Basic Learning Skills Improved With Practice
Knowing our Ps and Qs . . . . . . a strange phrase which doesn’t actually seem to have a difinitive explanation but generally is taken to mean watching one’s language when out socialising and with family. This is all part of the rich fabric of the English language and what makes it baffling for the youngster trying to make headway with grandparents or older relatives who read to them. When we read books out loud, from the cradle if they’re lucky, we read every word diliegently and in as many different accents as we can muster. This helps a child to differentiate between one character and another. With continued family reads with accents and funny faces helping to bring books to life, ensuring the youngster understands the plot and the point of the story. When they’re older, studying for school or work, memories of the early learning will come to the fore and help them to pick out what is truly relevant, whatever the subject matter.