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Making the Most of Kindergarten Sight Words



If you've ever been around a group of children, you know there are as many differences among t...

Sight Word Basics, Part 2: Independent Practice



A few days ago, I wrote about how to use the FLASHCARDS mode in  We Come to Learn Kinderg...

The Basics, Part 1: Shared Practice



One of the great features of We Come to Learn Kindergarten Sight Words (WCTL KSW) is that it i...

Kindergarten Sight Words: Our List



Of paramount importance to the instructional value of a sight words game (or lesson, or review...

The Most Important Factor in Your School's Use of Tablets

A recent article in the New York Times, No Child Left Untableted, examines the flood of tablet devic...

Kindergarten Sight Words: It's Almost Here!

Back in the spring of 2010, I began tutoring a first grader who was having trouble mastering a grade...

Making Sense of the Language of Education

Just in time for back to school comes the Glossary of Education Reform. The glossary is the ...

What's Happening to Your Pocket Chart?

Elementary school teachers who were around at the dawn of the pocket chart fondly recall their first...

All I Really Need to Know?



Twenty-five years ago, Unitarian minister Robert Fulghum published a collection of essays and ...

If you're happy and you know it, tell your 'friends.'



Recently Google posted this very interesting and highly informative piece describing their pro...

Here Comes Math Speedway!

Here at We Come to Learn, we are happy to announce that our newest game for the iPad, Math Speedway,...

Overcoming Math Anxiety

There's an old joke that says as long as there are math tests, there will be prayer in schools. ...

Testing our Youngest Learners

Recently, when writing about changes in kindergarten, I came across this video from NY state. I was ...

When Young Children "Hate" School

Recently I was talking to someone whose child, she said, "simply hated kindergarten." She ...

Consonants and Blends and Digraphs… Oh My!

Recently I received an email from an app site reviewer asking why the Letter Muncher wouldn't "...

Playing the Full Game in Dominoes Number Match

Once a child has mastered the concepts taught in Easy Match and Match 3 and Match 6, he or she is re...

Playing Match 3 and Match 6 in Dominoes Number Match

Dominoes Number Match is the newest game from We Come to Learn. It's our first game to focus on numb...

Learn Early Number Concepts with WCTL's Dominoes Number Match

Whether you are a teacher with a large class of heterogeneously-grouped students or a parent looking...

Choosing the Right Books for Your Young Learner

A recent study by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center that's receiving lots of attention (like here and here...

Fruits and Vegetables and iPads, Part of a Healthy Diet

Here at We Come to Learn, we believe that our learning games are part of an overall healthy "di...

Extending Learning with Three Things

Like Letter Muncher, Three Things started out as a "real" game in a "real" class...

Another Three Things: Great Phrases to Use with Children

Now, everyone knows that Three Things is a terrific new early learning game from We Come to Learn, b...

Three Things, Now on Sale in the iTunes App Store!

Great News! Three Things, the newest early learning game from We Come to Learn, is now on sale in th...

Parent Reports: Making the Most of Letter Muncher

 

We Come to Learn games include a very important feature: progress reports. Progress repo...

The Importance of X: Responding to Incorrect Answers

As a bright-eyed, eager, college-aged student teacher just starting to work with elementary-aged chi...

Letter Muncher, Now on Sale in the iTunes App Store!

Ta-da!

Here at We Come to Learn we are happy to announce that Letter Muncher is now available f...

Using the Learning Supports Built Into Letter Muncher

Whether your child is just beginning to understand the concept of sound-symbol correspondence or is ...

The Stuff You See and the Stuff You Don't

As a new teacher many years ago, I was shocked to realize that my time spent with students (aka &quo...

Welcome to We Come to Learn

Greetings, and welcome to We Come to Learn.  I'm Beth, a former elementary school teacher a...

Reading and Math: Simple Labels for Complex Learning

You may notice that here at WCTL we categorize our games using very generic, and perhaps old-fashion...

Three Things About Three Things

We believe Three Things is a great learning game for many reasons. Here are three of them:

1. T...

Long Before the Third Grade Test

There's a great deal of talk -- and concern -- these days over things like school performance, state...
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