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Dolch words are a list of the 220 words which occur most frequently in children's books, according to research published by Edward William Dolch in 1948. Children are still taught these words in school today. The most frequently occuring words are...
Cursive writing simply means writing in which most of the letters are joined, that is they are written without lifting the pen from the paper. There are many different styles of cursive writing which are taught in schools around the world. Some...
Learning multiplication tables is important, but there is so much to remember that you need lots of repetition to make them sink in. These games will help you have fun while you learn your tables!
Kids need to learn about money, not only as part of their mathematics curriculum, but also for real life. The best way to learn is to have fun while you are learning, and these money games will help. Early money skills include learning to...
Letters and Sounds was launched by the Department for Education and Skills in June 2007, following an independent review into the teaching of reading. It details a rigorous "high quality" phonics teaching programme which is aimed at rasining...
I recently discovered a simple craft which I would like to share with you. I was teaching a family learning class, and one of the students had accidentally picked up a pile of teabag folding paper along with her course work. I'd never seen it...
It's small and cute, comes in lots of pretty colors and is surprisingly tough. Is the Eee PC the ideal notebook for kids? All of the Eee PC models are great for web-based activities, such as playing online games. They also come with a good range...
How to create your own PDF format files for free. It's easy to make a PDF file from a Microsoft Word document, or from Publisher, PowerPoint or other applications.
The Asus Eee PC 2G Surf model was the first in the Eee PC range to be unleashed on the public, in 2007. It is designed to be a highly portable, affordable notebook computer with a 7" screen, 2GB of solid state storage and 512Mb of RAM, weighing in...
A collection of games to help children learn about place value, from the basics of hundreds, tens and ones to decimal places.
If you want to try a speed typing test, try any of these great free online typing test sites. The more you test your typing speed, the quicker you'll get, so give them a go.
There are lots of "free" online games sites on the web, but often there's a catch. This hub will show you the online game sites which are really free, so you can play until you drop, with no compulsory signups, no excessive distracting adverts and no fees to pay.
The Thin Blue Line, starring Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean), is one of my favourite sitcoms. Here are some great clips from the series and profiles of the funniest characters.
With kids in danger of getting alternately over-excited and bored at this time of year, I thought I would put together a collection of the very best Christmas-themed games to keep them happy, calm and quiet while passing the time until the big day. ...
Sparklebox was a popular website providing teaching resources. However, since information about the owner has come to light, many schools have blocked or banned the use of the site.
When I heard that strap-on skates were coming back into fashion, my mind zoomed back to the seventies when I shared a single pair of metal and leather roller skates with my four siblings. They could be adjusted using a wingnut to fit all our feet,...
A beginner's guide to using Google Analytics with Hubpages. Includes how to set up Google Analytics to track single or multiple hubs.
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Learning to recognize words by sight is an important skill which helps children learn to read. These sight word games can turn learning high frequency words from a chore into a fun activity.
Do you know the words I dread more than anything? "Can you help me with my math?" These words used to make me nervous when my kids were younger. As they get older and the math skills they're taught are getting more advanced, they make me want to...