Good handwriting is a skill that kids must learn, even in the digital age. Illegible handwriting could even cost them marks in exams if teachers cannot decipher what they’re trying to say. Here, the experts share how you can help your child develop good handwriting skills. 1. Go with the flow Forcing your kid to write before he’s developmentally ready can backfire. Rebecca Jaclyn Smith, a curriculum specialist with Learning Vision explains: “Children go through various stages when they’re learning to play and interact with their environment. When pre-writing activities are presented earlier than this stage, both you and your child will become frustrated, and this will affect his interest in drawing or writing.” Around the age of two, children usually start scribbling with large circular motions, which then evolve into shapes, some letters and, eventually, their own name, she says. Don’t worry if you see your kid grasping the pencil in the middle of his palm – that’s … [Read more...] about 6 steps to help your child develop good handwriting
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For many of us, working remotely has become routine -- and that means securing your online accounts with strong passwords is more essential than ever. But trying to memorize dozens and dozens of passwords can be a challenge, and using the same old password over and over is downright dangerous. If you find yourself consistently getting locked out of one online account or another because you're drawing a blank when you try to log in, it's time to consider a password manager . Password managers can help you seamlessly oversee and handle all your login credentials. They're also handy for autofilling forms and syncing your data across Windows PCs and Macs, iPhones , iPads , Android phones and more. Get more out of your tech Learn smart gadget and internet tips and tricks with CNET's How To newsletter. A password manager is essentially an encrypted digital vault that stores secure password login information you use to access apps and accounts on your mobile … [Read more...] about Best password manager to use for 2021
If you’ve opened your phone today, there’s a good chance that you’ve already seen a post with the acronym BTW in it. Here’s what it means and how to use it. “By the Way” BTW stands for “by the way.” It’s used to insert a new idea into a conversation or to bring something up (like a reminder). It can also be used to change the subject of a discussion quickly. Even compared to other slang terms, BTW is one of the most popular acronyms on the internet. Alongside being used in millions of personal messages and social media posts every day, it can also be seen in website articles, advertisements, and even professional emails. It’s even spoken out loud in real life and has its own special pronunciation. BTW can be written in both uppercase and lowercase form. However, the lowercase “btw” is much more common, especially with the rise of mobile messaging. In the early 2000s, it was common to see it written as “B.T.W.” with periods in between the letters, but that version is no … [Read more...] about What Does “BTW” Mean, and How Do You Use It?