Effective way to teach childs in English grammar

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Effective way to teach childs in English grammar

Postby pqy » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:46 am

Hi any parent can advise me what is the effective way to teach a childs english grammar.

What is proper age to teach them? I was send my son in K1 to the English Comprehensive enrichment course. Feedback from the teacher was said that he can't really catch up with other children.

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Re: Effective way to teach childs in English grammar

Postby ctct61t » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:55 am

pqy wrote:Hi any parent can advise me what is the effective way to teach a childs english grammar.

What is proper age to teach them? I was send my son in K1 to the English Comprehensive enrichment course. Feedback from the teacher was said that he can't really catch up with other children.


K1 is still young, no need to worry too much. I think his teacher is really a Kiasuteacher.

I feel the most effective way to improve language ability is reading. You can bring your DS to liberary weekly, form a good reading habit.

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Re: Effective way to teach childs in English grammar

Postby pqy » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:58 am

Tks a lot ctct.


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pqy wrote:Hi any parent can advise me what is the effective way to teach a childs english grammar.

What is proper age to teach them? I was send my son in K1 to the English Comprehensive enrichment course. Feedback from the teacher was said that he can't really catch up with other children.


K1 is still young, no need to worry too much. I think his teacher is really a Kiasuteacher.

I feel the most effective way to improve language ability is reading. You can bring your DS to liberary weekly, form a good reading habit.

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Postby ANobleNerd » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:03 pm

The most effective way for a child to learn the grammar of any language is to immerse in it.

This means reading, listening, speaking it until fluency is achieved.

I agree with ctct61t - visit the library regularly, but don't just borrow books. The National Library has a media section with DVDs and Audio-CDs. You'll need to borrow these as well, so that your child can hear how English is spoken and used. As for books, try to borrow those that has an accompanying Audio-book, so that you child can hear the stories read.

Online, there are some sites that has stories read as the words are highlighted. You can try googling "Free Children Stories Animated Online" for such sites.

At K1, your child is most likely a sponge for language. Surrounding him with good spoken English will enable him to pick up the grammar easily. :D

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Postby ANobleNerd » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:04 pm

The most effective way for a child to learn the grammar of any language is to immerse in it.

This means reading, listening, speaking it until fluency is achieved.

I agree with ctct61t - visit the library regularly, but don't just borrow books. The National Library has a media section with DVDs and Audio-CDs. You'll need to borrow these as well, so that your child can hear how English is spoken and used. As for books, try to borrow those that has an accompanying Audio-book, so that you child can hear the stories read.

Online, there are some sites that has stories read as the words are highlighted. You can try googling "Free Children Stories Animated Online" for such sites.

At K1, your child is most likely a sponge for language. Surrounding him with good spoken English will enable him to pick up the grammar easily. :D

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Re: Effective way to teach childs in English grammar

Postby tamarind » Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:15 pm

pqy wrote:Hi any parent can advise me what is the effective way to teach a childs english grammar.

What is proper age to teach them? I was send my son in K1 to the English Comprehensive enrichment course. Feedback from the teacher was said that he can't really catch up with other children.


Since your son is only in K1, you should be teaching him to read instead of teaching grammar. It is very difficult for a child to learn grammar before he can read well. If a child has been reading extensively, then he will naturally be good in grammar, and there is no need to send for comprehension enrichment class. You should aim to teach your son to read books with at least 200 words a page fluently by the age of 6.

Check out my blog about how to teach kids to read at home :
http://tamarindphonics.blogspot.com/

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Re: Effective way to teach childs in English grammar

Postby pqy » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:09 am

Dear ANobleNerd and Tamarind,

Thanks for your guidance. I will try to let my son read every day.


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pqy wrote:Hi any parent can advise me what is the effective way to teach a childs english grammar.

What is proper age to teach them? I was send my son in K1 to the English Comprehensive enrichment course. Feedback from the teacher was said that he can't really catch up with other children.


Since your son is only in K1, you should be teaching him to read instead of teaching grammar. It is very difficult for a child to learn grammar before he can read well. If a child has been reading extensively, then he will naturally be good in grammar, and there is no need to send for comprehension enrichment class. You should aim to teach your son to read books with at least 200 words a page fluently by the age of 6.

Check out my blog about how to teach kids to read at home :
http://tamarindphonics.blogspot.com/

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Re: Effective way to teach childs in English grammar

Postby pqy » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:26 am

Dear tamarind,

Your girl writing was fantastic. Can i seek advise what books you were bought your kids to read when they just start to learn reading. Do you bought the books from Amazon? Regards_pqy

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pqy wrote:Hi any parent can advise me what is the effective way to teach a childs english grammar.

What is proper age to teach them? I was send my son in K1 to the English Comprehensive enrichment course. Feedback from the teacher was said that he can't really catch up with other children.


Since your son is only in K1, you should be teaching him to read instead of teaching grammar. It is very difficult for a child to learn grammar before he can read well. If a child has been reading extensively, then he will naturally be good in grammar, and there is no need to send for comprehension enrichment class. You should aim to teach your son to read books with at least 200 words a page fluently by the age of 6.

Check out my blog about how to teach kids to read at home :
http://tamarindphonics.blogspot.com/

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Postby tamarind » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:31 am

pqy,
When I first started to teach my kids to read, I taught them phonics first.
Check out my blog about my methods :
http://tamarindphonics.blogspot.com/200 ... onics.html

You can use the resources recommended in my blog, or send to phonics classes if you are not confident to teach. Phonics makes both reading and spelling very easy.

Then I taught them to read sight words by using the Ladybird Peter and Jane series :
http://tamarindphonics.blogspot.com/200 ... ybird.html

These books are excellent for teaching kids to progress from simple books to long English novels of over 200 words a page.

I also make sure that my kids read extensively, check out these wonderful story books :
http://tamarindphonics.blogspot.com/201 ... brary.html
http://tamarindphonics.blogspot.com/201 ... books.html

All the books that I recommended are available in the National Library.
I bought most of my books from www.amazon.com. The Ladybird Peter and Jane series of books are available at all Popular bookshops, remember to start from book 1a.

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Postby micollh » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:31 am

Hi,

when is your child start to write letter/number like A.B.C and 1,2,3 ?

my girl is 3+ she only starts to learn to write, but i know one of her classmate who can write 1 o 10 since 3..

wat's the average age to start to write ?

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