Reading, writing, and doing Mathematics: How not to help your child. Think back to when you were a child and being told that you would like something you had already got to dislike. Do you remember how annoying and unhelpful those talks were? You didn't believe them. You wished they would stop trying to convince… Continue reading How to help your child so reading, writing, and Mathematics becomes fun.
I’m going to give you a way to work gently and firmly with yourself and your family so that the coaching happens regularly and you help your child succeed at school. Think about what you can do: Expand your circle of influence Stephen Covey in his book 'First things first' talks about the difference between… Continue reading Take control: Help your child’s reading, writing, and Maths skills.
Help your child learn to read faster using exciting and competitive phonics games. Research shows that teaching children patterns and how things work helps them learn and remember much, much faster. That makes logical sense huh? Children learn to read faster and more easily when they can use phonics patterns Phonics is letters and their… Continue reading Learn to read faster – with phonics and healthy competition.
Win-win or no deal: Only agree when you are both happy. In the previous posting I gave you ways to create reading,writing, and Math goals that you can both agree with. The goals you set decide your success. The more thoroughly and seriously the goals are decided between you both, the more you both will… Continue reading First the reading, writing, and Math goals – then how you work together
The mutually respectful relationship you build with your child when coaching reading, writing, or Mathematics skills decides whether you will be a successful coach or not. Patience is an important part of developing mutual respect, but patience is a lot more than just holding your breath and feeling 'patient' while working with your child on their… Continue reading A useful definition of patience when working with your child’s reading, writing, and Mathematics skills