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Empowering the child in 2020

‘Children leave the caregiver; the caregiver does not leave the child.’ Who would have thought that a global pandemic would lead to a world where social normality and early childhood practice was completely transformed? In early childhood, the ‘gate drop off’ quickly became one of the most significant socially normal practices emerging during COVID-19. The practice…

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Is Teaching Consonant Blends to Kids Worthwhile?

Consonant blends are defined as two or more consonants blended together, however, each sound may still be identified (eg. tr or fr). Blends are not to be confused with digraphs or trigraphs, where two or three letters come together to represent one sound (eg. sh or th). The teaching of consonant blends has always been…

is-teaching-consonant-blends-to-kids-worthwhile?

Is Teaching Consonant Blends to Kids Worthwhile?

Consonant blends are defined as two or more consonants blended together, however, each sound may still be identified (eg. tr or fr). Blends are not to be confused with digraphs or trigraphs, where two or three letters come together to represent one sound (eg. sh or th). The teaching of consonant blends has always been…

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5 Ways to Create Calm on State Testing Days

There’s no argument that state testing is a nerve-racking experience for kids. Whether they’re taking the PARCC, STAAR, or Smarter Balanced common-core-aligned test or something else entirely, testing week can bring on a whole lot of anxiety. Sure, by high school, students are more familiar with the strict environment of test conditions, but even so,…