Emphasis is on Conversation for language acquisition.

September 10, 2012

Schools are over hauling their approach for students to acquire English language proficiency. Emphasis is on conversations rather than just focusing on vocabulary and grammar. What makes vocabulary valuable and important is not the words themselves so much as the understandings they afford. The focus on oral language is of greatest importance for children for whom English is a second language. Early language competence from the preschool years accurately predicts children’s language and reading comprehension. Preschoolers who hear and learn more words are better readers.

Brainpower helps but kids need to learn grit.

September 8, 2012

We all want the best for our children, but how do we ensure that they not only survive but also thrive–today and in the future? For children to reach their full potential in school, the workforce and in life they need to acquire knowledge in many different areas. In addition they also need life skills […]


“Play and Talk” are the key to academic success.

August 30, 2012

“Play is the key to academic success” http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/23/simon-says-dont-use-flashcards/ Parents who want to stimulate their children’s brain development often focus on things like early reading, flashcards and language tapes. But a growing body of research suggests that playing certain kinds of childhood games may be the best way to increase a child’s ability to do well […]


Clear connections between reading aloud & success in reading.

August 23, 2012

Long before we focus on children and reading, we need to make sure children have the rich vocabularies they need to get ready to learn to read There are clear connections between reading aloud and success in reading. Learning to read is incremental. Children need to be familiar with letters, words, & sounds. Reading success […]


Start the school year with a Growth Mindset

August 13, 2012

Mid August comes and a new school year beckons. A growth mindset not only teaches children to love to learn but also determines the quality of their learning. In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This […]


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