So much of success in life boils down to persistence. While “natural ability” is often touted as a gift that must be nurtured, students who have learned the art of persistence are able to work through challenges, deal with failure and achieve their goals. But how can you help a child develop persistence?
Last week the phone at the office rang, as it does many times every day. “Welcome to Sonic Learning, my name is Claire, how can I help?” “My son Ayden is in year 4 and he is reading at a year 2 level. His teacher says he’ll catch up by himself. But that’s what his […]
The summer holidays are nearly here! After a long school year, kids need a break. But it’s also important that they stay healthy – physically and mentally.
Video interview Grace enrolled in our 12 month program to improve cognitive and reading skills. She has completed 7 months of training on the reading programs, first on Fast ForWord, then on the Reading Boost program, and now she’s working on the Reading Assistant program. Every student has learning strengths and weaknesses “Maths is […]
Watch this video for 3 simple steps to understanding your child’s NAPLAN report. Step 1: stay calm! The NAPLAN test is just a small snapshot of your child’s work under pressure and the NAPLAN results are just that – your child’s snapshot compared with similar snapshots from children across Australia. You can’t rely on NAPLAN to […]
Reading aloud with expression is a foundational reading skill students should be developing between years 1 – 5. Why is this skill so difficult for some students?
Do you feel anxious at school report time? Here are some practical steps to deal with your child’s results and prevent future “report shock”.
For some parents, teachers and students, NAPLAN time is a stressful time. What can you do to minimise stress and prepare effectively?
Even if you don’t have any particular concerns, parent-teacher meetings early in the year give you a great opportunity to get to know your child’s teachers, help them understand more about your child and discuss how you can both support your child.