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For Toddlers: Go, go go!

New parents tend to invest in heaps of baby gear—a cot, a pram, a highchair, and, of course, what feels like a million nappies. Sometime around the one-year mark, though, parents realise that they need to invest in one more vital item: a good pair of shoes…for themselves. 119 more words


Learning the ABCs: What kinds of picture books facilitate young children's learning?

The authors report on two studies: In the first study, the children learned more letters with the relatively plain books than with a book with manipulative features. 78 more words

5 A Day Books

Over on Toddling Into Madness I started to do a regular link up with The Imagination Tree and their 5 A Day Books  I stopped writing the posts and continued with the 5 A Day books at home, as it wasn’t really suited to the toddling into madness blog. 469 more words

5 A Day Books

Preparing Children for Reading and Writing Instruction

“Readiness training for phonics will include the development of good speech patterns and oral vocabulary, visual differentiation of letter shapes, auditory discrimination of speech sounds, motor control of pencil and paper, awareness of laterality and left-to-right directionality, and general perceptual-motor skills. 46 more words

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