Category: Parents

10 Free Sites to Improve Your Child’s Literacy Skills

Immersing children in literacy activities can help them improve their literacy skills. Many times, I get parents asking me if I can recommend any sites to help their children strengthen in a variety of literacy areas. There is a large number of sites on the internet that provide online activities, teaching tips and free books for children. Below are my…

Why children and parents need routines

Now that it’s the summer time, adults and kids can easily sway away from their daily routines. While this is a normal thing to happen, completely changing your child’s routine constantly, can have disruptive consequences for both the child and parents. Certain family ground rules need to be set and kept to, especially in the summer holidays, for it will…

Will my child’s end of year primary scores affect their future?

Exams are compulsory in all education systems. Their purpose is to evaluate someone’s learning after they have been taught something. They allow time for revision, consolidation and opportunity to embed the concepts taught during that year. The end of primary school, just before the big leap into high school, is a common time of the year for children to sit…

Helping Your Child Prepare For Standardised Tests

Many parents worry about their children’s end of year exams and it can be a very stressful time for both parents and kids. A level of anxiety is natural, but there are things you can do to prepare your child without adding extra pressure or worry. Read on to see how you can help your child do well in standardised…

Free Educational Websites for Kids

There are so many fantastic resources that can be found on the internet, and best of all many are for free! These websites can make kids feel as though they are playing, but are actually learning at the same time. Many times I’ve had parents ask me what educational websites I’d recommend for their children. Here is a small list…

Tips for flying with young kids

  Flying often, has allowed me to find out what makes parents with kids travel best. You know, the ones you see and think to yourself that’s how it’s done! On my many flights, I’ve talked to parents extensively about what works for them and through careful observation here is what I’ve noticed works best for parents, kids and their…

DIY Bird Feeder

Do you have a soft spot for our little feathered friends? If yes, then this is a great way to attract them to your garden and help them out, especially in those cold winter months. Read on to see how you can make a bird feeder using only four things! You can make these with your kids or they can…

Internet Safety

The internet provides instant knowledge at your fingertips, but together with the abundance of information and opportunities for communication, many dangers lurk in the abyss of online technology. Online safety is without doubt a top priority for both parents and teachers, who allow and expect children to access the internet for their entertainment and education. Schools have filters to protect…

How to get your child ready for school after the summer holidays

So, here I am (and I hate to say this) nearing the end of the summer break. I know it’s been long thus I cannot complain in the least, and to be fair I still have a few more days to get into going back to school mode so not panicking just yet. As I am contemplating my summer adventures…

Top Tips! My child’s first day at school

What an exciting time! The big day is almost here! Your child will soon be joining the big boys and girls in school, starting their wonderful learning journey and making friends on their way. I’m sure you must both be feeling anxious, a little nervous, maybe a tad bewildered, but hey, don’t fret! All this is absolutely normal and expected.…