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Five Activities to Keep them Clever Kinaesthetically

If your household is anything like the rest of ours during lockdown – keeping sane while controlling the kids is a challenge. Boredom. No outlet for energy. Trouble sleeping. A recipe for rebellion! M ...

How Speech Delay Affects Language Development in Children

Most children who show difficulties in reading have or have had a form of speech disorder such as speech delay, dyslexia or stuttering. In this article, we explore what kind of role speech disorders p ...

What to Expect when Your Bilingual Child Starts Learning to Read

A quarter of one million people migrate to the UK each year¹, increasing the number of children growing up bilingual or multilingual. As both a practicing child psychologist and speech therapist, I am ...

Is Being Left Handed Connected to Learning Difficulties?

One of the most common questions posed to me as a child psychologist and speech therapist is a question about reading disorders. And more often than not, they come from parents of children who are lef ...

Get Ready For School: Intellectual, Psychological, and Social Aspects

It’s very normal as a parent to be concerned about your child getting ready for school. Skills related to reading and writing, counting and arithmetic, and the ability to solve logical problems become ...

Cognitive Development in Children

Learning how to read and write is an important stage in the development of the child, the effectiveness of which depends on his general cognitive abilities. There are cases when the difficulties in re ...

Development of Spatial Orientation and Eye-Hand Coordination

Learning process of reading and writing is based on the child's spatial orientation skills (top, bottom, right, left, understanding of prepositions) and visual-motor coordination, especially eye-hand ...

Fun reading games to help children learn to read

Learning to read is likely the most challenging task a child has faced in their lives at the age when they start learning to read. Learning to read can feel impossible to the child, especially if they ...

Changes to MFL Teaching in the UK: Let’s Get Them Young!

I spent the last five years teaching in a German High School. I learnt a lot (especially German!), which made me reflect on how Modern Foreign Language (MFL) teaching is being done back home in the ...

8 Useful Tips on How to Learn the German Language

In this article, we will have a look at mechanisms of human memory in order to understand how to best learn the German language, or any other foreign language! By understanding the brain’s processes w ...

Top Teacher Hacks for Classroom Hacking

After 15 years of High School teaching, I have picked up a number of teacher hacks.Some things have become second nature – but I can still remember those first years when each day seemed like a matter ...

How to Help First-Graders Prepare and Adapt to School

Entering school is one of the most important and challenging periods in a child’s life. The transition from kindergarten to school can be an emotionally challenging situation due to all the changes in ...

How to deal with Bullies & Emotional Bullying at School

Emotional bullying at school and psychological harassment at school is an unfortunately frequent phenomenon. Regardless of the objectives and number of participants involved, it has a two-fold negativ ...

The Global Reading Method

In recent decades, teachers have started to implement the new way of teaching children how to read using the analytical, so-called “global” method. The Global Reading Method could be seen both as an a ...

6 Tips for Selecting a Tutor

Throughout history, teachers have enjoyed a high status in history. And it’s understandable why that is. Having a great teacher can be truly life-altering. And this is certainly something you should k ...

How to Learn German Starting with the German Alphabet

The German alphabet is very easy to learn! This alphabet learning guide is a good way for beginners to learn the basics of the language, which will help in learning how to speak, read and write in Ger ...

7 Key Reading Tips From a Child Psychologist on How to Teach Your Child to Read at Any Age

In the era of gadgets and information technology parents’ complaints are increasing: How can you teach your child to read when he/she is unmotivated, would rather play computer games or even use Googl ...

Bullying and Mobbing at School: Understanding the Reasons and Consequences for Your Children

Conflicts between kids at school are very common nowadays. Starting in first grade, young children get involved in various situations which may lead to disagreements and arguments. Without question, s ...

Singing as a Learning Tool in Speech Development

On Christmas Eve children are usually busy learning various songs, such as folk and celebration songs as well as stage adaptations for traditional Christmas performances. These activities are as benef ...

Children’s Emotional Intelligence During Early School Years

Sufficient emotional intelligence (EI), or emotional maturity, of a child is crucial when he or she start school. This skill during the school adaptation phase helps a child adjust himself or herself ...

Learning Letters: Methods, Activities and Games to Help Children Learn the Alphabet

Learning the alphabet (or learning letters of the alphabet) is an important first step in the process of learning how to read. First, introduce letters to children so that later they can begin with re ...

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