learning styles

10 Phonics Games for Kids to Build Reading Skills A Creative Approach to Word Retention and Reading Comprehension Let’s face it: following a workbook can get dull, and not every child learns best by copying letters and sounds. At YesPhonics, we know that learning is multisensory, and that every child learns differently. Last month we […]

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The Importance of Play

The Importance of Play Time for Children Background and Strategies for Parents and Teachers Kids can fall behind in reading for a lot of reasons. Some of these reasons are more or less biological—dyslexia, for example—but others have to do with the environment that they find themselves in. When kids get are taught poorly in […]

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motivate students

Creating Structure to Motivate Students A Guide for Parents and Teachers Unmotivated students can be a huge problem for educators. It’s far from easy to teach kids even when circumstances are good, and with the added difficulty of cajoling students who would rather not do the work in the first place, teaching can become an […]

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homeschooling motivation

How to Stay Motivated when Homeschooling Advice for parents Do you ever find yourself, as a parent and an educator, getting burned out? I predict that the answer is yes, and you’re not alone. Many, many parents around the world have trouble staying motivated in their homeschooling routines. While doing research for this post, I […]

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philosophy for children

Organizing a Homeschooling Co-Op How to Spot and Solve Disagreements Before They Derail You Starting a homeschooling co-op can be extremely rewarding. We explained how co-ops can help your kids form friendships in an earlier blog post, but it can helpful in all sorts of ways. A co-op can give your kids access to classes […]

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philosophy for children

Philosophy for Children: A Simple, Cost Effective Way to Improve Child Education End Bullying by Closing the Achievement Gap The most common thought process most people have is that children don’t have the ability to think critically until they’re twelve years old. But I’d like to make the case that children are actually very receptive […]

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spanking

Spanking: Busting a Myth and Increasing the Learning Ability of Children Debunking an Ineffective Parenting Strategy, and Offering Alternatives Parenting can be extremely frustrating, as can teaching, and if you’ve chosen to homeschool your kids the stress of doing both is a lot to take. If the frustration gets to you, it can be tempting […]

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English as a second language

Teaching English as a Second Language Think to Spell, Schwa, Word Markings, ESL, and Free Learning Tools If you’re looking for a great way tot teach your English as as second language students, starting with our Mnemonic Phonic Technique is a great start-this free tool teaches the 72 Orton phonograms and the 45 sounds that […]

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Teach your Child to Read English Memory research has verified the efficiency of teaching all of the sounds of the phonogram at one time, rather than in layers. When the phonogram sounds are introduced together, the brain can store the information in one place for easy retrieval. The easiest way to learn to read and […]

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Orton-Spalding Based Method for all learners

Orton-Spalding Method for All Learners English Reading, Spelling & Writing Language Arts Dr. Samuel Orton, a famous neurologist, isolated the 70 most used phonograms, the “Phonics Codes”, of the English language. A “phonogram” is either one letter or a set combination of letters which represent one or more single ‘voiced’ sounds in a given word. […]

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