Sing this song to the tune of Jolly Old St. Nicholas and use hand gestures. It’s a lot of fun and children learn the meanings of the punctuation symbols very quickly. As you know, singing is one of the best ways to store information in a child’s long term memory. The brain remembers in patterns and when we sing, we are using musical patterns and rhymes. Perfect!
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April 23, 2013 Comments Off
Kids are relying on Google as their memory. Not a good idea! The brain needs to be taught to memorize by using memory exercises and learning to memorize poetry and math facts. Memory is important in building relationships, establishing recognition of patterns, people and events, and then the brain transforms this information to problem solve. Kids who practice memorizing favorite poems may [Read more →]
April 1, 2013 Comments Off
You know how difficult it is to subtract from 0′s, regrouping several times. Here is an easy way that I never knew about growing up. Say you have a problem like those below. If you rewrite the problem and lower the subtrahend (the top number) and minuend (the bottom number) by one, you get the same answer and it makes subtracting much easier. Just like this: [Read more →]
August 23, 2012 Comments Off