When I was a teenager, I was always writing letters. Before we had smart phones, when landline calls were still really expensive, writing letters was a way of talking to our friends when we weren’t with them, even if we often ended up giving the recipient our letters in a person and sitting quietly while […]
Homeschooling and School
Supporting your children through their education can be one of the trickier parts of parenting older children. We’ve all forgotten much of what we learnt at school and teaching methods have changed pretty drastically.
In this section you’ll find posts about helping your child if they are struggling, supporting reluctant readers and some great tips on learning times tables.
We all know that kids learn best when they are engaged. Unfortunately, getting them engaged with their least favourite subjects is easier said than done. With children, having their work themed to something they are interested in can make a big difference to how they engage with education. I’ve previously written about the Minecraft themed […]
I don’t know about your kids, but mine absolutely love Minecraft. I’ve been allowing them some extra screen time lately and almost all of it is spent on Minecraft. I’m really pleased about this because if they’re on Minecraft, I feel like they are doing something worthwhile and it can be great as part of home […]
While I myself was never a big fan of sports day when I was at school, both of my kids love it. As my husband is a big fan too, I thought we’d have a go at running a family sports day at home. It was a great way to entertain the kids and is […]
When I was a careers adviser, I did a course on careers education where we were set an exercise to try and fit careers education into the curriculum alongside all of the other statutory stuff schools have to teach. It really made me realise how little time schools have to fit in the practical life […]