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‘If I could change the world, I would make dyslexia not a thing’

Dyslexia is a devastating learning difficulty. It makes spelling, reading, and writing extremely hard. Experts believe that 10% of the population is dyslexic. I have dyslexia and one time I had to watch my teacher check all of my spelling first, I felt like I was really dumb. I would boil with anger at myself and when I got home, I would throw a tantrum. But now I take a few deep breaths and the anger goes away. So now imagine having dyslexia, finding it extremely hard to read a novel and n...

August 16, 2023

Confidence is Key

Finding your strengths and overcoming your weaknesses can probably be considered a natural part of growing up, of maturing. An employer, for example, might highly regard your warm and caring personality, while another might regard your ability to measure and cut a piece of wood far more favorably. Unfortunately, many children who feel inadequate or who suffer from a low sense of self-worth do so due to the mistakes they make at school or home. Their difficulties and failures continually act as a...

July 12, 2023

Maths at Extraordinary Kids

Maths involves the understanding and application of patterns, rules, and relationships in numbers. Good Maths skills are fundamental to students’ critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. There are numerous benefits to developing one’s Maths skills, both inside and outside the classroom. Regarding academics, Maths skills support logical reasoning, analytical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity. They are also useful for everyday situations, such as measuring when baking and cooki...

July 7, 2023

Dyslexia and Learning - Extraordinary Kids

Dyslexia is a learning challenge that causes difficulties with reading, writing, and spelling. There can be trouble identifying speech sounds and connecting them to letters.  No two individuals with dyslexia are alike. Someone with mild dyslexia may just need to work harder while severe dyslexics may find reading and spelling near impossible.Dyslexia is not a disability, rather it’s a different way of processing language in the brain. It runs in families and has a genetic link.Dyslexia is...

July 5, 2023

Study Smart with Extraordinary Kids!

For many high school students in New Zealand, Term 2 can be overshadowed by the daunting presence of mid-year exams. Although exams are typically stressful activities, students who are well-prepared and have studied efficiently need not worry. If your child is prone to last-minute cramming and panic studying, it may be time to help them develop a better approach.‘Cramming’ involves trying to memorise information in one’s short-term memory in a very limited time span. Whilst this method may...

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