Sight Words – The first essential component of independent reading

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Why is it important?

Reading is the most important skill that a child can ever learn, as children with reading difficulties will definitely have trouble with mastering nearly all school subjects and even learning in general, despite the fact that he/she is motivated to learn and study.

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Phonics – The other essential component for independant reading

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Parents hear so much of this word being used that some might even try to sign up the child for phonics without even knowing what is it. Phonics is a system of decoding alphabets, converting a group of letters into single or a group of blended sounds. How how does it help?

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Reading vs Understanding

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"Is reading equal to understanding?"

The common misconception that most parents have regarding reading is that being able to say the words aloud means that they understand what they are reading out.

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Singapore’s Education System Ranking: Pre-school to Tertiary

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Singapore ranks 29th out of 44 countries in the Pre-school education sector, yet ranks almost top among Primary and Secondary education systems in other countries. This difference in overall ranking is likely the cause of increased study stress children and parent alike encounter, especially during the Primary and Secondary education years.

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What to do when my child throws tantrum when learning?

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“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”
- Jim Rohn
As the age of around 4 years old, we probably do not know what is important and what is not, and so it is up to our parents to instill discipline in us so as to help us to be firm and start learning.

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How to teach my child to write well?

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The English language, while not the most difficult language to learn, is not the easiest. There are so many types of ways that you can paraphrase, and hence craft a sentence, that in fact, the best way to study writing is to read more first, before writing more.

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E-Learning vs Book Learning

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As devices get more and more interactive, the face of reading and learning is changing too. There has been much hype about using interactive software for local learning and even long-distance learning through the internet, but the question remains: How effective is it?

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