How to make the ultimate paper aeroplane and other fun STEM learning activities for kids

Sebby paper plane

Like many households, we have gone back to home learning today after a half term break and it is safe to say the kids are not really feeling it. I have found the key to helping them at home, is to vary the work. Lots of things are coming in from school, but it is mainly maths and english based, which isn’t always fun. One thing that fell into my inbox last week, was how to make the ultimate paper… Continue Reading “How to make the ultimate paper aeroplane and other fun STEM learning activities for kids”

Review: Tackling Tables from Learning Resources

Tackling Tables

Lockdown learning can be fun, but also hugely frustrating when the kids don’t enjoy it. Sebby loves maths and finds it relatively easy, whereas Eliza is really struggling with maths and particularly her times tables. We were sent Tackling Tables from Learning Resources to review which is a fun way of helping kids to learn their times tables off-by-heart. The set is divided into cards of three colours: Blue cards cover the 1, 2, 5 and 10 times tables Green… Continue Reading “Review: Tackling Tables from Learning Resources”

Exploring STEM Subjects in the Home

Paper airplane

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. These four subjects are an important part of your child’s education because they help to build up a strong foundation of life skills, such as problem solving, teamwork and critical thinking. STEM subjects are also important for our young generation because the future of key industries demands it. Most jobs of the future will require graduates with STEM-based qualifications. There’s no better time to start exploring STEM subjects than as a child.… Continue Reading “Exploring STEM Subjects in the Home”

Helping Your Child with their Home Learning

Nursery School

Children who continue their learning outside of the classroom are more likely to perform well in school. So what can parents do to support their child’s learning at home? Parents can help to support their child’s home learning in a number of different ways. The best place to start is to have an active engagement with your child’s school life. The more supported a child feels at home, the more effectively he or she will perform at school. Here are… Continue Reading “Helping Your Child with their Home Learning”