DIY Board Games for children to practise keywords
Land on the boxes and answer some questions! Children love to throw a die and compete among themselves. It is a pain-free way of getting them to recall the target sounds, words and sentence structures. It is also entertaining to hear some of their responses.
Adapt this for any subject and discover how flexible it can be.
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Write a list of today's tasks and make it visible - stick it on the whiteboard, for instance. It doesn't matter if the children can't fully read it. Point out to them the numbered tasks. Tick the items upon completion.
It helps the children to keep track of the learning process (or the day's tasks!). They also feel that they are making some progress towards a task they like, in this case, a board game.
You can also consider making a visual graphic list - draw some icons or simple pictures to represent the tasks.
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It's been a difficult period for many of us, due to the COVID-19 healthcare alert. For us at Get It Right, every opportunity to connect with students, parents, caregivers and education partners seems even more precious than before.
Thank you to the three parent participants who turned up for one of our recent Introduction to Phonics Workshops. We are glad that you have chosen to trust the safety measures we have taken. The discussion was fruitful. We hope all three parents went home with clear understanding and good ideas on phonics learning and teaching.
We hope to meet more parents, caregivers and fellow educators. Send us a message if you are keen on some informative and reflective sessions about education, conducted in cosy small groups. You can feel safe sharing your concerns with us.
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If you're looking for a short introduction course about Dyslexia, try looking at DAS Academy. I registered and completed the course recently, then collected the certificate and transcript. The short course is done online and it is recommended to allocate 4 studying hours. I think I took longer than 4 hours, but that was mostly because I wanted to get my work (and quiz!) right.
It is suitable for teachers, parents and caregivers to dyslexic students or students who generally have some reading difficulties. Adults who have reading difficulties might also find this course enlightening.
Registration online was easy too, thanks to the staff at DAS Academy and for their collaboration with SUSS.
You can learn even while staying home.
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As a mother who happens to work as an educator, I'm often stumped by the questions our preschool girls pose. I need inspiration to strike in order to answer them to the satisfaction of both parties.
We were on the road home after dinner at the Grandparents', when the elder sister spotted a brightly lit van in front of our family car.
"Mummy, it's someone's birthday. Is that a Happy Birthday Car?" She piped, trying to sit forward while strapped in her booster seat to take a closer look.
"Happy Birthday Car?"
I realised, at that moment, it was a funeral hearse. It was probably decorated for an Indian or someone of Hindu faith.
Oh, our elder girl did not know much about funerals or the natural cycle of life. Hence she associated the neon lights on the hearse with a birthday celebration. A child making such connections - surely something bright has to do with a positive occasion?
I hesitated and went, "Hmm."
"The lights are nice." She continued.
Suddenly I found myself replying, "Yes the lights are nice. It's not a Happy Birthday Car though. It's a Goodbye Car."
"A Goodbye Car?"
"Yes, a Goodbye Car. Someone is going to Heaven and we say goodbye."
"Why go there?"
"Someone is going to be an angel. We say goodbye and wish the person will be happy there."
Our elder girl looked pensive, before she turned her attention to chatting with the younger sister.
As an educator, I wasn't entirely sure if the answer was one befitting of the situation. But as a mum, it certainly gave me lots to think about. An education in the matters of life - languages, sciences, relationships, safety, etc - must be coupled with an education in the matters of life's end. To hold dear to one's heart the people and things we have - that can only come when we realise the fleeting nature of one's lifetime.
It's not taboo - we need to talk about it in the right way at each stage of childhood.
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