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Finding Time to Read With Your Child - Fundamental Children's Books

Last updated: 01/31/2018

If you are a parent, you probably started hearing about the benefits of reading to your child even before they were born. We know that reading aloud at an early age is great for ba

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What Every School Can Learn from This Age-Old Approach to Nurturing Independence - EdSurge News

Last updated: 01/30/2018

The first thing you'll notice when stepping into Malina Marshall's preschool classroom is the size of the furniture. You'll feel like Gulliver arriving at the land of Lilliput. The

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Why Study Languages at A-Level?

Last updated: 01/30/2018

There are many good reasons to study languages at A-Level. In this post, we look at all the positive reasons for studying languages, including the skills you'll learn, the travel o

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Five tips for teaching business English

Last updated: 01/30/2018

How is teaching business English different from teaching general English? Teacher and trainer Gabrielle Jones, who won the most recent British Council Teaching English blog awar

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How to spend one hour of quality time with your kids - Mother Distracted

Last updated: 01/30/2018

How would you spend one hour of quality time with your kids? I ask this question because a recent poll of 1500 parents with children under the age of 6 by Thomas Cook discovered t

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Is Your Child's Preschool Too Structured?

Last updated: 01/30/2018

What does your child’s preschool look like? Are the kids lined up neatly in rows behind desks, diligently learning the three R’s? If it is, you might want to read further, as t

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How Studying Artificial Languages Can Help You Learn Natural Ones by Ann Wilson

Last updated: 01/30/2018

Monday, January 29, 2018 How Studying Artificial Languages Can Help You Learn Natural Ones by Ann Wilson An artificial language, also called a conlang, is one created by humans ins

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Parent-Child Relationships in Early Childhood

Last updated: 01/28/2018

Research suggests that positive family involvement contributes to a child’s academic success. You are your child’s first teacher, and your child is developing social skills thr

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On Being Gifted and Talented

Last updated: 01/28/2018

What is giftedness? What is talent? There seem to be infinitely variable definitions for these two words. Let’s start with the idea of intelligence. Most research suggests that

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They can’t learn what they don’t notice – on the role of salience in language learning

Last updated: 01/28/2018

The extent to which a target language structure is salient (i.e. is noticeable, stands out) is likely to affect its chances to be acquired by a learner. This is consonant with Schm

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