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Which words should be the first to spell

High-frequency words should not be the first words to learn. Read on to understand why. Reading goes through 2 basic steps: Phonics is used to break down a word and then blend it together and pronounce it.  Sometimes because of … Continue reading

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When kids aren’t in their bodies, how do we get them back?

The first rule is that we have to do everything we can to help them feel safe in their bodies.  I am sure you feel that your children are safe but they can be struggling with a lot of anxiety … Continue reading

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When kids aren’t in their bodies, what are they doing?

Before I go further from my last post, being grounded does NOT mean being sent to your bedroom for a period of time, it means being in your body, in the present and fully engaged; not drifting around reliving past … Continue reading

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When kids aren’t in their bodies, how do we expect them to learn anything?

  Children and adults can be ungrounded and not in their bodies for all sorts of reasons – stress, anxiety, overwhelm, traumatic experiences (including pre, during or after birth), early adoption, emergency c-section, living in an ungrounded environment, the list … Continue reading

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Dyslexic kids just can’t do phonics

That isn’t the way their brains work.  They are creative big-picture thinkers and breaking words do into tiny bits just doesn’t make any sense to them.  When these same children manage to accidentally start recognising words,  the skill all fluent … Continue reading

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#The Doctor Who Gave up Drugs

Thanks to the #BBC for Dr Chris Van Tulleken taking about the drugs we give to our children, from a very young age. I really recommend you catch up the #BBC  #The Doctor who gave up drugs:  Series 2 episode … Continue reading

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Attention parents of very young children

There is a strong connection between the mental images we hold in our head and learning difficulties – at last, people are starting to discuss the topic and the need for developing mental images of words was mentioned several times at … Continue reading

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