Thomas the Tank Engine is going multicultural!

Our dear Thomas the Tank Engine is going multicultural and has even had discussions to ensure it is politically correct with the United Nations. I’m not sure how I really feel about this! While I believe in being inclusive and opening the world of classic children’s stories to all...

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How to make time for yourself as a home schooling parent

Deciding to home school your child is a real commitment. After the worries of curriculum, lesson plans and discipline fade, you might find yourself wondering how to separate the parent from the teacher in life – and more than anything how to magically create more time in your day...

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Literacy and Numeracy Skills…disadvantaged children.

We have known for a while that children from better-off families fare better in school, in terms of literacy and numeracy skills. However, it was a shock to learn that these disadvantages show up as early as 3 years of age, before children even begin primary school. An analysis...

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Physical fitness affects academic achievement

Schools are cutting PE time due to exam pressure, despite a recent study showing that physical fitness positively affects how well children take in and remember new information. It has also been proved that schools that focus on well-being tend to do better academically. So sacrificing PE to focus...

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Keeping the kids entertained over the summer!

While many parents look forward to the break from the school-run, ferrying back and forth between clubs and after school activities as well as assemblies and parents’ evenings, they also dread the huge expanse of the six week summer break and the “How am I going to keep the...

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