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Kids Half Term Halloween Crafts

It's half term and the struggle is on to find ways to entertain the kids without spending a fortune; well what better way to keep them busy than getting crafty! With Halloween just around the corner providing the perfect inspiration I thought I'd share some simple fun ideas that don't require you to break the… Continue reading Kids Half Term Halloween Crafts

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5 Ways To Encourage Your Child’s Love Of Learning Outside School

To really enhance your child’s desire and ability to learn, intellectual, social and academic growth needs to extend outside of the walls of your child’s classroom.   A Prep School graded excellent in all areas, on the outskirts of Abingdon, offers the following advice… Develop a love of reading within the homeChildren, who develop a… Continue reading 5 Ways To Encourage Your Child’s Love Of Learning Outside School

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Exploring The Safe Use Of Technology With Your Child

As parents it can feel daunting to know how best to work and support your child to help keep them safe online.  A leading, Independent Preparatory School, in Kingston Upon Thames, gives the following advice when exploring safe use of technology with your child… The most effective way to get involved with your children and… Continue reading Exploring The Safe Use Of Technology With Your Child

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Top Tips For Helping Your Child With Science

Many parents, understandably, especially those who didn't pursue careers in science, may be apprehensive about helping their child with science. An Independent Prep School, that offers first class academic results, offers the following advice… You can future proof your child’s job of the future by fostering and nurturing a love of science, as careers with… Continue reading Top Tips For Helping Your Child With Science

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Helping Your Child Prepare For The School Bus

When it comes to your child’s first ride on the school bus, they may feel a little apprehensive – and so might you! By talking to your child about what to expect and getting them familiar with their new routine, you can help to make their journey more fun and exciting. If your child will… Continue reading Helping Your Child Prepare For The School Bus

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Modern Day Fairy Tale’s With Plusnet

We are all familiar with the classic, traditional fairy tales that have been passed from parent to child for centuries and it's certainly something I hold fond memories of sharing with my own Mum as a child. Being avid readers it's not a surprise that a large book of Fairy Tales was one of the… Continue reading Modern Day Fairy Tale’s With Plusnet

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10 Top Tips For Leaving Your Teen Home Alone

AD |Leaving a child ‘home alone’ for the first time can make any parent feel anxious. However, with some careful planning and important rules set in place, both parent and teenager can feel more prepared and confident about this new milestone.  Here are 10 top tips from St Christopher School for leaving your child home… Continue reading 10 Top Tips For Leaving Your Teen Home Alone

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How To Help Your Child Make New Friends

AD | The fear of not knowing anyone when they first start school or making new friends can be an emotional experience for both children and their parents.  Here are a few tips from Wetherby-Pembridge School on how you can help your child to successfully develop their social skills and form happy friendships… Talking to… Continue reading How To Help Your Child Make New Friends

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How To Help Your Child Make The Most Of Their Education

AD | By taking an interest in school and class work, parents can help their children to make the most of their education and enhance their abilities. It is important to show that you care about your child’s school life and encourage a love of learning at home. The more supported a child feels at… Continue reading How To Help Your Child Make The Most Of Their Education

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Parenting: Should My Child Learn An Instrument?

AD | Lots of parents are torn when it comes to their kids having music lessons. While we all love the idea of having a child prodigy – the next Beethoven - it’s often more expensive than we first expected and doesn’t always come naturally to every child. For those of you who are on… Continue reading Parenting: Should My Child Learn An Instrument?