Tag archives for learning support

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 »

Tips on how to talk to your child about report cards.

Tips on how to talk to your child about report cards. As the end of the semester is drawing near, it’s report card time again.  Teachers are currently busy writing reports for each and every student here in the Elementary School.  You won’t receive your child’s report card for a few weeks.  But, the Learning Support Department wanted to take this Read full article »

What a difference a diagnosis makes…

Oh my word!!! How much do I love this newly discovered site - www.smartkidswithld.org  ?  This site takes a genuine and honest look at the positive side of a learning difference diagnosis and encourages kids and parents to do the same.  Please do explore it for ideas about open and honest understanding of learning disabilities or differences.  Well worth a Read full article »

SuperDuper Apps

Hi - If you have an iphone, and ipad or an android phone you will see that there area  GREAT number of apps out there that can support children in all learning, from speech and language development, math and literacy right through to social learning.  Our favourite schools resource/publisher SuperDuper have launched a number of app versions of some of the Read full article »

What are the benefits of Educational Psychological testing?

In certain circumstances parents will be asked to arrange for a full Educational Psychological Assessment for their child.  The fundamental reason for this is to give the LS teachers a greater understanding of the root causes of a difficulty that a student is having in order to plan the best possible supports in the classroom. There are other reasons that Ed Read full article »

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!