olds, I realized
that a simple variation of your lesson plan could go a long way in keeping the
interest and motivation high of your children/students. I was planning on giving a topic for an essay to ESOL
(English...

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S/he Doesn't Pay Attention!
You may have heard from your child’s teachers- ‘she doesn’t
pay attention’, ‘she can’t finish her work’ or you may have heard your child
say- ‘I am bored in class’. Attention is something that should naturally come
about as the child grows older. However, m...

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Poor Handwriting?
If you see your child struggling with handwriting- her/his
handwriting is sloppy, illegible and the letter formation is not up to the
mark, please don’t give her/him handwriting books to practice writing. Instead
give her/him activities to enhance her/his f...

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I Wonder...
When you make conversations with your child, you can ask her
several wonder questions, for example, when you see the sunset, ask her ‘I
wonder where the sun goes’, or when you are walking up a slope, ask her ‘I
wonder why it is harder to go up the slope and...

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I Wonder...
When you make conversations with your child, you can ask her
several wonder questions, for example, when you see the sunset, ask her ‘I
wonder where the sun goes’, or when you are walking up a slope, ask her ‘I
wonder why it is harder to go up the slope and...
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