Since we bought our apartment I don`t think we have ever had a clear idea of what to use the Japanese room for. It`s the tatami matted extension to our living room and has in turn been our bedroom, the laundry room, the sprog`s playroom and so forth. Now it is surely in it`s greatest incarnation, the reading room. Read More…
Well worth watching, and good advice. Comparative reading for the bilingual child could help them to truly experience their bicultural heritage.
Gary Larson’s work is great. Why the deer? ‘What do you call a deer with no eyes? No idea’ (no-eye-deer). So what do you call a dog with no ‘d’? A car with no ‘c’? A chair with no ‘ch’? If your child is getting to grips with reading and if they have a fairly good grasp of how sounds make words then they can probably tell you. Read More…
A new print for the regular daily reading practice. I am trying to develop my daughter’s reading from a strictly phonic reading style towards a more fluid sight-reading style. To do this I am using the same words, print after print, with the hope that this will encourage recognition of patterns. Download the pdf lets read 8.
I have noticed an increase in the downloads of previous prints so I am uploading these two together. Download them from the downloads section.
I am very pleased that people are downloading and hopefully using the series, but hope that they will come back and tell me what works and what doesn’t.
If you download, please help me to make future materials better by leaving a comment about how you used them and how it went.
A beautiful day in Nagoya today and a perfect chance to get out with young lady for a morning in the park. Today we made a river that flowed down into a lake. It was a chance to use new words like ‘gravity’ and ‘flow’. Time spent together is seldom wasted, though neither is it overused. We played catch and practiced riding her new bike. Fun is an education in itself!