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What is this program called LiPS?

One of the programs that we use in teaching reading and spelling is a program called LiPS.  Before you wonder what this program is teaching your child, LiPS stands for Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing® Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech (LiPS®). It starts not with letters and sounds of the alphabets, but by making your child aware of mouth positions which produce sounds.  As your Read full article »

Reading Resources for Children with Special Needs

The United States Department of Education has a tremendous amount of information available for parents of special needs children. http://www.specialednews.com/reading-resources-for-children-with-special-needs.htm To understand the vast amount of types of specials needs look to the Federal Citizen Information Center website. There you will find government and private sources available for parents of special needs children. Special needs include ADHD, Autism, Asperger, Cerebral Palsy, Reading Read full article »

What can video games teach your child?

Learning through video gaming is an engaging way to inntroduce and develop skills in children like persistance, task initation, reading, organisation and time-management. This week I stumbled across this brilliant site - www.learningworksfor kids.com  this stie identifies which games promote which skills.  The website is focused on the skill so you can select from a sidebar which skill you wish to Read full article »

List-Group-Label Strategy

List-Group-Label is a great strategy for vocabulary development, especially for international schools that use the Understanding by Design framework. Read and WATCH all about it here.   Read full article »

FUN Directions :)

Yesterday I was home sick and playing around on the internet and I came across the wonderful little website.  http://www.drawastickman.com/ This site was intended purely for fun I am sure but I think that it supports the development of: fine motor skills following directions cause and effect creativity Try it! Read full article »

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Tumble Books

Tumble Books is a huge online resource of books which can be read or listened to online. Many of the books have quizzes and questions afterword to help explore children's comprehension of the book. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Brain Pop

Brain POP is the home of fun learning! This site offers student the chance to explore many aspects of the world around us in a lively and exciting way. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Dance Mat Typing

BBC School's Dance Mat Typing is THE place to go for the least boring way to learn to touch type! This site takes student's through basic typing skills via a host of fun songs and crazy characters. No passwork required!