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Homework Essentials: Time, Space, Support

Homework has certainly been a hot topic in the headlines this year. Whether you’re for or against or somewhere in between, ensuring your child completes theirs can become an onerous extra task loaded into already busy days. With the new school year on the horizon, if your offspring is moving into an important year for their education and perhaps heading up to high school, you may be expecting more homework and potentially dreading the friction it will bring. So what can you do to motivate, encourage and assist your child when it comes to homework completion? Let’s take a look […]

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Educational, Family Life

Learning at Home with Education Quizzes

We’re in to week three of the summer holidays here in Northern Ireland, and now children across the UK are preparing for their last day. It’s definitely time for a well earned break after months of school work. I remember my summer holidays as a child, how excited I was about the prospect of six weeks without any school work. As a parent though, I understand the importance of keeping your child’s brain active and continuing with the work over the summer, in some form. Of course, I want my children to have fun, and enjoy being children for the […]

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Educational, Reviews

Play By The Book Review

I am very pleased that both of my children seem to have developed my love for books and reading, which only seems to be growing as they get older. Now that Neil is in P3 at primary school, he is being encouraged to read on his own a lot more. He is fantastic at reading words, and always has been. Words I often think he couldn’t possibly have come across before, he knows them. Reading is not just about reading words on a page though, it’s about understanding what the words are trying to tell you. When it comes to […]

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