Tips for Parents
Tips and strategies to improve your child’s English.
- Tips On Reading Comprehension
What Are Comprehension Skills? Comprehension is the process of making meaning from a written text. Typically, children might have difficulty understanding due to limited vocabulary and/or a lack of familiarity with the subject matter. Both these constraints may be remedied by reading more widely and making friends with a good dictionary. Comprehension skills can also
- Raising A Child Who Loves To Read
Educators know that a child with precocious reading and language skills automatically enjoys a huge head start over his peers at school. The trick is for parents to help their children associate books and reading with pleasure and entertainment, instead of just exams and homework. How can you do this? Even before children acquire reading
- Phonics – What, When & Why
Phonics is a user-friendly way of learning to read from scratch that teaches children the 43 phonetic sounds in English (25 consonant and 18 vowel sounds). It is an extremely efficient system that is not just about recognising words on a page, but making them come alive by sounding them out and pronouncing them. 4
- Fun With Phonics Practice
Why is it important to practise? Because while it may be one of the oldest cliches, practice really does make perfect. The more your child familiarises herself with the different components of Phonics, the faster her reading and spelling skills will improve. And as I mentioned last month, this is a method that encourages both
- Reading Activities: 6 Fantastic Fables And Tales For The Holidays
Follow the adventures of wise old Mullah Nasruddin and the crab who tried to be something it is not. Here are 6 fantastic fables and stories told by renowned storyteller Sheila Wee and her daughter Julie Wee! Story 1: How to Dress Appropriately Once, Mullah Nasruddin, a wise and respected man, arrived at a grand
- Lesson Package for Primary 1 Students
Lesson package to help Primary 1 students increase their awareness of English phrases commonly misused in Singapore.
- Lesson Package for Primary 2 Students
Lesson package to help Primary 2 students increase awareness of English phrases commonly misused in Singapore.
- Lesson Package for Primary 3 Students
Lesson package to help Primary 3 students use question tags appropriately.
- Lesson Package for Primary 4 Students
Lesson package to help Primary 4 students understand the difference between long and short vowels, and pronounce them.
- Lesson Package for Primary 5 Students
Lesson package to help Primary 5 students identify and edit language errors on signs, and correct non-standard English phrases with standard English.