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You should keep in mind that children, especially very young children, learn best when directed by their own interests and their own individual abilities. A lot of what might be considered a best practice when teaching a group of children simply isn't applicable in an individual setting. My personal opinion, based on observing my daughter learn to write, ...


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Written English is not a Phonetic language; you need to understand that before you go any further. As a result, while phonics are a useful aid to beginners in reading/comprehension, they will always be imperfect just like any shortcut. If you look at the etymological breakdown of English, it contains words which we can mostly trace back about equally to ...


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English, unlike many alphabetic languages, is not written in a perfectly transparent fashion. You cannot necessarily pronounce a word correctly just by looking at it. This makes learning to read through phonics trickier than it might be in a language with stricter pronunciation rules. However, phonics are still the most effective technique for teaching ...


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I would take a look at the local school district in the place where you think you will live. In the US, school districts may or may not follow city and county division. You should be able to search for things like 'school district for city-name'. This will help you to know when the school year starts, what sort of options various schools provide (such as ...


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We moved from Brazil to US with a 3 year old five years ago. Try to get a school that has ESL program. That will help the child to learn English and to feel support from school regarding the language difficulty. Whatever happens, don't stop speaking your native language at home. Kids learn fast, so they will pick up the new language quite soon, but if for ...



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