The Games People Play
Scrabble and Monopoly may still be top of the pops when it comes to board games, but both require time and time is something many of us are short of. Consider the negative effects of excessive gaming, social media and all things related to illuminated screens. Now is the time to interact with your children. A quick diversion from everyday activities and a fix of fun is outlined here, in this week's gems of wisdom:Read more
To Read or Not to Read: Fact or Fiction?
In every class and in every school there are "the readers" - children who effortlessly devour books, one after another, never seeming to lose their love of books - and then there are the "reluctant" readers, those who struggle to find a subject matter of interest or a style that they enjoy. Often the reluctant readers will hook onto a series of books that are not "on the list", but we fail to recognise when they do this, that they have cleared a massive hurdle: to read or not to read.Read more
How teaching your child to peel a boiled egg can help with handwriting
Does your child write like an angel? Or is penmanship an elusive art in your home leaving a lot to be desired? As technology becomes embedded in our lives and we use computers, tablets and smartphones to communicate the written word, the importance given to teaching neat handwriting at school seems to have slipped down in the rankings. The gems of wisdom this week give you some ideas on how you can improve your child's handwriting so that they can give the best impression of themselves possible! It's a tricky skill to master: arguably the most personal, creative and individual thing that you will ever learn to do.Read more