Tag Archive: reading

How to Evaluate and Improve Your Child’s Reading

May 1, 2020 11:49 am Published by

If young Ben reads to you while you are preparing dinner and you hear a smart delivery with few hesitations and a confident, snappy pace you may assume your ten year old is a whizz. No problems, a star reader. But this could be a grave mistake and Ben may well be heading for big problems at secondary school because, in fact, Ben can barely read at all, he is illiterate. Today, there is very little formal reading carried out in schools. Occasionally, hesitant readers are given time out with a classroom assistant. But as there will probably be several remedial readers with a brief time slot and no more than a passing nod in the direction of phonics, these...

Teaching at Home is Easy and Free

April 19, 2020 4:43 pm Published by

Covid 19 has created a milestone in our history, and how will history itself report it in a hundred and fifty years? Deaths across the world have been on a biblical scale and sadly many of those have included the very people working to save the rest of us. Businesses have folded, jobs have been lost and we have even temporarily lost our freedom to roam at will. Society has been asked to step up to the plate and consider others and, by and large we have – we understand, we manage. Day by day we are proving that as a nation we are again capable of rallying cohesively for the greater good when our country calls. However, the children....