Tag: kidsbooks

Teaching Tolerance

New Zealand has had a real shock and a horrendous attack on Muslims. As a Nation we are all feeling very sad and shocked that this sort of attack can happen in our country. Our gun laws are changing.   We can teach our children to be understanding and tolerant, to be kind and loving….

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Top 10 Countries with the High Literacy Rate

Hi all. What I have here is an interesting collection of statistics and information about the literacy rate of a few English speaking countries.   USA According to data from the 2014 U.S. Census Bureau, 21 percent — or nearly 60,000 — of working age adults in the city lack a high school diploma… Approximately 32 million adults in the…

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Inspirational Women

Hi everyone! I have just read Michelle Obama’s book “Becoming”. She is certainly a wonderful role model for many women. All women should read this book, especially if you are trying to work, bring up a family, look after a man as well as cooking, cleaning, food buying, washing, ironing, gardening, entertaining, carting children to…

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How To Be a Teacher in 2019

Make sure your students’ academic, emotional, psychological, mental, spiritual, physical, nutritional and social needs are being met while being careful not to over-stimulate, under-stimulate or neglect them in a classroom that is plastic-free, processed food-free, negative energy-free, nut-free, body-conscious, mindful, egalitarian but not authoritative, nurturing but fostering of independence, gentle but not overly permissive, uses…

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Happy 2019

  I have been looking for interesting ways to get children to spell that is fun. I have found some ways that may help parents at home with this subject. When a child knows how to spell a word or is trying to spell a word that is not in My Dictionary then they can…

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Inspiration from a New Zealand teacher

Hi readers. On our National Radio last week, I listened to an inspirational teacher from New Zealand named Hamish Brewer. He lives in Virginia, USA and has taught there for the last 15 years in elementary and middle schools. He has turned around poor performance schools, usually from the low socio-economic areas, with his enthusiasm…

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In the World Today

In the world today it is assumed that everyone can read and write. Literacy and numeracy are the 2 most important stepping stones that we need to be able to function in everyday life. Whether it is reading a recipe, paying a bill, reading instructions, reading sign posts, buying a ticket or many other things,…

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Leaders in Reading Recovery

Dame Marie Clay {1926 – 2007} was born in New Zealand, Wellington, and was, and still is, a worldwide authority on helping children who have difficulty with reading. She is recognised internationally for her work in this area. Through her research and knowledge, she helped schools set up programmes for children struggling with reading. Dame…

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New Reviews Received from Schools Around the World

Hi everyone. The school year has started in the Northern hemisphere and our books are winging their way to many schools in USA, Canada and UK. We received this review below and we are always so grateful that an inspector took the time to write to us. We do look for endorsements from teachers who…

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Why We Created a New Edition for the UK

Hello! Spring is in the air in the Southern hemisphere and the promise of a new start. In the Northern hemisphere it is the start of a new school year. A new start happened with My Dictionary earlier this year – actually is was last year that the first contact was made to me. One…

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