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Atin Afrika Foundation

Atin Afrika Foundation

Island Radio

Island Parent Radio interview

Paul Abra from Island Parent Radio talks with our own Jill Whitehouse about teaching in a multi-sensorial way and our book Teaching Parents How To Teach. Jill talks with Paul Abra on his show about the importance of parent support in the early years, and how preparing your child for those all important first years of school can have a dramatic effect on the intellectual and emotional development. Jill talks with Paul for an hour on his show and encourages parents and their families to get involved with how the children in their lives learn. You can listen to a recording of the show here.

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West Coast Families magazine review

“Teaching Parents How To Teach” was included in the summer issue of WestCoast Families magazine and recommended to its readers. We were delighted to hear that one of our favorite local magazines wanted to recommend our book to its readers. We were also asked if we would like to send a copy of the book and the Number and Alphabet Card sets to offer to their readers as a prize. We were more than happy to do this and have had a great response to the article from our community and from visitors to our web site.

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Recommended by Today’s Parent

In the April issue of Today’s Parent Magazine, our book Teaching Parents How To Teach was recommended to its readers. Today’s Parent, Canada’s most trusted parenting magazine, reviewed our book Teaching Parents How To Teach and recommended it to their readers. We were delighted to have them include a small extract from the book and have suggested a regular article dedicated to guiding parents to help prepare and support their children be included in their publication. We have offered to provide them help with this and look forward to working together.

Surrey Connect Ready set Learn Kit

It”s in the bag!

Surrey Connect have chosen “Teaching Parents How To Teach” to include in their Ready Set Learn parent bags for parents of children starting Kindergarten.

With over a dozen families in attendance Surrey Connect held its first Ready Set Learn Elementary workshop for parents of pre school children and gave out 15 Surrey Connect Book bags. Teaching Parents How To Teach was included in this great scheme for parents. We also put on a workshop for Surrey Connect to introduce the families to multi-sensorial teaching and how they can help their children, and support their individual styles of learning. The workshop was a resounding success and we look forward to doing more with the Surrey school board in the future.

Zubedah and Joel looking at Teaching Parents How To Teach

Educating Children from the streets of Uganda

In 2011 we donated copies of our book to Atin Afrika in Uganda.  Atin runs a transitional home for street children in Lira, Northern Uganda. They employ a full time social worker and a full time teacher to support the emotional and educational needs of the children, bridging the gap between the streets and home.  Atin Afrika facilitates the transition back into education and the family.  Chelsea Peters, one of the founders of Atin, thought the book would be a great teaching tool to use at the Atin house. This is Zubedah and Joel looking at Teaching Parents How To Teach.

For more information on Atin Afrika please visit www.atinafrika.org

Endorsed by literacy BC

Teaching Parents how To Teach endorsed by Literacy BC

On Thursday June 25th Early Minds delivered 64 copies of our book “Teaching Parents How To Teach” to the offices of Literacy BC in downtown Vancouver.

Literacy BC received a $1000 donation from Canucks player of the month Ryan Kessler and we are delighted to announce that they chose to spend their donation on our book Teaching Parents How To Teach.

In addition to the books purchased by the Canucks donation, Early Minds Education decided to make a donation too, and doubled the number of books we delivered.

Diana Twiss, Deputy Executive Director of Literacy BC was there to receive the books and said, “We have reviewed your lovely and rich book and would be pleased to support the distribution of such a resource.” The books will be distributed to projects supported by Literacy BC throughout the province.

Worksheet 1 Page 8

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Worksheet Page 8

This worksheet is the first and suggested starting point for the worksheets on hand-to-eye co-ordination from pages 8 to 15 of Teaching Parents How To Teach. This pdf can be printed directly from the browser to work on with your child.

How to use this worksheet:

Show your child how to start on the large dot, then trace around the shape staying on the line until they get back to the large dot.

Worksheet 2 Page 9

Worksheet Page 9

Worksheet Page 9

This worksheet is the second of the worksheets on hand-to-eye co-ordination from pages 8 to 15 of Teaching Parents How To Teach. This pdf can be printed directly from the browser to work on with your child.

How to use this worksheet:

Show your child how to start on the large dot, then trace around the shape staying on the line until they get back to the large dot.

Worksheet 3 Page 10

Worksheet Page 10

Worksheet Page 10

This worksheet is the third of the worksheets on hand-to-eye co-ordination from pages 8 to 15 of Teaching Parents How To Teach. This pdf can be printed directly from the browser to work on with your child.

How to use this worksheet:

Show your child how to start with their pencil on the large dot, then trace around the shape staying between the lines until they get to the star.

Worksheet 4 Page 11

Worksheet Page 11

Worksheet Page 11

This worksheet is the fourth of the worksheets on hand-to-eye co-ordination from pages 8 to 15 of Teaching Parents How To Teach. This pdf can be printed directly from the browser to work on with your child.

How to use this worksheet:

Show your child how to start with their pencil on the large dot, then trace around the shape staying between the lines until they get to the star.

