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Saturday, 22 July 2017

Printable Chart of the First 100 Words for Reading and Writing

Winter and Summer 100 Dolch Words Printable Charts
These two lists of 100 words came from the Dolch List. They are the 100 most commonly used words. If your children learn then all by memorising them then they would be able to read 50% of all texts. 

Use them wisely though as you don't want your children to rely only on memory to read. If your children already have an understanding of phonics and can decode words by blending the sounds then they are ready to memorise these common words. If not yet then go back to teaching phonics before you teach these.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Letter of the Week: z for zebra

This week's letter was z. There aren't many things that starts with the letter z so we mainly focused on zebras, zoos, zippers and zigzag.

For the craft activity pictured in the title, read instructions below.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Free Colouring Page and Author Interview of The Islamic Adult Coloring Book

Today I have a special interview with Theresa Corbin, author and illustrator of a new colouring book for adults, also appropriate for teenagers. This book is called 'The Islamic Adult Coloring Book'. 

Parents, if you have a creative child then read how sister Theresa goes through the creative process of creating a colouring book. For everyone else, you must read this interview to the end, not only is it very interesting but there is a special gift for you and an announcement at the end.

I've asked sister Theresa ten questions and these are her answers.

1. Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background? 

Thursday, 13 July 2017

How to Teach Your Child to Read

Reading is an enjoyable pastime for children when they can read. Most kids’ eyes will light up with excitement as they eagerly open a new book. But when they can’t read, it becomes a drudgery and a heavy burden. It makes me sad to see a child heave a big sigh when it comes time for him to read.

(Read this article to the end to get some free downloads to help you teach your child to read.)

This is Not How You Want Your Child to Read

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