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Vocabulary in Primary School

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Vocabulary knowledge has a wide-ranging influence on a child’s reading comprehension ability. Therefore it is important to ensure that students are being taught vocabulary in an effective and long-lasting manner. Below is a program designed by Dr Lorraine Hammond from Edith Cowan University on effective vocabulary instruction however, there are other ways of teaching vocabulary […]

Global Nomad Kids

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

It is now common for children to travel overseas with their parents on holidays, but what about children who live and travel internationally?  Global Nomad Kids are young people whose parents are in professions that require them to move outside of the country they were born, and to move frequently throughout their childhoods. What makes […]

Kids Writing

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By: Paris Herbert-Taylor Nurturing and developing writing skills in young people allows for development of great  tools that aid children throughout their schooling years and into adulthood. Writing and storytelling let children expand their imagination, extend their communication abilities and it also offers them a space to explore their feelings. As children grow, their understanding […]

Bullying

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Bullying occurs when someone or a group of people cause psychological or physical harm to another person, or damage their property, reputation or social acceptance, on more than one occasion. Bullying can take on many forms. Direct bullying involves physical aggression and verbal attacks. Indirect bullying is more subtle and can include actions such as […]