The Independent Schools Show is a must-attend event for parents who want to explore their child’s educational future and make well-informed decisions.
If you’re seeking the ultimate experiences, expert guidance, and tailored recommendations for your child, look no further.
Joining us on the show today is the fantastic Dr. Holly Symons, a licensed clinical psychologist and the brilliant mind behind raising-eq.com. Together, we’ll be diving deep into a crucial subject: mental health in infant school-age children
Mental health expert Noel McDermott looks at first-day back nerves and shares expert tips for back-to-school anxiety.
According to The School Readiness Survey conducted by Kindred2 – they may not be ready, especially where toilet training is concerned. Parenting Expert Amanda Jenner shares her tips on school readiness.
Education expert and ADHD coach Dr Michal Solomonovich joins the show to discuss strategies for parenting ADHD kids.
From durable backpacks and weather-ready outerwear to comfortable activewear and sturdy footwear, Mountain Warehouse has got you covered.
Discover how incorporating elements of the Montessori approach can encourage your child’s creativity and independence.
Wondering where to shop school uniform and which pieces of branded uniform are actually worth buying from the kit shop? Here are our money-saving tips on the uniform shop.
We’ve teamed up with Muddy Puddles, the coolest outdoor clothing brand for kids, to bring you a list of essentials for your forest school kit bag!
The 3rd generation Yoto Player is not just a remarkable audio device. Oh no! It’s a convenient room thermometer, nightlight, toothbrush, AND tidy-up timer.
We team up with educational toy experts Edx Education to explore the fascinating world of construction toys and uncover the incredible ways in which they inspire young minds to learn, grow, and thrive!
Ellie Thompson welcomes best-selling author and Insta sensation Daisy Upton, aka Five Minute Mum, to discuss the launch of her new book Starting School More
Award-winning doctor and mental health ambassador Dr. Amir Khan shares his expert advice for parents on how to manage exam stress.
Are children born with empathy? Can we teach them? We discuss the science behind empathy, when children start to show empathy and why it’s so important to demonstrate empathetic behaviours to our kids.
Leonora shares her ten best apps for kids to explore this summer, from bedtime meditations and stories to creative design, music, maths, English and language learning.
Independent booksellers across the UK have announced the best summer reads for children.
Perfect for streaming, homework and playing games, the tablet’s super-cool features and superior, easy-to-use parental controls make the Galaxy Tab S8 series an incredible range of kid-friendly devices that give you a lot of bang for your buck.
Fidget toys can be really helpful for kids with ADHD, as they can provide a physical outlet for excess energy and help improve focus and concentration.
Coding classes for kids can have numerous positive effects on their development, both in and outside of the digital world.
Paultons Park and Tops Day Nurseries share expert tips on how parents can help their children develop necessary social skills in fun and nurturing environments.
We teamed with Samsung to bring you this comprehensive guide to staying safe online.
If screen time is used strategically in moderation, evidence suggests it can help develop problem-solving, cognitive, creative, social and communication skills.
We find out how the right kind of play can have all sorts of benefits for children with autism, together with tips for parents on how to engage their children.
Managing director and lead therapist of Headstuff ADHD Therapy Sarah Templeton joins the show to discuss ADHD in young children.
We’ve teamed up with Yoto to share the huge benefits the wonderful world of audio offers children of all ages and abilities.
ADHD coach Leanne Maskell on how to help your child get off to the best start by using an ADHD-lens of parenting.
Because school life is exhausting without worrying about coping with allergies in school!
With National Storytelling Week just a few days away, we thought we would take a look back on some of the classic books we enjoyed growing up.
The good news is that it’s pretty simple and only needs to be done once!
ADHD expert Sarah Templeton is on hand with her top tips for a harmonious home throughout the festive season.
Dyslexia can make it difficult for your teen to concentrate and copy out text, both of which are skills needed for traditional exam preparation.
t is important as parents and caregivers that we can recognise these more subtle forms of bullying such as excessive “bantering” or “special friending”, as these behaviours may go unchecked and unrecognised for long enough that the victim internalises shame as a result of them.
Inattentive ADHD children are often thought to be ‘in their own world’ or ‘away with the fairies’.
Find out why many autistic females often miss out on an autism diagnosis or can be misdiagnosed with other conditions.
Founder and CEO of global charity Made By Dyslexia Kate Griggs shares her expert tips to help dyslexics learn tricky spellings.
