Monthly Archives: January 2017

“But How Do The Kids Learn To Read?”

“But how do they learn to read?”

Parents sometimes send their kids to playschool and often doubts how their children learn how to read through play-based education. We are definitely that play is a vital milestone for young kids, at least to a certain degree, they’re not trolls, but they can’t put up the pieces of the puzzles that the ideas. That most of the kids mostly that are left to their own devices, will actually learn to read without our supervision.


First of all, from a purely developmental perspective, preschool aged children should not be expected to be reading. This isn’t to say that some preschoolers don’t teach themselves to read. Some knows how to read at the age of 2. Parents might worry, but the truth is that it all falls well within the range of “normal.” The research on reading indicates that the natural window for learning to read extends to as late as 11 years old!

Studies have compared groups of children . . . who started formal literacy lessons at ages 5 and 7 . . . (T)he early introduction of formal learning approaches to literacy does not improve children’s reading development, and may be damaging. By the age of 11 there was no difference in reading ability level between the two groups, but the children who stared at 5 developed less positive attitudes to reading, and showed poorer text comprehension than those children who had started later.

Their recommendation is that the best “academic” education for children under seven is the sort of “informal, play-based” environment we offer at Woodland Park because that is […]

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    Helping Blind Children Learns To Read By Innovative Braille LEGO-Style Bricks

Helping Blind Children Learns To Read By Innovative Braille LEGO-Style Bricks

Dorina Nowill Foundation For The Blind co-founded The Braille Bricks project that helps and assist blind children learn to read through play. Each block is handled like a toy by blinds, although for the benefit for the blind children, each block features one Braille letter.

So far, the São Paulo based organisation has only manufactured enough bricks for 300 students, but through the Creative Commons, they hope more will be made.

 

The Creative Commons “Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International” license is the second-coolest part of this project. This license makes the design FREE to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format), or adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material) for any purpose, even commercial, as long as you distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

 

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Integrating Audiobooks in Homeschooling

Reading Novels is what I am loving to do and I can assure you all that this hobby is what I do best. I also incorporated numerous of audiobooks with it makes more fun and interesting. While doing so It make me realize that listening to audiobooks is great and will be very beneficial for the kids. This might not be revolutionary for some people but it sure was for me. This is very helpful for kids who are new readers to be able to listen to how words are pronounce properly while seeing the words in print.

Here are some instances or situation that we usually fit in audiobooks in our daily lifestyle.

 

1. WHILE EATING

This is the first time that we try to listen to audiobooks while having a lunch, snack or even at dinner. If one child is quite the talker and would spent numerous hours to eat because of all the random talking. As solution is putting on an audiobook and listen to something that is valuable.

 

2. IN THE CAR

It actually took us a long time to be able to do this, we don’t have Bluetooth or any such fancy thing in our main vehicle and my phone volume isn’t loud enough to really listen while driving but then my husband found this cool Bluetooth FM adapter and now we listen whenever we are in the vehicle.

 

3. WHILE CLEANING

We will sometimes listen while cleaning or setting the table.

4. FOR CALM DOWN TIME

Is our family the only one with a witching hour? If […]

Homeschooling in the 21st century is the smartest move

Homeschooling is a strange alternative for traditional school for Alison Davis, a mother from Williamstown, New Jersey. She is very particular and always wants the best when it come to raising her two children.

For her she has this outlook in life that we are not going to be out in a work environment where everybody came from the same school and with the same age as well. She also thinks that the traditional school atmosphere is not the real world at all.

While homeschooling is the real world for her.

 

A recent data collected by the Department of Education reveals that homeschooling has grown by 61.8% over the last 10 years. Where two million kids, 4% of the total youth population now enjoys the comfort of learning at their own home.

Some of the parents has this belief that homeschooling produces anti-social outcast. But contrary to this the truth is that some of the most high-achieving and well-adjusted students.According to leading pedagogical research, at-home instruction may just be the most relevant, responsible, and effective way to educate children in the 21st century.

 

The Key is Personalization

In the book of a veteran teacher and beloved TED Speaker Ken Robinson which is the “Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education”. It emphasizes that students learns best at their preferred speed and manner. For all students are unique individuals with their own hopes, talents ,fears and anxieties.

For him, “Engaging them as individuals is the heart of raising achievement.” Robinson wasn’t referring to homeschooling directly, but he might as well have been. No form of education is designed […]