5 Steps To Teaching Your Child To Read

5 Steps To Teaching Your Child To Read

 Read to your child Teaching your child to read is truly a process that begins at infancy. Begin reading with your newborn within days of welcoming her home! Not only is this a special bonding time for the two of you, it instills in her a love for books. Enjoyment...
10 Ways for Parents to Encourage Their Child to Read

10 Ways for Parents to Encourage Their Child to Read

Encouraging children to read has been a challenge as long as there have been kids and books. Reading is essential not only in education, but in the modern business world where so much communication takes place digitally, over email and text-based messaging systems....
Getting to and from school

Getting to and from school

Walking to school Walking is a great way to get to school – it’s healthy, free and doesn’t create pollution. It also reduces traffic congestion during the ‘school run’. Walking to school also gives older children independence. Once they...
How To Help Your Child Through Their Exams

How To Help Your Child Through Their Exams

Assisting with revision  The secret to doing well in exams lies in planning. You can help your child to create a clear revision plan and method of studying that will make them feel in control of their work. Tips for revision planning:  work out a revision timetable...
The Importance Of Reading

The Importance Of Reading

1) It Improves Your Imagination You are only limited by what you can imagine, and the worlds described in books, as well as other people’s views and opinions, will help you expand your understanding of what is possible. By reading a written description of an event or...
How to help with primary reading, maths, homework

How to help with primary reading, maths, homework

Helping your child with reading Reading with your child is vital. Research shows that it’s the single most important thing you can do to help your child’s education. It’s best to read little and often, so try to put aside some time for it every day....
Packed lunches – how to keep them healthy

Packed lunches – how to keep them healthy

Is a packed lunch a good idea? Your child might like the idea of a packed lunch – most do – but should you say yes? Packed lunches might sound cheaper, but by the time you’ve taken into account the extras in your weekly shop, plus those top-up extras from...
Sleep matters

Sleep matters

Why does sleep matter? Experts acknowledge that sleep plays a significant role in brain development, and it is therefore important for children to get enough sleep as their bodies grow and mature. Sleep is crucial for teenagers – it is while they are snoozing at...
Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment

Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment

Wherever we are, we’d all like to think our classrooms are “intellectually active” places. Highly effective and conducive to student-centered learning. But what does that mean? The reality is, there is no single answer because teaching and learning are awkward to...