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Summertime and learning, what do they have to do with each other? Summer is the perfect to get in some extra learning so that your skills or your child's skills don't get rusty. Many parents often rely on computerized games to help their children over the summer without realizing the huge benefit their child can have from playing learning games, reading comprehension and listening comprehension games as a family.
When my son gets to the age where he's thinking about college, things should get pretty interesting. I have some outside-the-box ideas when it comes to education. I work too hard for my money and have too much respect for my nest egg to see it go to waste if my son is not focused on going to college.
When teachers think of teaching young learners, they usually think of oral activities that include singing songs, and saying chants and rhymes. But young learners need to move from repetition to free speaking activities that resemble real life situations. This articles reviews and gives examples of the different steps needed so that young learners can use English in free speaking activities.
Elementary education is so important as it provides the basics upon which all other education builds. Without these basics, children will struggle throughout their school education, causing unhappiness, stress, and perhaps behavior problems. This means that elementary school teachers need to help all their students as much as possible with these basic topics.
Often children are taught the letters and sounds with a letter of the week approach. Learning is focused on each letter for an entire week, and everything about that letter is taught at the same time including the name, shape and sound. Research shows that this may not be the best approach for two reasons.
Teaching young children can be a daunting prospect, especially to those who are new to the game, but don't worry! Help is at hand. We have gathered here some FAQ's about teaching English to young children, with suggestions and tips from Mario Herrera.