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Ever wondered how children learn to read with phonics? Or perhaps how you can easily avert stressful homework situations? Did you know you can teach story writing techniques? Want to find out how? Our parent articles are a one-stop shop for all those ‘how-to’ guides we need when our children come home and aren’t sure about something.
Does your child spend too much time on a screen? 5 reasons to get your kid off their screens and learning outside The amount of time children sit in front of a screen is rising exponentially so the need for learning outside the classroom couldn’t be more relevant and important today. As parents Read More >
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“You don’t understand Mummy, you’re teaching it the wrong way!” – How to handle stressful homework situations I am sure that there are many parents reading this that have experienced the odd hiccup when it comes to homework. How can you help your child? How much should you help your chi Read More >
Writers of all ages often suffer from writer’s block and helping your child to think of something to write can be very difficult and extremely frustrating. I have great sympathy for children who struggle to know what to write in an English lesson. Sometimes the ideas just don’t flow when you Read More >
I have to admit it. Today I had to offer a bribe to my eldest son, Sebastian. It was a substantial bribe in fact and it’s not the first time it’s happened! Sebastian decided he was not going leave the house for nursery this morning so after much negotiation (on my part) I caved in [&hel Read More >
I spent a lovely morning with my Mum and children this week. We even managed to sit in a coffee shop for more than 10 minutes without one of the boys spinning out and so with our new found smugness, we decided to venture into one of our local bookshops to round off the outing! […]Read More >
It’s not often that I get a chance to read at night before my eyes feel so heavy or one of the children wakes up! However, I recently treated myself to The Week so that I could reacquaint myself with the world news. The great thing about The Week is that it’s news and current […] Read More >