Category: Primary Solutions

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Learning through Visual and Aural Methods in Early Childhood

For many years the educational field has been firmly cemented in believing that different individuals have different learning styles. These are termed visual, aural and kinaesthetic. Recently this myth has been debunked. Despite 93% of the public and 76% of educators still believing that learning styles exist, it has now been demonstrated that they don’t. […]

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The Benefits of Learning a Second Language in the Early Years & Primary

If you learned a second language at school, what can you remember? Chances are, if you embarked on learning a foreign language, like many at late primary or early secondary age, and haven’t gone on to use that language regularly, you’ve lost it. The benefits were limited to the language itself, for the time you […]

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The Importance of Vocabulary Building in the Early Years & Primary

We need to think of vocabulary as a building block. Its intrinsic value is only complete when part of a larger structure. Research shows that vocabulary is far more important than the individual words, and their meaning. Vocabulary knowledge, breadth and depth are directly correlated with a child’s overall development. The Power of Vocabulary What’s […]

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Why Do Young Children Reach Fluency in a Second Language with Ease?

Young children are said to be like sponges. They absorb information and learning from the world around them with seemingly unrivalled ability. It follows, therefore, that they will be able to reach fluency in a second language much more easily than older children, and certainly adults. In fact, there’s a definite window in childhood when […]

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How Stories Can Build Vital Problem Solving Skills in the Early Years

Life is a series of problems to be solved. We don’t mean this in a doom and gloom way, rather that our daily lives are a series of multiple small challenges which we automatically solve using our refined problem solving skills. In fact, our ability to problem solve is so automatic that we don’t even […]

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The Power of Learning through Stories

Pick up that toy cup of tea to be shared with teddy, make music with your voice as you become a character from a child’s favourite story, and you can be forgiven for thinking you’re doing nothing but having fun. Yet in these actions – story-telling and role-play games– you’re accessing immensely powerful learning tools. […]

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