Why play is important Play improves the cognitive, physical, social and emotional well-being of children and young people. Through play, children learn about the world and themselves. They also learn skills they need for study, work and relationships such as: Confidence Self-esteem Resilience Interaction Social skills Independence Curiosity Coping with challenging situations. …
May 15, 2019
What are the signs to look out for if your child is self-critical and what can you do to help them?
September 3, 2018
Should children be formally tested in Primary School? The issue of testing primary school age children is a controversial one with many children suffering from stress as a result. Some parents and educators are also anti-formal testing; but is it all bad? According to a survey cited in the Guardian, eight out of 10 primary school…
April 24, 2018
Has your school started hosting non-competitive sports days? If so, they’re not the only ones. In a recent survey, 57 percent of parents with children at primary school say their sports day is non-competitive – yet 86 percent do not agree with this approach. Some parents and teachers think competition can be potentially harmful…
April 9, 2018
Back to school with a skip and a cheer? Or shuffling into the school gates with shoulders hunched? How has your child returned to school after the break?
January 4, 2018
Following a recent stir in school uniforms, our latest piece aims to look at where the future of school uniforms is headed.
September 8, 2017
How do you determine whether your child is school ready or not? We’re exploring this topic and sharing our top tips to help prepare your child for school.
February 10, 2017
When approaching Puberty, this is a time for a whole new set of worries for parents, as friends become more influential, children want to be independent, and hormones kick in.
July 20, 2016
During this period of ‘Middle Childhood’, your child will experience new situations such as making new friends as well as mastering new skills.
June 30, 2016
Is it time to leave the confines of the classroom and begin exploring and interacting with the great outdoors to enhance children’s learning?
June 17, 2016