Image

How to teach spellings to a child

Spell out every word

Spell out every word. This might sound funny, but works for sure. For instance, when you hand out an apple to your child, make sure you spell out the word like, “Here is an A-P-P-L-E, apple for you.” This will help her build, object-word coordination and also memorise spellings.

The game way

Indulge in fun games. If you think she’s too young for scrabble, spelling bee, or crossword puzzles, you could indulge her in a game for finding words, word building (she has to know the letter in which the previous word ends to start a new word, so that’s going to teach her spellings too), Name, Place, Animal, Thing, etc.

Read more

Image

How to make a child love writing

We know it’s fun to watch your child write, and be an avid enthusiast of the same. Most parents try to start early in introducing their kids to writing and force them to pick the habit fast. This might actually push your child to the extent where she hates writing. Are you guilty of those mistakes too? Read on to find out and know how to fix it.

Explain the meaning of words

When you write out to her and she asks you the meaning of a word, the worst you could do is to ignore her. Always pause, explain the word, and give her examples of other instances where the word can be used. You could also ask her to come up with her own set of examples.

Read more

Image
How to Stop A Child from Arguing

How to Stop A Child from Arguing

Featured image source : Someecards

Let me confess: I’d be the first one to find something attractive about a child that has an opinion. One that knows what he wants and knows how to stand up for what they think is right. But there’s a thin line that separates this expressing of opinions from arguments. And there’s nothing sweet about a child who picks an argument with the family at the drop of a hat.

We all have been in situations where a simple conversation with the child blew out of proportion and turned into an argument and it is draining, frustrating and disruptive as a family. So, how to do you stop a child from arguing?

Read more

Image

5 Effective Discipline Techniques for Your Pre-Teen

Is your little one turning into a messy pre-teen with every passing day? Has she been reacting arrogantly, disobeying instructions, and throwing a fit at the drop of a hat? If you nodded along in agreement, here’s a post that’s just for you. Here are 5 Effective Discipline Techniques for Your Pre-Teen.

 Have the house rules

Set the rules for your house and make sure she understands and follows them. Keep it clear that contributing to the household chores is not a choice. 

Rewards work wonders

Read more

Image

How and when to teach numbers to a child

Decided to teach your little one to count? Here’s good news! Your little on has been exploring eh various concepts of math ever since infancy. She’s been observing concepts like pattern recognition, comparisons, etc., all of which are a kind of math language.
Now that she’s grown older and ready to learn counting numbers, it’s time for you to make it fun and simple. Here are a few fun counting games and activities that would help her learn the names of numbers, what they look like, and how to count them in order.
Counting fingers and toes
While giving her a shower or dressing her up, count her fingers and say it out loud. That’s how she will get used to the number sounds. You can also introduce her to fun little counting activities and books.
Count everything
The best learning occurs when you don’t even realise that you’re learning. And that’s how you teach your child. There’s something to count everywhere, whatever you’re doing, like “how many people are eating, how many cups do we need, etc.

Read more

Image

How to Teach a Child to Tell Time

Your little one has learnt to count, learnt the alphabets, has started school, and is growing up really fast. It won’t be long before she learns to read the clock. Until then you can use these tips to teach her the basics.

Watch for signs

See if she’s able to understand and know the passage of time, like asking about days she would wear white shoes to school, her birthday month, the number of days until her vacation begins, etc. The limited grasp of hours, days, week, and month, is normal in her age, so do not worry.

Read more

Image

Tips for Teaching Preschool Science to Kids

Kids tend to develop an opinion about science and math at an age as young as seven, and that makes it important to create a positive start for their introduction to the subject. Here are a few fun ways in which you could introduce science concepts to toddlers and kids.

Follow her natural curiosity

Kids are naturally curious, keep that alive and encourage her to explore and ask questions. Follow her interest and you’d know where and how to begin your lessons.

Start with what’s on hand

From your kitchen to the playground, there’s science everywhere and you can start off your lessons with anything that’s around you. Your kitchen could be a great place to introduce her to everything from how plants grow to how simple machines work. All you have to do is look where her interests lies and pick the right activity.

Read more