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Change It Up

Sparks Creativity with Giotto Water Color Block Change it Up! Author: Wei Lin @colours.of.play Being in (a very long) lockdown means we need to be creative about our spaces and activities. Just for a change of scenery.  B&J usually do art in the playroom these days because of the scorching hot weather. But today saw a pocket of shady weather and I took advantage of it. I asked the boys to paint outside in the fresh air, followed by a simple lunch picnic just to change things up and make it feel "new" again.It's basically just recycling activities but in a different environment in an attempt to pretend things are normal and exciting 😌. You do what you do. Try it and see!...

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How to approach reading for beginner readers?

Why Phonics? How to approach reading for beginner readers? Phonics is a time-tested methodology that teaches the sounds that correspond with letters and letter groups. In fact, studies show that phonics instruction greatly improves a child's foundation for word recognition, spelling, and reading comprehension.       SO, WHAT'S THE DEAL? 1) Phonics is extremely impactful to a child's reading foundation. 2) There is a disconnect between the reading science and implementation in schools. 3) Students with a poor reading foundation will have a difficult time in building reading fluency. 4) Beginner readers in the US today require reading support at home to supplement what is being taught (or not taught) in schools. 5) Little Bud Kids Spin-and-Read Blocks are designed...

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