Talking toys and language development.

January 23, 2016By aidgaska@gmail.comMAIN SCHOOL BLOG

There are so many toys on the market – not to mention apps on our cell phones and ohter devices – that make claims to be “educational”.  Recent research neatly disputes these claims by identifying that it is the interactive nature of language between people that supports acutal learning and growth of language skills.  As … Read More

Overparenting…

January 23, 2016By aidgaska@gmail.comMAIN SCHOOL BLOG

This week, I heard a new term: Lawnmower Parents.  The latest evolution of the Helicopter Parent (who hovers and hovers in case their child needs them) and the counter to the Tiger Parent (who directs each and every action and behaviour with “hyper disciplinary” engagement).  The Lawnmower Parent clears the way for their child – ensuring … Read More