If you’re stuck at home with the kids, and you’ve run out of energy for craft, baking, messy play and board games, here is a list of educational kids TV you can let them binge watch (mum) guilt free. I’ve tried to stick to shows that are currently available but things can change. I’ve updated […]
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.
As regular readers will know, our son was a summer baby and started school shortly after he turned 4. This has meant that school has been a struggle for him and homework is no exception to that. In the early primary years, and the start of juniors in particular, homework would result in tears almost […]
When I was growing up, I didn’t know anyone who had a private tutor. In the eighties, tutoring was reserved for well off families who were pushing their children to excel. In contrast, lots of my children’s friends have tutors and I eventually found myself asking, does my child need a tutor? Reasons Your Child […]
Every night my son reads to me from his book for the ten minutes requested by school. Then he goes to bed and reads some more, complaining when we tell him he needs to stop by 8 and get some sleep. He’s currently reading the Beast Quest series by Adam Blade and pesters me endlessly […]
My oldest child is a July baby, so falls well into the summer born category. Before he started school I looked into the possibility of deferring him a year. Ultimately we decided not to. He’s in year 4 at now but with the benefit of hindsight I wish I had chosen deferred school entry. Hopefully […]