Having been through the ISEB pretest with one of my children it is still a bit of a minefield, so I called on CEO Julia Martin to answer some pretty tough questions.
Fran Vandelli, Dementia Lead for Bupa Care Services shares how best to explain a dementia diagnosis to our children and the importance of being transparent.
STABLIO’s research discovered that holding a handwriting pencil incorrectly can impair a child’s performance at school, leading to unhealthy stress, tiredness and potential damage to the posture of the hand.
We need to get back to a routine, earn money and to stop ourselves from going crazy, but the big question is: are our children safe?
Are you dreading the school drop-off? Dr Maryhan Baker is on hand with her expert advice on how to create a stress-free goodbye at the school gates.
Experienced Sleep Consultant Maryanne Taylor talks to us about re-establishing a “normal” sleep routine, which starts and ends with bedtime.
Why not choose a handful of books recommended for the Early Years Foundation Stage and enjoy reading with your child this summer?
Top tips on how to introduce the idea of a school uniform, advice on sharing, listening, toilet training and eating habits, and most importantly, how best to say goodbye at the school gate.
Are you a parent searching for ways to keep your kids safe from trolling? Digital Matters has been developed to teach our kids online safety and media literacy.
Each family will have their own priorities, but over the years we have built up a list of the basic questions that parents usually ask. It’s now quite a long list, but many parents use these questions as a checklist to help them focus their search.
Whether they’re not quite getting the grades or pushing homework to the last minute or being unable to focus in the classroom, a tutor can help your child get back on track.
Founder of My Little Learner Jo, is on hand with some expert tips on how to help your little one learn how to write. For 10% off anything at My Little Learner, use discount code MYBABA10.
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Leonora caught up with Silvia and Michelle who are behind a brilliant project to help people understand the actual genetic basis of learning differences.
Our list of the best private nurseries in Surrey examines the environments, activities and schedules of the top preschools in the area.
New technology topics are gaining importance increasingly in today’s techno-centric world. Coding, AI, robotics, game development, blockchain and NFTs are all key skills for kids to learn.
A beginner’s guide to the 7 and 8+ common entrance exams, used by a selection of prestigious independent schools.
When it comes to finding the right school for a child with SEND, it’s often difficult to know where to begin. Talk Education are on hand with some brilliant advice and recommendations.
The FREE Dyslexia Screener Tool is a simple online test that can be taken in around 30 minutes to screen pupils aged 8 and over for dyslexia.
The best children’s bedtime stories provide the perfect backdrop for magical dreams, as your child’s imagination continues to run wild long after the story is over
Wonderbly’s collection of personalised books stand head and shoulders above the rest. With superb illustrations on high-quality pages, these evergreen books will be ones to treasure forever.
Tips and advice by experts Talk Education on school open days. What to think about, ask, and everything you need to know ahead of your visit.
What IS dyslexia? Dyslexia affects up to 1 in 5 people, but the experience of dyslexia isn’t always the same.
They say that you can’t diagnose a child with dyslexia until they’re 7 years old but I knew that something wasn’t quite right much earlier.
Balance boards are a playful product that stimulate creativity, imagination and movement. They can be a great source of exercise, and equally, a place to rest and read.
The tutoring industry can at times appear to be a minefield, and trying to find the right tutor who can adapt sessions for the learning requirements for your child can be extremely difficult to achieve.
Is breathwork only for adults? Of course not! Regular breathwork leads to positive results for kids of all ages and aids physical, mental and emotional development.
Is boarding school is the right choice for your child? Expert advice on how to choose the best school together with some brilliant practical tips on preparing for boarding school life.
Language expert Dr. Jamie Lingwood shares his top tips to help foster language skills in young children.
Dyslexia is not the same for everyone: it can be mild or severe and it varies depending on other strengths or difficulties that person may have. More importantly, it varies depending on the kind of support and encouragement that is given at school and at home.
The reality is important to recognise and remember, that every child is different. A ‘one size fits all’ model is just not possible.
A must-listen. Sam Barclay, author of ‘I Wonder What It’s Like To Be Dyslexic’ joins Leo in this episode to talk about dyslexia.
Teachers are able to claim a 25% discount on Toniebox Starter Sets so that school children across the country can benefit from the broad range of educational and inspirational content.
You might be worried that your child can’t remember every rule or routine, or that friendships haven’t come as easily as you hoped.
Why is pre-school so good, and how can it benefit a child from starting a formal education early? Karen Clince, founder of Tigers Childcare is back with another fantastic article on how we can support our preschoolers learning at home.
