Can Your Child Identify Shapes and Patterns?

Children are naturally curious and eager learners from a very early age. Interacting with your children and showing them how things work together is a good foundation for their early literacy and retention.
In the video below, a 3 year old demonstrates shape identification and pattern recognition. As children recognize and create patterns they begin to see and understand how things work together which helps with reasoning.

How Music Develops Mathematical Thinking

Music has long been known to help people memorize things and enhance learning. We can use this skill to our benefit when teaching young children.
In this video, the preschoolers at All-Star Readers Learning Center in El Paso, TX, demonstrate how there is a connection between music and the development of mathematical thinking.Mathematical concepts, such as days of the week, are developed as children use music.

Can Your Preschooler Count to 20 and Recognize the Numbers?

Many children enter preschool with some knowledge of numbers and counting. They can typically count five to ten objects accurately and can also read some numbers. This clip demonstrates how 2 and 3 year old preschoolers at All-Star Readers Learning Center in El Paso, TX, count and recognize numbers 1 – 20 as they are exposed to proper mathematical vocabulary.

The Benefit of Knowing the Alphabet in Language Comprehension

The ABCs are the building blocks of language. When children learn to “sing” their ABC’s, they are creating a foundation for learning language and literacy. This clip demonstrates how preschoolers at All-Star Readers Learning Center in El Paso, TX are familiar with each letter of the alphabet with the help of music.

 

Using Sight Words to Devleop Literacy and Reading Confidence

Teaching a child to read is a fun and exciting time. One of the biggest opportunities is to encourage children so they don’t become frustrated with the process.

Learning high frequency words by sight, helps children build confidence and fluency in their reading. As a result, reading becomes easier and makes more sense. In this clip, a 3 year old preschooler at All-Star Readers Learning Center in El Paso, TX demonstrates how she has mastered 3 sight words.

The Benefit of Mastering Literacy Conventions

When children are starting to learn to read, they need lots of encouragement and feedback to continue the journey and enjoy reading.

In this video, one of our students, 3 year old Andres, demonstrates how he has mastered literacy conventions (e.g. turning pages and reading left to right) as well as some sight words. Confidence and reading ability improve when children know such conventions and begin to build their sight word bank. Readers will have more successful experiences if they have an extensive sight words knowledge because these words are necessary for understanding sentences and building fluency.