February 25, 2016

How to deal with Sight (Dolch) Words when Learning to Read

In 1948, Edward William Dolch PhD, of the University of Illinois, in his book ‘Problems in Reading’ identified a list of words that he believed to […]
January 22, 2016
subtration made easy for parents

Subtraction Driving You to Distraction? Regrouping & Renaming for Parents

Those of us of a certain age will remember the ‘borrow the one, pay back the one’ rule for subtraction.  It works well because, even though […]
January 15, 2016
What are Sten & Drumcondras

Interpreting STEN & Drumcondra Test Results

This time of year is not just the ‘season to be jolly’ but also parent/teacher meetings season, so I thought I’d write again about STEN & […]
November 9, 2015
What to do when a Teacher is being difficult

Dealing with a Difficult Teacher

In an ideal world, school would be an amazing, productive, happy place where enthusiastic educators nurtured young minds & taught them to love learning.  Most of […]
October 29, 2015
books suitable for children

Appropriate Reading for Kids

We always like to take books with us on our holidays.  I love nothing better than sitting in the sunshine reading my book.  It’s one of […]
October 13, 2015
Dyslexia Awareness Month

You are not Dyslexic

Whenever someone tells me that they are dyslexic, I always say ‘Hi Dyslexic, I’m Elaine’.  Usually they’ll look at me quizzically and say ‘no – I […]