To celebrate their one-year birthday, East Finchley’s newest nursery, The Learning Experience (TLE®), is hosting Bubbles’ Amazing Circus on Saturday, 25 September, from 12pm to 5pm.
If you are wondering how you can help your child cope with grief, Winston’s Wish is our recommended go-to resource.
Here are ten books recommended by Toppsta, the UK’s leading children’s book review site, to help boost children’s confidence.
This week marks the first-ever Disney World Princess Week, and to celebrate, Tonies are offering 15% off all Tonies’ products (excluding bundles) with a discount code you’ll find inside…
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The curriculum programmes at The Learning Experience are developed specifically for children 12 weeks to 5 years of age.
A list of 60 of the best books for younger kids perfect for bedtime reading, as voted by mamas on our Facebook page.
‘Creative-Tonies’ are fun figures that arrive blank for you to upload 90 minutes of your very own audio. Whether it’s a story or a song, it’s a chance for you to get creative.
Symptoms of ADHD typically begin between the ages of 3-7, but the average age of diagnosis is 7.
The Independent Schools Show are on hand to help you decide which setting is best for your child – town or country?
Check out our round-up of the best fun and educational apps for toddlers and preschoolers available for free download on your Fire tablet.
Choosing the right nursery for your baby can be one of the biggest decisions you face as a new parent.
Tonies are set to give kids a unique introduction to classical music wrapped up in the legendary voice of David Bowie and we couldn’t be more excited…
How can we help our toddlers work through behavioural issues and become happier and better able to regulate their emotions, leading to a happier home all around and helping them gain skills they can use in their future?
Toys can play a role in learning, and to help you figure out what’s worth investing in, we’ve put together a round-up of the latest products from trusted brands.
Introducing Hello Genius, a revolutionary app-based learning system for 3 – 10 year olds.
Online tutoring is in-demand more than ever before. If you’re considering booking online tuition for your child, here’s what you should consider.
Saving a little from when they are young can give them an amazing head start in life, whether they want to invest the money in their first car, get onto the housing ladder or put something towards a university education.
Make learning in lockdown a little less boring with this quick round-up of super-fun resources for kids. From activity worksheets to online lessons there’s something every child will thoroughly enjoy.
Fake news can easily go viral via social media so we need to give our children the tools to decide what’s real and what’s fake. Its not always easy to spot but here’s some tips for helping children spot fake news:
Conductive Music is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the STEAM approach to learning. We find out about the importance of STEM + arts within the curriculum.
National Story Telling Week begins on Saturday 30th January. Which books will you be reading to your children?
If you’ve got your main Christmas gifts sorted but are looking for those all-important stocking fillers or an extra gift for your child, why not consider a Rooster Card?
If you have nursery or primary school-age children and are looking for some extra help with homeschooling, you need to know about Edx Education and their fantastic range of homeschooling resources.
Research reveals the school topics that parents are most likely going to need help with when homeschooling their children again throughout the third national lockdown. How many of these do you know the answer to?!
Amie Jones, self-confessed book addict, mum of three boys and founder of Kind Kids Book Club shares her top kindness book picks for your little leaders of the future.
Home journeys is a digital homeschooling platform that provides new weekly content as well as unlimited access to activity tutorials, interactive video and downloadable worksheets for children aged six months to five years.
GoLexic’s mission to support children and their parents. The main goal of GoLexic is to support children and their parents by making it easier to improve reading and writing skills.
Choose the right school for your child with help from Talk Education. Their parent advisory service is simple and straightforward. Leonora tells us more…
Are you wondering how to approach ‘the talk’? This episode is a must-listen for any parent who worries about how to answer big questions from our little ones.
It has undoubtedly been a difficult and unpredictable time for many nursery schools around the country. We got in touch with London Nursery Schools group in London to find out how their early years settings are coping.
Dr Max Pemberton offers his top tips for supporting children and young people’s mental wellbeing as they go back out into the world.
Research from Start-Rite has revealed that 38% of 6-11-year-olds are worried about the new social distancing rules at school – so how can we as parents help?
How has Covid-19 impacted our children’s development? Will the lockdown generation of children, particularly pre-school children, be disadvantaged?
Many children have enjoyed spending more time with their parents over lockdown so it will be natural for very young children to feel anxious when they say goodbye to their parents.
Craig is the head of community insight at SuperAwesome, the company that’s drafted in to help big-name companies engage safely with kids online and so much more.
