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Reading aside; In what other ways has Easyread helped or taught you/your family?

jjmuelleron Thursday, February 28 2013, 02:59 PM
There are many valuable lessons that Easyread has taught our family. But these are what I call the "fun facts".:)

As we are a family in Maryland, USA we have had an education in differences in the meanings of words - American English vs UK English.

Do you know what these are or mean?
    noughts & crosses

If you know these, please don't list the answers in your response -- it might spoil things for others.

Some expressions:
"Oiy you!"

These are just some of the things I have learned (or learnt) that have added color (or colour) to the center (or centre) of our lives. It's interesting to note that my "Word" program has spell check in not only "Enlish UK" & "Enlish US" but Austrailian, New Zealand, Canadian, Jamacian, Zimbabwe and more.

This is my favorite:
"Well done!"
-- so simple, but here in the states we usually hear "Good job!" which, to my ear doesn't sound as nice.

That's just a few of our "fun facts" -- What about your family?
  • Replied by mom23greatkidson Thursday, February 28 2013, 04:00 PM·Hide·#1
    We live in Connecticut, but I grew up in Ireland and we lived in England for several years, so we feel right at home with the program. We are in a book club with kids here and we have fun picking books with english terms and then translating for our friends. The funniest thing is when our friends start using our terminology in their own homes, like "we need to hoover or mind your fingers!" etc...chips versus french fries and biscuits versus cookies! Great global education...
    The biggest thing the program is teaching us? My son can slow down and go at a slow pace...he can be sucessful and he has fun doing so. The way these kids learn seems to be in slow, bitsize chunks.....slow and steady wins the race...
    Replied by karen.gon Tuesday, March 05 2013, 04:20 AM·Hide·#2
    I somtimes find myself thinking, 'Is that it?', when my son finishes a lesson, they seem to go so quickly. But we love the results. My son is a child who wants to be able to do everything perfectly the first time, and so the concept of having to 'work' at something is one that he is beginning to understand. Especially if he wants to keep getting those prizes! Want to teach your child about delayed gratification and intrinsic vs extrinsic rewards? Do easyread! LOL!
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