Pre-Reading: Teacher Tips
Pre-reading and pre-formal learning activities are essential. The time spent on these activities will vary from class to class, but all children should be exposed to these activities to ensure they are ready to start reading and writing. Not only is this an important time for the children, but the teacher has the opportunity to…Read More
The role of parents, family and care-givers in learning!
Family – you have a vital part to play in your child’s success at school! My recent blog was an introduction to the importance of the family’s role in the teaching of reading. This blog continues that theme – emphasising the vital part that family members play in developing healthy learning patterns in a baby…Read More
The importance of reading to children
Parents often leave the teaching of reading to teachers! Parents have a vital role to play. My own story as a reader who became an author: As a teacher and as a parent, I will always be grateful to my grandfather. I can’t remember when he started reading to me, but one of my earliest…Read More
Sight words and using flash cards/ word cards in the teaching of reading.
What are flash cards/ word cards? Flash cards are cards containing cues – pictures or key words or facts to assist with learning and revision. When they are used for vocabulary, they may be called word cards: a card that displays a written word. In the Sunrise Readers Teacher’s Manual, we refer to word cards…Read More
Why is colouring-in beneficial for pre-schoolers?
Some may think that colouring-in activities are only used to occupy young learners and keep them busy. Far from it! Amongst the many benefits of colouring in, the following are included: It makes little hands stronger! We don’t realise how many muscles we use in hand-writing. Colouring in exercises hand muscles, and helps young learners…Read More