Learning Tips

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Jan'16

Overcoming a Language and Reading Problem

Language plays a vital role in reading. Its role in reading can be compared to the role of running in the game of soccer. One cannot play soccer if one cannot run. One cannot read a book in a language unless one knows that particular language.

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Jan'16

Overcoming Spelling Difficulties

The ability to spell correctly is one of the fundamentals that will never cease to be important. Not only can spelling difficulties cause problems at school, but the ability to spell is nearly essential for adult employment. It is thus wise to make sure that a child’s spelling is on par.

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27

Nov'15

When Reading Fluency Is Good But Reading Comprehension Is Poor

Reading comprehension is the heart and goal of reading, since the purpose of all reading is to gather meaning from the printed page. It is assumed that the comprehension of children who are good readers is on track. But three to ten percent of those children don’t understand most of what they’re reading.

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11

Nov'15

Exercises to Develop Your Child’s Creative Thinking

When we think of all the skills a child needs to learn to be able to succeed academically, we often think of reading, writing, concentration, maths and so on. However, one of the most important skills children need to develop is their creativity.

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20

Sep'15

Ready for School, Ready for Life: School Readiness Tips for Parents

School readiness is a measure of how prepared a child is to succeed in school, cognitively, socially and emotionally. A child can be considered as school ready when he or she can meet the formal demands of school, more specifically, when he or she can cope with the school environment physically...

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11

Sep'15

Divided Attention: What It Is and How to Improve It

Divided attention is a higher-level skill where you have to perform two (or more) tasks at the same time, and attention is required for the performance of both (or all) the tasks. Examples include driving a car while carrying on a conversation with a passenger, or eating dinner while watching the news.

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06

Sep'15

Long-Term Memory: What It Is and Tips to Improve It

Long-term memory is the relatively permanent memory storage system that holds information indefinitely. In it we store last year’s Currie Cup score, the image of an elephant, and how to ride a bicycle. We also appear to be storing information that we can’t consciously retrieve, but which still affects our behaviour.

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29

Aug'15

Tips on Improving Handwriting

One has to learn to count before it becomes possible to learn to add and subtract. In the same way, there are skills that a child must have mastered first, before he or she will be proficient in handwriting. Unless underlying shortcomings are addressed first, the child's handwriting will not improve.

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29

Aug'15

Tips on Learning a Second Language

Learning a second language is a good thing, as it improves brainpower. Learning a new language alters grey matter the same way exercise builds muscles. However, learning a second language can be really challenging and an obstacle in the road to success.

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05

Nov'13

Wider Letter Spacing Helps Dyslexic Children

Increasing the spacing between characters and words in a text improves the speed and quality of dyslexic children's reading, without prior training. They read 20 percent faster on average and make half as many errors.

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