Time for rhyme

Time for rhyme

Time for rhyme   Songs and games with rhyming words are an important part of any early childhood program. Children’s books use rhyme to create rhythm and interest. Rhyming words sound the same at the end mouse/house, cat/bat and so on. Rhyming is mainly a...
Maintaining motivation

Maintaining motivation

Maintaining Motivation (this March) I don’t know about you, but some days are harder than others to maintain my motivation for what I do. After such a challenging and demanding 2020 it can all feel a bit hard some days and it might be easy to stick with what you know...
Why is education so important?

Why is education so important?

January has gone in a flash, as it does every year and it is back to school time once again here in Australia and the southern hemisphere. Those of us who work in early childhood education know the importance of good preparation for school. At this time of the year,...
Preparing your child for school

Preparing your child for school

Parents and early childhood educators should consider a range of skills when deciding if a child is ready for school. It is not just about the child’s age. The following is a list of things that your child should be able to do most of the time before they start...
Articulation disorders Part II

Articulation disorders Part II

How you can help with preschool children’s speech development In my last blog I discussed the milestones for typical speech development and some areas wherechildren may have delays or difficulties. If you missed it please read Part I before reading Part II. In this...
Articulation disorders Part I

Articulation disorders Part I

How you can help with preschool children’s speech development  Speech skills are important for good communication. It is exciting to watch and help a child learn to speak and there are lots of things that educators and parents can do to help. Children start to speak...
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