Building a love of reading in your child by reading aloud at home strengthens their language, vocabulary and comprehension skills. In addition, it improves their social skills and confidence as you listen to them read. It is important to keep books in sight as much as possible. At Razum, each classroom has a dedicated reading corner, with a variety of books for all reader interests. Why not create a library at home, even if it is just a book basket with a few books. Use newsp
At Razum International School, phonics is at the heart of how we teach children. Building strong phonics skills is the key to your child becoming a confident, independent reader and writer. Phonics activities can be educational and fun at the same time. Here are ten easy educational activities to try at home with your children: 1. Use old newspapers and magazines to form letters from the alphabet. Also, choose a letter from the alphabet and spot images in the magazine/newspap
What Is Phonics? Phonics is a way of teaching children how to read and write. It's a reading and spelling tool for teaching the basic relationship between letters and the sounds that they make. There are only 26 letters in the alphabet, but did you know those 26 letters actually make over 40 different individual units of sound, and these basic sound units are called phonemes? Understanding phonics will also help children know which letters to use when they are writing words.
The cognitive benefits of learning foreign languages are undeniable. Learning languages is fun and makes you a versatile individual. While learning languages, we also learn to appreciate different cultures and even discover new things about our mother tongues. It is well-proven that people who speak several languages have improved memory, enhanced concentration, more developed critical-thinking skills, and ability to multitask. The advantages of learning languages can set chi
When children start school, they will use writing in all learning areas and be expected to write neatly and on a line. This can be very challenging for many children, however, there are lots of things you can do to build your child’s hand strength and teach them letter formation early. This will help them find the action of writing easier. The two main areas to focus on are hand strength and letter formation. Hand Strength When you were little, you probably spent a lot of tim
Reading is one of the most important skills that a child will learn at school. The ‘science of reading’ approach is an evidence-based practice that informs us not only how children learn to read, but how they become skilled readers. This article explains different stages of reading and how children’s reading skills can be extended at home. The Simple View of Reading The image below depicts the skills necessary for reading comprehension. It begins with ‘Decoding’, the ability