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? We’re Struggling, […]
School and Learning - Supporting Children in the Primary School Years
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.
There also some resource guides on topics that can help your child engage with learning, including a Minecraft, Football and Dinosaurs.
Pretty much every child in the country has “read for x minutes a day” as part of their school guidance. For some kids, that might be a part of the day they’ll look forward to, for others it’s something they dread. If you have a reluctant reader, there are some ways that you can encourage […]
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. […]