Tag: help

Waves of Intervention

The National Curriculum Inclusion Statement states that teachers should set high expectations for every pupil, whatever their prior attainment. They should plan stretching work for those whose attainment is above the expected standard and plan lessons for pupils who have low levels of prior attainment. Lessons should be planned to ensure that there are no barriers to a child achieving…

Helping your Child Understand Body Language

There are many people choose to communicate feelings and show emotion using both verbal and non-verbal cues. Understanding non-verbal cues can be hard for some children with learning and attention difficulties. These children may find it hard to decode body language which can create friction in their ability to form positive relationships with both peers and adults. Understanding body language…

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…

Lines of Symmetry Game

Find a link to a fun symmetry game for your kids, here! The “Line of Symmetry” is the imaginary line where you could fold the image and have both halves match exactly. If you can reflect (or flip) a figure over a line and the figure appears unchanged, then the figure has reflection symmetry or line symmetry. The line that you reflect…

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…

How to help your anxious child

Anxiety is a normal part of childhood, and every child goes through phases. An anxiety phase is temporary and usually harmless however, children who suffer from an anxiety disorder experience fear, nervousness, and shyness, and start to avoid places and activities. When a person, child or adult, feels anxiety their brain goes into fear mode, and their rationale (frontal cortex)…

Reading with your kids

Spending quality time together as a family is great!  Make reading part of your family’s fun times! Researchers constantly find that reading to children is valuable in a variety of ways, not least of which are, instilling a love of reading and improved reading skills. With better parent-child bonding from reading, your child will also be more emotionally secure and…