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HAPPY LESSONS 3: TALKING TO LEARN OR LEARNING TO TALK

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TALKING TO LEARN OR LEARNING TO TALK? DEVELOPING GOOD ORACY SKILLS


Hi All

I am sorry I am posting a little late this week but a combination of things left me feeling exhausted and not able to give it my full focus until now.

Exciting News
I have now had over 800 views and am collecting readers from all over the world, which I am finding very exciting. I am also loving the opportunity to keep teaching even if it is now from my sofa or even propped up in bed 😁 So I hope you all enjoy this week's blog!


Talking to learn or learning to talk? The question of whether we talk to learn or learn to talk has been hotly debated by educationalists.  However I have found the reality is that both are true and it is vitally important to be able to express our feelings, thoughts and needs through talk if we want to be happy and successful.
Preparing for School and Life Ideally by the time your child starts in a Reception Class they would be able to use talk to initiate and develop play, to express their…

HAPPY LESSONS 2 - DEVELOPING SELF ESTEEM

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INTRODUCTION
For those of you who did not read Happy Lessons Part 1, here is a quick introduction. Up until 6 months ago I was a Primary School Teacher and Key Stage One Leader. However due to chronic ill health I could no longer follow my passion. I then realised there are lots of different learning platforms out there and decided to write a blog. I hope through this medium I can keep teaching and give parents a personal toolbox to help their children reach their full potential and be happy individuals.
DEVELOPING SELF ESTEEM When dealing with young children it is very important to see making mistakes as part of allowing them to develop their problem solving skills rather than something to be continually corrected. If you do everything for your child because they might not get it right, you deny them the opportunity to achieve and take pride in their successes. If you instill an attitude of “I can’t do it yet!” rather than “I can’t do it!” your child will be motivated to continue to try…