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Phonics: Encouraging Literacy in the Home

There is a heated debate over which is better – learning to read using “whole words” or “phonics”. A long time ago, I touched on some of the pros and cons for each method (see: Learning to read – whole words versus phonics) and the route we chose to go with was a combination of both. We began ourContinue reading “Phonics: Encouraging Literacy in the Home”

Let’s Play! The Role of Playing in Learning

“Play is the highest form of research.” ~ Albert Einstein The Importance of Imaginative Play Fantasy play is correlated with other positive attributes. In preschool children, for example, those who have imaginary friends are more creative, have greater social understanding and are better at taking the perspective of others, according to Marjorie Taylor, a psychologyContinue reading “Let’s Play! The Role of Playing in Learning”

Tools of the Mind Preschool Curriculum

When we first heard about Tools of the Mind, the reports about the program for early childhood education were very positive and extremely encouraging. The concept of providing young children with mind tools that help them control their emotions and impulses made a lot of sense especially in an age that encourages the development ofContinue reading “Tools of the Mind Preschool Curriculum”

BrillKids Little Reader Thai Curriculum Pack Out Now!

There are so many benefits to learning a second language, one of which is the development of self-control – one of the best predictors of future success. Now you can help your child learn Thai with the newly released Little Reader Thai Curriculum Pack! About Little Reader Thai Curriculum Pack Little Reader Thai Curriculum Pack is a completeContinue reading “BrillKids Little Reader Thai Curriculum Pack Out Now!”

Early Childhood Education: The First Six Years

There is an article on Eye on Early Education that talks about the importance of the first 2000 days in the life of a child. The message comes from Dr Patricia Kuhl – whose name should not be unfamiliar since she was the one who told us about the linguistic genius of babies – andContinue reading “Early Childhood Education: The First Six Years”

Little Reader Wins 2011 Creative Child Awards!

BrillKids won two awards at the 2011 Creative Child Awards for  their products Little Reader Deluxe and Aesop’s Fables Volume 1.   To celebrate, they are giving away a very special 10% discount coupon that is valid until 2 July 2011. Coupon Code: BKCreative10 To use this discount code, simply go to the BrillKids Online StoreContinue reading “Little Reader Wins 2011 Creative Child Awards!”

Assessment in Early Childhood Education (6th Edition)

Written for preschool and primary school teachers involved in preparing for, administering, interpreting, and moving forward with the results of informal and standardized testing, Wortham’s Assessment in Early Childhood Education, Sixth Edition, is one of the most accessible and practical  books available in measurement and evaluation examines both standardized and informal assessment tools from aContinue reading “Assessment in Early Childhood Education (6th Edition)”

Glenn Doman: How to Teach Your Baby – Part 1

Want to learn more about Right Brain Education, early learning and how maximum your child’s learning potential? Head over to the Right Brain Child. So I finally bit the bullet and decided to buy the Glenn Doman flash card kits for reading, math and something else called “Bits of Intelligence”.  Yes, it was a hefty investment butContinue reading “Glenn Doman: How to Teach Your Baby – Part 1”