Spelling Rules Have you ever thought that English spelling rules are confusing? I surely have! The correlation between letters and sounds is not straightforward. A single letter can make many sounds. A single sound can be made by many letters or combinations of letters. This makes learning spellings a bit…
Cleaning the mind I am usually a contemplative and reflective person. Asking open-ended questions feels therapeutic to my mind. While I am specific and practical with everyday logistical situations, my imagination soars when I need to de-clutter my mind. Recently I finished reading a book – When Things Start to…View More Ask questions to clear your mind
Letters and sounds My earliest memory of learning the English alphabet for the first time is the song – a b c d, e f g… h i j k, l m n o p… l m n o p q, r s t… u v w, x y z.…View More How many sounds does the letter ‘a’ make?
Balance in Nature From the fundamental unit of an atom to the ends of the universe, there is balance. It is inherent in the natural world; nature finds balance in its existence. The question is, how can we find this balance within ourselves and with our environments? What is balance?…View More Finding Balance
Learning Phonics Team NumberNagar® has been immersed in Phonics in the last few months. Now that our Phonics Kit has been steadily selling for more than a month, we are delighted that our fruits of labour have reached and impacted more children and parents. As a continuation in the series…View More v or w? That is the question
Current Education System Over the last few years, I have been pondering over the prevalent education system and the philosophy of education. I am convinced that each new system will eventually get old. Also, the new system will have flavours of or retain the influence of the older system it…View More A case for Alternative Learning
Disruption of lives The arrival of COVID-19 has brought unprecedented changes all over the world. Every corner of the world and every individual has been touched in one way or the other. The last 7 months of 2020 have been most challenging, to say the least. The effect of the…View More Learning and life in the middle of a pandemic
Learning Phonics in the creation process The last few months at NumberNagar® have been greatly filled with Phonics learning. The Research, Design, and Development team has been working incessantly. We have put together the Phonics Kit and companion course and it is now available to buy on our website. Although…View More Phonics learning is fun
Observation and learning As the mother of a 7-year-old, I keep observing and learning new things. Ever since I became a mother, every day I re-learn something or the other. Some weeks ago, my daughter was riding her cycle and playing with her friends. My next-door neighbour’s kid does not…View More What is the most valuable gift you have given your child?
Learn it right the first time At NumberNagar®, we strongly advocate learning it right the first time. This is especially true with basic concepts in subjects and language. When we learn basic concepts right the first time, we open ourselves to learning-related and complex concepts easily. Learning English through the…View More Learn English with Phonics
I am proud to say that I am a teacher. What better day to write about my love for teaching than today – on the eve of Teachers’ Day? I was inspired by many teachers since childhood and they continue to inspire me to this day. This is a token…View More Why I am a teacher