Reading is the foundation of all learning. But before you can run, you need to learn to stand and walk. Letter recognition is the foundation of the foundation.
Kindergarten used to be the place where students learned all this, if parents weren’t working with their kids before hand. However, if students enter Kindergarten without these skills, they will already be behind. Students in Kindergarten are reading by the second semester.
You can read more about the reading process in my free ebook – Education After the Collapse. But you can also get some good advice in the article below.
I think the ability to think and act creatively is a great one to have. Unfortunately, with technology and our fast paced lives, kids don’t have the time to be creative any more. This article provides some great advice or points to think about.
Creativity in a child gives him more than just the ability to play pretend or be artistic, it also leads a child to think and reason for himself. Having a well-tuned imagination will give your child an advantage when he enters the adult world. When he can look at an issue from many points of view [...]
This article was supposed to be part of a blogtrain. But, I missed the deadline. However, links to other articles in the blogtrain are provided below.
There are many skills that children, specifically someone around the age of 12 should have. It is not really fair to try and narrow it down to a short list. Moreover, skills can be necessary in a regional sense. 12 year olds in Alaska need to know what to do when confronted by a bear. That’s not the case down here in Texas. Then, depending on your own [...]
Todd’s Note – If you haven’t been in a Kindergarten classroom in a while, you might have the wrong impression about what they actually do! If you are going on memory, you are probably thinking about extended play time, naps and learning how to share. That is all done, well not the naps, but that doesn’t even touch the tip of the iceberg! Students in Kindergarten are reading books by mid-semester! Yes…you read that correctly!
I know at my school, the Kindergarten teachers work miracles. They start off the year looking like they are herding cats to turning out students [...]