Tag: parents

5 Free Sites to Improve Your Child’s Maths Skills

After the popular post about literacy sites, many asked for some good maths sites for children to practise their maths skills at home. Below are some of my favourite ones.   Math is fun: Great for introducing and explaining maths concepts. You can find a large number of lessons and activities provided by various math faculties and global math groups…

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…

Free Dragon Alphabet Resource

To go with my dragon themed room this year, I wanted to put up the alphabet in the front of the classroom so that children could refer to it, whenever they needed to. Even though I will be teaching Year 4 and children will already know how to form the letters, as well as the order of the alphabet, I…

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…

Welcome to ‘Saved you a Spot’ YouTube Channel

✨Don’t miss out! ✨ Stay tuned every Friday (OMG! Did I say EVERY FRIDAY?!)  for new videos on anything to do with education, as well as arts and crafts for children! Please subscribe to be the first to get the new videos! Like, like, like and share, share, share! Oh, and don’t forget to comment! Let me know what you’d…

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…

Dyslexia in different languages

Genetically influenced peculiarities in the brain anatomy, present in a minority of people, get in the way of a certain kind of information processing. This could be a problem, if a particular writing system strongly relied on this information processing; those born without it, could have a hard time. This explains why dyslexia can be of very little consequence in…

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…

Mathematics practice for all levels: Ada Project

Are you tired of searching the internet to find exercises to practise your mathematics? Well search no more! ADA Project  is a free, open-source, online mathematics textbook for students and teachers, that aims to provide questions and answers for any topic and level! As a teacher, I often get asked by parents how they can best help their children revise for…