Literacy, Social Tech

Practice Handwriting With Caribu’s Tracing Pages In An Interactive Playdate

In today’s remote learning environment, how can kids practice writing by hand? While many kids have become miniature tech gurus, and can click, tap, swipe and type away, what about their handwriting? Caribu can give children a handwriting head start with our new alphabet Tracing Pages. Trace the letters A through Z in your next Caribu video-call!

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Literacy, Social Tech

How To Tell If Distance Learning Is Working for Your Kid

As the education crisis caused by COVID-19 continues, all levels of education should focus more on the number of skills students need to learn rather than the amount of time spent on Zoom. This is especially important in primary school where education is closely tied to developmental milestones, and for pandemic parents who are struggling to find time and energy to help their kids with online education.

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Literacy

Practice Literacy Skills With Caribu On U.N. International Literacy Day

As communities around the world take note of United Nations International Literacy Day (September 8), Caribu is proud to be an outstanding option for families to read together and share literacy learning from almost anywhere across the globe. International Literacy Day was was established by UNESCO in 1966 as an opportunity to increase awareness of building literacy development worldwide. In 2015, the U.N. created a series of Sustainable Development Goal goals, one of which is to ensure that “all young people achieve literacy and numeracy, and that adults, who lack these skills are given the opportunity to acquire them.”

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Literacy

I’m A Mom And A Literacy Specialist: Here’s How To Read To Your Kids To Inspire A Love Of Books

When it comes to our family’s bookshelves, I’ve decided to ignore advice about decluttering because you can never have too many children’s books around the house. Finding time to read to your kids daily from the time they’re babies is the most important thing; I still read to my 10-year-old every day. But as a literacy specialist, I know that the way you read—your tone, the rise and fall of your pitch, as well as the expression that you incorporate—can matter just as much as the narrative and pictures in a book. Here are three simple strategies that you can use to help your child’s reading interest and level flourish as you cuddle up together.

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