Articles tagged with: Cambodia

Aug22

Language Acquisition

Categories // Teaching Aids

Language Acquisition
What is language acquisition? Language acquisition is the process by which humans acquire the capacity to perceive and comprehend language, as well as to produce and use words and sentences to communicate.

Can an infant be bilingual? It is entirely possible to teach an infant two or even three languages, and four is not unheard of. Cambodian’s speak Khmer, which is not an international language, thus Khumers need to think like the Swiss or Belgians, small country but outside contact is absolutely necessary for certain classes of society.
Jul06

First Day of School

Categories // Teacher Resources, Teaching Aids

First Day of School

This is a very exciting day for Cambodian families! Not every child in Cambodia gets to go to school therefore education is extremely valued. Some children might be scared to leave their parents, but most children will be extremely excited for the opportunity to go school. As a teacher you have to create an interesting classroom for your children. The first time you see your Cambodian classroom, you might feel a since of emptiness. Make this your classroom! This your chance to decorate and get your children excited about learning! The children of Cambodia need a place to feel a sense of belonging, a place to express themselves, and a place to feel safe and loved.

Jul06

How to Teach Young Children How to Write

Categories // Teaching Aids

How to Teach Young Children How to Write

Writing Stages

  • The first stage of writing is scribbling.  
  • The second stage of writing is making lines, markings, and shapes.
  • The third stage of writing is making a continuous series of letters
  • The fourth stage of writing begins when a child makes some letter/ sound matches; for example he may write the letter “c” next to his picture of a cat.
  • The fifth stage writing begins when a child uses more conventional spellings of words.
Jul06

The Power of Play

Categories // Teaching Aids

The Power of Play

Why have a play-based classroom?

A play-based classroom is an effective environment for children to reach their fullest potential in all five domains: social, emotional, creative, physical, and cognitive. Play is children’s work. A play-based environment keeps children engaged and creates a desire for learning. A love of learning advances all domains through acceptance, affirmation, and exploration through a play-based environment.

Jul01

What Food Does To The Brain?

Categories // Teaching Aids, Teaching Children - Cambodia

What Food Does To The Brain?

Nutrition affects a child’s IQ, learning, concentration, sleep, and behavior.  In order to build a healthy brain, a child needs balanced blood sugar, certain essential fats, vitamins and minerals.

Balanced Blood Sugar

Our bodies have a love/hate relationship with sugar. Of course, extreme sugar intake is bad. Too much sugar can cause children to be hyperactive and make it difficult for them to focus. On the other hand, we need sugar in order for our bodies to run properly. If children don’t have enough sugar they may feel tired and short-tempered, making it hard to focus. Most importantly, everyone needs a balanced amount of sugars such as glucose, which is vital to the brain, because it fuels billions of neurons, which keep us alive.

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