How to encourage your children to love learning

Every parent wants their child to enjoy school and do as well as they can in their studies. But most people have no idea how to go about it. Perhaps you were a top student at school or didn’t really apply yourself and now regret it. Whatever your own school history, you can create the right environment for your child to enjoy the learning experience.  The earlier you do this, the better as studies have shown that as the pressure to achieve and pass exams increases, the love of learning can decrease.  Encourage free play Children today have much stricter …

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Three Ways To Boost Your Child’s Learning (While Still Having Fun)

It’s so important for children to get a good quality education as it is through this that they pick up the skills they need to succeed later in life. A good school education can only provide so much, as a vast majority of lessons are learned outside of the classroom- and may be even more vital than those learned within.  As a parent, it’s your job to facilitate that learning and make sure that your child gets the most out of their developmental period. Here are three ways that you can support and encourage your child to go beyond their …

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How To Help Your Child Prepare For University

As a parent, watching your child grow is both incredibly rewarding and incredibly frightening – especially when they reach adulthood, and it’s time for them to spread their wings. However,  whether that means they are going to university or seeking full-time employment, there are still certain things that you can do as a parent to help make the process easier for them.  With that in mind, here are just some of the ways you can help your child prepare for university (and impending adulthood). Encourage them to chase their dreams. Too often, we hear stories of how children make academic …

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Positive Parenting: Forming the Foundations of Your Childs Personality

As parents we always want to give our kids the best start in life, and while the formal education system teaches them a lot, there’s still plenty that we can do ourselves. After all, we’re our children’s very first teachers; our attitudes and ideas are what form the basis of their likes and dislikes, and the foundations of their personality. Here are some ideas for positive things you can do to influence them.  Healthy living Health really is everything. We only get one body, so it’s important that each and every one of us looks after it as best as …

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Celebrating British Science Week with Learning Resources

British Science Week takes place between 6th-15th March 2020 and is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and there are lots of fun activities for kids to try on the website. My kids love doing experiments and finding out about the world around them and our favourite science based toys come from Learning Resources, who design and produce hands-on educational toys, games and learning resources, many of which are in the STEM realm and are really quite awesome. To celebrate British Science Week, we were sent the GeoSafari® Jr. My First Telescope and GeoSafari® Jr. Kidnoculars® Extreme™  …

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