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Early Reading skills

As an English Lit. tutor, I soon became frustrated with trying to teach cildren to read English. What a ridiculous language. With many other languages, words are spelt in a way that reflects the way you say them. In English, we add extra letters just for the fun of it. I mean, come on, someone was on the wacky weed when they decided the spelling for thorough or tough or lamb.



I was never a fan of teaching the alphabet either. Just how does knowing that the… Continue

Added by Mon on December 10, 2008 at 11:32am — No Comments

the circus is in town

...and a friend visited with her 2yr-old little man. He was delighted and she remarked that the visit was worth it just to see his face. I understand that. Sometimes, in thinking of our little saplings solely, we forget the rest of the forest. If you're a parent, how often have you forgotten yourself?!



But then, Ms Maple Leaf went home, recalled the sights, and gave the whole thing some serious thought.



She considered the large elephants in shackles, about llamas, camels,… Continue

Added by Mon on October 16, 2008 at 4:50am — No Comments

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