Worksheet 5 Page 12

Worksheet Page 12

Worksheet Page 12

This worksheet is the fifth of the worksheets on hand-to-eye co-ordination from pages 8 to 15 of Teaching Parents How To Teach. This pdf can be printed directly from the browser to work on with your child.

How to use this worksheet:

Show your child how to start with their pencil on the arrow, then trace around the maze staying between the lines until they get to the star.

Worksheet 6 Page 13

Worksheet Page 13

Worksheet Page 13

This worksheet is the sixth of the worksheets on hand-to-eye co-ordination from pages 8 to 15 of Teaching Parents How To Teach. This pdf can be printed directly from the browser to work on with your child.

How to use this worksheet:

Show your child how to start with their pencil on the arrow, then trace around the maze staying between the lines until they get to the star.

Worksheet 7 Page 14

Worksheet Page 14

Worksheet Page 14

This worksheet is the seventh of the worksheets on hand-to-eye co-ordination from pages 8 to 15 of Teaching Parents How To Teach. This pdf can be printed directly from the browser to work on with your child.

How to use this worksheet:

Show your child how to start with their pencil on the dot on the left, trace along the line, trying to stay on the line until they get to the dot on the right.

Worksheet 8 Page 15

Worksheet Page 15

Worksheet Page 15

This worksheet is the last of the worksheets on hand-to-eye co-ordination from pages 8 to 15 of Teaching Parents How To Teach. This pdf can be printed directly from the browser to work on with your child.

How to use this worksheet:

Show your child how to start with their pencil on the dot on the left, trace along the line, trying to stay on the line until they get to the dot on the right.

Worksheet 9 Page 21

Worksheet Page 21

Worksheet Page 21

This is a worksheet with a set of letter cards to be used with the lessons in Teaching Parents How To Teach. You will use these cards in many lessons and we suggest you either laminate the page before you cut them out or you can get our Letter Card Set from Earlyminds.com

How to use this worksheet:

Laminate the page before you cut each card out individually.

Worksheet 10 Page 23

Worksheet Page 23

Worksheet Page 23

This is a worksheet with a set of environment cards for recognising the relationship between the object and its name. This starter set covers some of the basic objects found in the home.

How to use this worksheet:

Cut out the cards individually and use as directed in our book.

Worksheet 11 Page 30

Worksheet Page 30

Worksheet Page 30

This worksheet is used to give guidance on where the letters sit in relation to each other when writing. The worksheet is designed to to represent the following:

“All letters are on the grass, some parts go up into the sky, and some parts go down into the ground, but they all stay on the grass.”

How to use this worksheet:

Green is for the grass – all letters are between the green lines. Blue is for the sky – b, d, f, h, k, l and t go up into the sky. Brown is for the ground – g, j, p, q and y go down into the ground.

Worksheet 12 Page 41

Worksheet Page 41

Worksheet Page 41

This is a worksheet with a set of sight words to be used in the lessons from the book. A more extensive list can be found on page 40 of the book. You can use worksheet page 42 to make your own labels from the full list.

How to use this worksheet:

Cut out the cards individually and use as directed in our book.

Worksheet 13 Page 42

Worksheet Page 42

Worksheet Page 42

This worksheet is a template for creating your own custom sight word labels. A full list of sight words can be found on page 40 of our book.

It can be used to create a label for any type of activity. Simple write the word on the label and cut them out.

How to use this worksheet:

Cut out the cards individually and use as directed in our book.

Worksheet 14 Page 51

Worksheet Page 51

Worksheet Page 51

This worksheet is a set of number cards from 1 to 10. This set is used extensively in the lessons from the math section of our book. You will use these cards in many lessons and we suggest you laminate the page before you cut them out. You can also get our Number Card Sets from Earlyminds.com

How to use this worksheet:

Laminate page before cutting out the cards individually. Use as directed in our book.

Worksheet 15 Page 59

Worksheet Page 59

Worksheet Page 59

This worksheet is used when working on addition in the Math section of Teaching Parents How To Teach. Used in combination with beads or counters of some kind.

How to use this worksheet:

Use as directed in the book.

Worksheet 16 Page 62

Worksheet Page 62

Worksheet Page 62

This worksheet is used for teaching subtraction. You will also need a set of number cards and some beads, buttons or other kind of counter.

How to use this worksheet:

Use as directed on page 60 of our book.

Worksheet 17 Page 65

Worksheet Page 65

Worksheet Page 65

This worksheet is used for teaching multiplication. You will also need a set of number cards and some beads, buttons or other kind of counter along with the group counters on the bottom of the pdf.

How to use this worksheet:

Use as directed on page 63 of our book.

Worksheet 18 Page 67

Worksheet Page 67

Worksheet Page 67

This worksheet is for creating custom multiplication problems from page 66 in our book.

These cards are used in exercises to help learn multiplication tables.

 

How to use this worksheet:

Cut out the cards individually and use as directed in our book.