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Month: March 2020

9 free resources for homeschooling children

9 free resources for homeschooling children

I can scarcely believe the change in our country that has happened over the last few weeks. From hearing about a novel virus in China to having all our schools closed, it’s clear we are living in unprecedented times.  Having children home from school will present a huge challenge, particularly for working parents. Most parents, I know, will be worried about how to keep their children safe, and how to make sure that their educational development doesn’t suffer.  Over the…

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Why does reading matter so much?

Why does reading matter so much?

A recently penned article in the Times Educational Supplement said that pupils who can’t read well won’t succeed – in any subject.  It seems like a dramatic statement, but it’s true. Literacy is the key to helping children learn. From the very first picture book thumbed through by a babies’ sticky hands down to the Russian novel assigned for a GCSE, reading lays the foundation for every other subject.  It’s especially true for those parents that want to guide their…

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