Questions to Ask Your Children When Reading

Children, especially young children who are just learning to read, can often say the words on the page but when asked questions about the story, or the information book, demonstrate that they have no understanding of what they have just read. Often they can be so busy using all their mental energy trying to decode each word that they simply lose the meaning.

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Readability of a Book | How To Assess It

Readability means how easy or difficult a book is to read and access the meaning. There are numerous examples of readability formulas and scoring methods that have been developed by literacy researchers around the world and you can read about these on a number of websites but a general rule of thumb you can use at home is as follows:

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Children’s Bed Time Strategies

Establishing a bed time routine for your children can be both rewarding and challenging. If you find routine difficult then you are not alone. It can be hard work to cater for more than one child at bedtime as often they have different needs and personalities. It has been suggested that one of the best children’s bed time strategies is for you follow a routine with children. You will find that it may be slow going at the beginning but persistence will pay off.

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Fun Facts and Easter Traditions Around the World

As opposed to most annual celebrations, Easter takes place on a different date in either March or April every year and commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, what has any of this got to do with the Easter Bunny or chocolate eggs? Well, decorating eggs was an ancient tradition of great significance, and for many centuries, Christians believed that these eggs were an important symbol for new life and resurrection

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16 Important Focus Areas That Support Children’s Literacy Development

As parents who are concerned that your children should succeed in learning to become literate you are probably already doing many things in your home and social environment to assist your children’s literacy learning. The things that you can do at home will engage and encourage your children while complementing and supplementing the learning they are doing at school.

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