The UK’s largest reading charity BookTrust has pulled together a list of our favourite children’s books (for 5 and under) about starting school, friendships, kindness and enjoying everyone’s differences.
In this post, we are going to explore some useful tips for reducing stress and making going back to school less of a challenge.
BookTrust has put together their recommendations of the best picture books to teach our children about diversity.
Enjoy half-term and grow some of the 20 quickest fruit & veg crops with your kids. A perfect activity to entertain them in the sunshine.
It’s no big secret anymore that getting children involved in the performing arts can have major benefits in a child’s educational life. We find out more.
Get organised with our free printable, and don’t forget to check out our ‘Surviving Lockdown’ page for everything to keep the kids busy and you sane!
If you’re bored of reading the same books at bedtime, fear not! BookTrust is on hand with this fabulous collection of new children’s books. Grouped by age for ease of browsing!
Action Hands is a community campaign set up to support young children and families adjust to the realities of Covid19 with well-being activities and music.
Families who have children with special educational needs are used to adversity and rising above significant challenges. Here are my suggestions to help cut through the noise of panic many are feeling.
So when it comes to education, it’s never too early to start sowing the seeds for a fulfilling lifetime of learning. But how do you encourage, without pressuring? Guide your child in the right direction, without stifling their independence?
Educating a child at home is actually quite straightforward, provided two basic principles are followed…
Most schools and nurseries recognise that arts and creativity have a great effect on all areas of child development. Here are our top tips on to help you unleash your creative child in the comfort of your own home!
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Check out this free online children’s library to help bridge the gap between our children’s fascination with technology and our need to get them reading
Check out this fabulous collection of must-read books this January, as recommended by the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, BookTrust.
Daily outside play is fundamental to children’s mental health as well as their physical well-being. We find out about one London nursery’s motor skills programme designed to help physical development in every single child.
We’ve come up with a collection of the best children’s books to help you talk openly and gently about death with your child.
You may have already heard of sister schools, The Kensington Kindergarten and The Knightsbridge Kindergarten. Now, to complete the west London set, The Brook Green Kindergarten has opened its doors for the first time, for children aged two to five years of age.
Instead of buying a school uniform, nervously waiting to find out which classroom they’ll be in and the dreaded early mornings – what if they simply had to wake up, get dressed and start a routine to learn at home?
Whether you’re planning to hit the beach, go for a picnic at the park or go on a family adventure, reading is an activity for the kids that you can take with you anywhere anytime to keep the little ones entertained.
What can private school offer you? Is it actually worth it? And can you work the system to your advantage by combining both state and private?
From brand new authors to remade classics we all know and love, we have selected some fantastic kids books to check out this spring.
What we do know is that extensive use of smartphones and social media causes rewiring of children’s brains. Here are some signs that are worth watching out for.
I have been wanting to safeguard my devices so that my children can use them safely for a long time and I have hit a brick wall.
Reading is one of the best ways to bond with your baby. Here are some top tips and best books to teach your baby about love in the first few years.
There is nothing like snuggling up together in the warm with a new book, especially in this really cold weather.
Bringing dogs to the nursery environment has enriched the children’s development and understanding of the world.
The programme of talks at the Independent Schools Show will focus on choice, admission, affordability, challenges and value.
Forest Schooling raises self-esteem, social and physical skills and promotes self-confidence, due to the element of risk taking and freedom of being outside for long periods of time.
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The values at LNS Bluebell Cottage are centred through community, kindness, and understanding, which is put into practise through the daily techniques taught by Ms Julianna through yoga and mindfulness.
The LNS Curriculum is designed to give parents flexibility with term time and club education across the early years of learning with admissions for little ones aged between one and five.
In celebration of Maths Awareness Month, we’ve put together the best maths app to get children learning and having fun with numbers.
Celebrate World Book Day (Thursday, 1st March) with some of these fantastic activities, subscriptions and events to encourage your child to read and enjoy stories.
We’ve come up with a list of books designed to help teach your child to read; these are aimed at both early readers as well as those who are more confident.
We were the marketing partner again this year at Tatler Schools Live, and we jotted down some of their top tips to tackle the British education system!
My Baba interviewed some pupils from Sunningdale school to find out what boarding school is really like.
World Maths Day is a celebration of the importance of maths around the world ”” in fact, it’s so important that there are two World Maths Days each year. Here are our top 10 maths apps to get your little ones involved in numbers from an early age.