Learning - Competitions | 5-18 yrs

Let’s Spell Well

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Having the ability to spell words correctly is very important for success in a child’s academic life, and later in his professional life as well. A strong base in spelling is an absolute must for a child to become a good student and professional. Knowledge Adventure on its website states the importance of spelling correctly thus: “Spelling is a very important skill that kids need to succeed. Good spelling has been found to enhance fluency in reading and writing. It also helps boost confidence and academic ability. Good spelling skills continue to be important as students grow older and begin writing essays and lengthy assignments.”

With training, a child can be taught to spell correctly. Training should start from an early age. A child can be taught to spell correctly in many simple ways, like having fun with spellings. Such an approach will make learning spellings easy and enjoyable rather than boring and painstaking. Nowadays, several online resources such as games, puzzles and quizzes are also available for help. Those children who are interested in taking their passion for spellings further can aim to participate in Spelling Bee, a popular spelling contest for children.

Our ClipBook brings you some of the resources that can help your child perform better in the dictation tests and spelling words in general. You can also read about the Spelling Bee contest and how you can prepare your child and make him competent for taking part in it.

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