Category Archives: Numeracy

Free Education Apps for the Ipad

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Finding special education resources for kids can be time consuming and costly. But there is definitely room in any budget for a free education apps list and this comprehensive list we have found is sure to keep any little tech fingers overjoyed while learning. Obviously new apps are being created every day and some of these may end up out of date over time so we would love you to add any you have found in the comments area below. Using technology to assist children in their learning can have...

Parents Are A Child’s Best Teacher

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Finding the right early intervention services is invaluable to your child’s learning. But parents are a child’s best teacher when it comes to building on those basic concepts that involve play. All the interactions of a parent can be used to help develop basic concepts, fine and gross motor skills within your child with special needs, such as: singing nursery rhymes or talking to your child, through touch, such as patting and rubbing playing with your child, dressing and feeding...

Number Activities For Home

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Here are some simple number activities for home time if your child is struggling to remember the sequence of digits or identify a quantity. These additional activities are easy to undertake with your children in and around your family home without having to purchase any expensive learning items but if you would like to add some games to add variety have a look at our list of mathematical downloadable activities. Have your child count as far as he/she is able to and then encourage your child to...

Improve Learning with Visual Perception Games

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Playing Visual Perception Games is a great way to help your child prepare for school. It is also an excellent motivational method to improve learning & motor planning skills of children having trouble remembering or writing alphabet or numerical symbols and the like. Here is a great list of learning activities you could start with and adapt to cater for your child as needed. Pick The Difference Print a simple picture of a person (or photocopy a drawing) 5 times. On each picture change...

A child with Dyslexia in the Classroom

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Having a child in the classroom with dyslexia can be daunting if, as a teacher you are not prepared, or understand the individual special needs of the child. It is important to put in place simple strategies that will not only assist the child to learn but feel accepted in the workplace environment also. Reading is at the foundation of many other subjects of learning at school and a child who finds the task of literacy skills difficult can often fall behind not only in English subjects but in...

Learning Games for Kids

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All school-age children love playing games. So why not use these suggestions as fun learning games for kids to reinforce skills without using obvious and boring repetition. Playing educational games at an early age will help your child excel in school with subjects, such as reading, mathematics and science. If you know your child could use some extra help in on a subject, find games that will challenge and reinforce the skills your child needs to improve on. Internet Learning Activities &...

Simple & Motivating Activities to Encourage Language or Learning

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We all know how motivating lollies or toys are to get our children to clean their room up or behave themselves when out somewhere but have you ever thought to use them in games to encourage the development of language and learning? Children who are having difficulty learning basic concepts or sounds sometimes need extrinsic reinforcement until the ‘inner proudness’ kicks in. As the task becomes easier the extra rewards can be slowly replaced with words of praise. Always keep the toy...

Lesson Activities for Autumn

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The air is getting colder but warmer days can still linger so while teaching your child the vocabulary of all the clothing as they need it is a great way to explain the change of season’s weather and the way it makes us feel.

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Avoiding the Homework Tantrums

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Children learn new things naturally  – just like breathing. The most natural way to build in any learning is by following their interests. We all learned new concepts as young children by exploring through our interests. Then as adults our interests have generally led us to our careers where we continue to learn new information and skills. Learning is a life-long process. If your child is having difficulty learning new concepts try delivering it through their interests – what toys...

Teaching Maths Language with Food

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This list of ideas can be used for lessons within a classroom or during preparation of snacks or meals in the home. They are designed to help you teach or make it easier to explain some of the language that mathematics concepts are built on. Apples… Cut the apple crosswise to find the star… Count the points and count the seeds. Cut the star out with an apple corer — it’s a cylinder. The hole in the apple leaves a circle. Continue cutting the apple crosswise into slices to...