Writing is an essential mode of communication, which plays a vital role not only in academics but also in children’s futures. With the advancements in technology that cause distraction, children don’t get enough experience to enhance their talents in writing. This becomes a daunting situation for parents to find new ways to tackle this.
It’s common for parents to worry about how to help their young children learn to write, even as they get older. From not knowing at what age to start to the best teaching aids to use and letters to start with, it can be overwhelming.
Parents know all too well that children get bored really easily and this has become worse with the advent of devices and gadgets. However, loss of attention happens to adults as well, though it changes with age. Most people can only focus for about 10-20 minutes.
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There’s hardly an aspect of our lives that hasn’t been deeply affected by technology. Education is no exception. In fact, learning may be the aspect that has changed the most.
Just think about it: what do you do whenever you want to get some kind of information?
Reading is a vital skill that builds the foundation of almost everything else your child will learn throughout their life. Learning how to read — and, more importantly, learning how to enjoy reading — is one of the key factors in your child’s academic success.
Authors, Illustrators, and Storytellers, Oh My!
What do these things have in common? Well, they are all an integral part of the CLiF Year of the Book grant. Boscawen Elementary School in Boscawen, NH was one of ten schools across NH & VT that won this grant worth $25,000 for the 2018-19 school year.
As parents, you are your child’s first and most important teachers. Parents have a hugely important role to play in shaping literacy, social and emotional skills. Parental involvement impacts directly and indirectly on a child’s learning. Here are some tips so you can involve yourself in your child’s development.
Q. What do you get when you bring 150 educators, librarians, and principals together for a day jam-packed with literacy?
A. Inspiration, excitement for learning, and a whole lot of creative ideas!
Yesterday, elementary educators from all over New Hampshire and Vermont joined us at the scenic Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT for our 7th annual Community Literacy Conference.
The most fundamental definition of writing is words written down. This includes words or other symbols, such as hieroglyphics, written down as a means of communication. Like walking and talking, learning to write does not happen all at once, but happens gradually through continuous experiences with printed material and writing-related activities.