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Is nature better than TV?

In an age of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, the internet especially Google, television and YouTube, is it actually important to be able to physically know what bugs or worms look like, or the fact that butterflies come from caterpillars? In my opinion, it does. If we are not careful, the only way […]

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Eating Disorders

We often hear about eating disorders in the news, and frankly I find them alarming! Having read up on the matter, I think we should start addressing it much earlier than we are! Children should be taught about health and fitness from a very young age! Food Tech and P.E lessons don’t really do enough […]

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Bonding with your baby

This issue is very topical at the moment, with new NHS statistics making the headlines. According to a recent poll, one in five women suffer psychologically in the first year of giving birth. Rather dishearteningly, nearly half of NHS groups fail to provide a service for such women. Bonding with your baby is extremely important […]

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Is the 11+ exam getting harder ?

Have you experienced the ‘dreaded’ 11+ exams?! There are now more children than ever applying to sit the 11+ exams which is making the competition even harder. There are also beliefs that the exams are becoming ‘tutor proof’ which can also create difficulties with preparation. Children are being asked to jump through even bigger hoops […]

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Choosing the right nursery

Hi Mums, this blog is about choosing the right nursery for your child, the different costs involved, what you can hope to get out of nursery and how well your child should be prepared for school, once they have been at nursery. BUT is a nursery the right choice for you? Sometimes, children are pushed […]

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Children’s dreaded H word – Homework

It is important to understand what essential homework is, and when it is due! Sounds simple, but I’ve noticed a growing number of parents who are unsure about what they need to get involved with and  to what extend. What homework should your child be doing alone, and how much help should you give?  Making […]

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How to help your child learn to read…

Basic literacy in the early years involves letters, sounds and words. Develop your child’s ‘sight’ vocabulary – this means help your child recognize the shape and meaning of whole words. Make them phonic aware – help show them the link between sounds and letter patterns. E.g : pin,tin,sin,fin etc Your child needs basic alphabet skills […]

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11+ tests

Parents of year 6 pupils will have been brought back to earth with a bang in September as just after the long holidays and a few days back at school, their children were sitting 11+ exams. Parents would be bound to wonder if they had done enough work over the summer holidays. Some would feel […]

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Social Media Privacy

You will find children are glued to their social media. They are either tweeting between lessons or updating their Facebook status on their phones at break. The younger generations are in constant communication with their peers. This makes all the more important for parents to ensure children are safe and the issue of privacy is […]

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