Monthly Archives June 2017

What do you think of children’s eBooks?

At one stage eBooks were the fastest growing sector of children’s publishing.  It looked like it was all over for paper books, bookstores, libraries, etc.  The major publishing houses were hooking up eBook and app sections overnight and sites such as Kalahari, Amazon, and Exclusives were hooked up already. eBook Sales Decline Today there’s a slightly different picture.  According to The Guardian, ‘while book sales through shops increased 7% in 2016, ebook sales declined by 4%. It is the second year in a row that ebook sales have fallen, and only the second time that annual ebook sales have done so since
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7 Comprehension Skills

In a world overflowing with information it’s more important than ever to use comprehension skills to  extract meaning from a text and be able to apply that elsewhere.  Simply put, your child needs to understand what he is reading. It may sound simple, but chances are at least 30% of what a child reads goes over their heads. And that 30% could be vital information – especially when they get to high school. Try these 7 Skills If your child is battling, we have 7 strategies to help them master comprehension. Sit with your child and ask them to read a
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Your Child Needs This Skill: Metacognition

Simply put, metacognition is the ability to think about thinking.  Metacognition implies an understanding of your own thought process.  When reading, we instinctively infer meaning, guess what the characters will do, make links between earlier texts or quiz ourselves to understand what is happening.  This goes beyond literal comprehension and factual knowledge. Deep Reading When we metacognise we put information in context, connecting it to prior knowledge, interpreting, analyzing and contrasting it to previously held understanding. We employ all these metacognitive skills to detect the deep meaning – which is why I call it deep reading. Can Your Child Do
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