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First-Grades
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How to Help First-Graders Prepare and Adapt to School

Entering school is one of the most important and challenging periods in a child’s life. The transition from kindergarten to school can be an emotionally challenging situation due to all the changes in life, including increased psycho-emotional stress. Even kids with emotional maturity sometimes have difficulties adapting to school life. Parents and teachers can play…

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mobbing and bullying at school
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How to deal with Bullies & Emotional Bullying at School

Emotional bullying at school and psychological harassment at school is an unfortunately frequent phenomenon. Regardless of the objectives and number of participants involved, it has a two-fold negative impact: on one hand, the bullied child’s feelings toward school are negatively impacted. On the other hand, the effects of bullying impact the development of social relations in…

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The Global Reading Method

In recent decades, teachers have started to implement the new way of teaching children how to read using the analytical, so-called “global” method. The Global Reading Method could be seen both as an alternative approach to the traditional teaching methods of reading comprehension skills and as a first step in teaching literacy. Some learning centres…

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6 Tips for Selecting a Tutor

Throughout history, teachers have enjoyed a high status in history. And it’s understandable why that is. Having a great teacher can be truly life-altering. And this is certainly something you should keep in mind when selecting a tutor for either yourself or your child. Choosing the correct tutor is one of the most important steps…

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How to Learn German Starting with the German Alphabet

The German alphabet is very easy to learn! This alphabet learning guide is a good way for beginners to learn the basics of the language, which will help in learning how to speak, read and write in German and will also lay the foundations of correct pronunciation. In this article, we will discuss the importance…

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7 Key Reading Tips From a Child Psychologist on How to Teach Your Child to Read at Any Age

In the era of gadgets and information technology parents’ complaints are increasing: How can you teach your child to read when he/she is unmotivated, would rather play computer games or even use Google voice search rather than spell out words? As a licensed, practising child psychologist I’ve compiled the 7 best reading tips for helping…

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mobbing and bullying at school
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Bullying and Mobbing at School: Understanding the Reasons and Consequences for Your Children

Conflicts between kids at school are very common nowadays. Starting in first grade, young children get involved in various situations which may lead to disagreements and arguments. Without question, such forms of social interactions are inevitable and absolutely relevant to the youngsters, as they are at an early stage of social development. However, when a…

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Singing as a Learning Tool in Speech Development

On Christmas Eve children are usually busy learning various songs, such as folk and celebration songs as well as stage adaptations for traditional Christmas performances. These activities are as beneficial as they are rewarding, since they help train memory, attention, artistic speech and deep breathing. Singing is a powerful tool to improve oral speech, so…

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Children’s Emotional Intelligence During Early School Years

Sufficient emotional intelligence (EI), or emotional maturity, of a child is crucial when he or she start school. This skill during the school adaptation phase helps a child adjust himself or herself to a new stage in life and understand its rules. Parents should by then accept the fact that their children need to go…

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Learning Letters: Methods, Activities and Games to Help Children Learn the Alphabet

Learning the alphabet (or learning letters of the alphabet) is an important first step in the process of learning how to read. First, introduce letters to children so that later they can begin with reading and writing. Children can start learning to read as early as preschool age. What is important here is a child’s…

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