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Tips for parents on supporting a child with dyslexia

Visual Perception and Dyslexia 1 Welcome to the first in a series of articles from VisionWorks, outlining the visual problems that dyslexic children can face. Visual perception is the ability to interpret, analyse and give meaning to what is seen. It is a set of skills we use to gather visual information from the environment and integrate…
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April 14, 2016 Tags:,

Ten Ways to Encourage Children to Play Outside

Encouraging Children to Play OutsideBy  Georgina Dalton 1 Bringing Back Outdoor Play! As adults, most of us have hazy memories of long summer holidays as children spent playing out with friends, teddy bears’ picnics in the garden, learning to ride a bike without stabilisers around the block, building dams in the streams in the woods and…
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April 13, 2016

Film Theme Survey: Free prize draw rules and regulations

1. All entrants must be aged 18 or over. 2. Only one entry per child is permitted. Automated entries will be invalidated. 3. No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are lost, delayed or damaged. 4. The closing date is 8pm 13th April 2016. 5. The first valid entry drawn will be the winner….
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April 11, 2016

5 tips for surviving SATs exams

Top Tips to Prepare for SATsBy Anna Taylor 1 Are you stressing over SATs? On the edge over exams? We’re here to help! The first thing you need to know is that SATs do not need to be stressful! SATs are used to assess how your child is progressing within the National Curriculum – they…
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April 6, 2016

Autism and Reducing Stress: Caring for the Carer

Autism research shows that a small change can make a big difference to parental stressBy Dr Shivani Sharma & Anna Taylor 1 Parenting can be stressful at the best of times, but when you have a child with autism, or any special need that requires extra care, it can be all the more exhausting. But there’s…
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April 5, 2016

Why children love dolls

Why children love dolls By Dr Amanda Gummer 1 The Power of Dolls Toy trends come and go, but dolls have for many years been, and are likely to continue to be, mainstays in the toy box. There are many different types of dolls, which have all stood the test of time, largely because they…
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April 4, 2016 Tags:,