Tag: learning aids

Contest! Win a Ji Ga Zo puzzle
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Contest! Win a Ji Ga Zo puzzle

What is the best literacy activity you’ve done with your kids to help get them reading? The three top answers will be shared here and will win a Ji Ga Zo puzzle, courtesy of Hasbro and Getting Kids Reading. The contest ends on Saturday, April 2 so get your answer(s) […]

Scrabble Flash (Boggle Flash)
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Scrabble Flash (Boggle Flash)

Don’t you wish there was a board game that encourages literacy – but which your kid would actually enjoy? Scrabble Flash goes one better… it’s also electronic, which kids love. And it’s completely portable, packing down into a little holder about the size of a small TV remote. (Which parents […]

Current events
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Current events

I’ve been doing current events at my son’s school. I approached my son’s teacher a few weeks ago, and proposed a weekly, half-hour current events discussion for the grade 3 / 4 class. My son’s teacher is very cool, and progressive and totally supported the idea. He also helped to […]

Quick and easy literacy activities
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Quick and easy literacy activities

Our school board issued a list of great literacy activities. They’re simple and fun, and are great examples of what I like to call “guerilla literacy” – using tons of little tactics here and there that add up to… a kid who likes to read. You may want to print […]