Have you ever wondered why your toddler’s favorite word seems to be ‘why?’ Have your older children lost their curious drive or do they no longer ‘care’ why something is the way it is? You may have even been told that ‘Curiosity killed the cat,’ but let’s look at some reasons why curiosity should be encouraged and fostered in our children.
Have you, as a parent, ever found studying spelling with your child a frustrating experience? Most kids do not jump at the opportunity to study and sometimes forcing the issue leads to trouble with a capital T! Well, many parents are just like you and as a teacher, I believe learning spelling should - and can - be fun, especially at a young age. The truth is there are lots of tricks to make spelling much more interesting and engaging for the kids. Here are some helpful ideas that we often use in class that make learning exciting and interactive in the process. When you make it a game, it stops being studying and becomes an fun activity. That’s the key!
As teachers, we are constantly assessing what works, what doesn’t work, and how would we change things to make them better. This school year, I decided to dig deep and make some changes where I could spark interest in my students when it came to reading.