Bring some fun into the learning process.
Mental health expert Noel McDermott looks at first-day back nerves and shares expert tips for back-to-school anxiety.
Here’s our updated rundown of the top private nursery schools in London.
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.
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!
If you’re eager to help your kids disconnect from screens this school holiday, why not invest in a summer subscription box for kids?
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.
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.
Coding classes for kids can have numerous positive effects on their development, both in and outside of the digital world.
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.
Managing director and lead therapist of Headstuff ADHD Therapy Sarah Templeton joins the show to discuss ADHD in young children.
If you’re new to the wonderful world of mindfulness, this podcast episode is a great place to start.
We’ve teamed up with Yoto to share the huge benefits the wonderful world of audio offers children of all ages and abilities.
The Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Pro is a full-feature tablet designed for kids aged 6-12 years old, allowing slightly older kids the opportunities to read, learn and play independently – and safely.
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.
We’ve pulled together a list of recommended summer camps and clubs to keep your kids amused during the summer holidays.
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.
If you’re thinking about ways to bond with your new arrival, or are debating on which baby classes are best to sign up to in 2020, we think a baby swim school should be top of your list.
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.
This Christmas, you’ll find toy shops stocked with a wide range of coding toys suitable for toddler to teen.
Inattentive ADHD children are often thought to be ‘in their own world’ or ‘away with the fairies’.
Founder and CEO of global charity Made By Dyslexia Kate Griggs shares her expert tips to help dyslexics learn tricky spellings.
Collaborative play with toy trains fosters teamwork and negotiation skills as children share resources and ideas and engage in together in play.
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.
Here are some great tips by Carol Evelegh from The Kindergarten to help your child successfully transition from nursery to primary school.
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.
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.
Here are a few outdoor play ideas to keep the children entertained (whilst learning too!) all summer long…
Dr. Maryhan Baker is on hand with expert advice on how to deal with childhood anxiety.
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.
Leonora caught up with Silvia and Michelle who are behind a brilliant project to help people understand the actual genetic basis of learning differences.
Reading to your little ones is an impactful way to teach your child about different situations that they might face as they grow up.
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.
From time-travellers to detectives, supermodels to superpowers, this diverse collection includes something for everyone.
Start-Rite’s #Find15 campaign has launched, inspiring families to come up with simple switches and changes to save the planet.
It’s Children’s Mental Health Week, and Learning Resources offer up six simple ways to help look after your child’s mental health.
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.
This podcast episode explores how audiobooks offer a huge range of educational and wellbeing benefits as well as how useful they are in motivating struggling or reluctant readers to engage in the world of literature.
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.
Today we are chatting with Cliff Weitzman, an American entrepreneur, and the brains and the energy behind the amazing app Speechify,
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.
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.
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.
Keeping their immune systems robust is the key to keeping your kids healthy now they’re back at school.
The curriculum programmes at The Learning Experience are developed specifically for children 12 weeks to 5 years of age.
Internet Matters CEO Carolyn Bunting joins the show to talk to Leo about how to keep the kids safe online. A must-listen for any parent.
Are you wondering how to label school uniform? It’s time to get organised. For 15% off everything at Easy2name, simply enter MYBABA at the checkout.
A list of 60 of the best books for younger kids perfect for bedtime reading, as voted by mamas on our Facebook page.
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…
Quick techie updated on how to add multiple photos on Instagram the 2021 way.
Speech and language therapist Nicola Lathey from The Owl Centre to give us some advice on what we can be doing to help our youngest children.
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?
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.
We thought we’d take a look at some fabulous homeschooling interior ideas and accessories from Great Little Trading Company for the ultimate homeschooling set up.
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?
We invited child research psychologist Dr. Amanda Gummer to the show to answer some of our questions on homeschooling and family life in general right now.
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?!
Keep your child entertained during the lockdown with these awesome science activities!
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.
Spooky Halloween science recipes from The Kitchen Science Cookbook by Dr Michelle Dickinson.
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?
In this post, we are going to explore some useful tips for reducing stress and making going back to school less of a challenge.
From the best new books to some failsafe classics, these books will keep your children occupied and, most importantly, reading in the coming months.
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.
Here is a simple capital and little letter match game. You will need: Capital and little letter worksheet Pen Very simply they need to 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!
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.
Perhaps the most important thing underlying all of these points and for homeschooling is the emphasis on rewarding your children, the same as they would receive in school.
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!
Solar Cookie Oven Scientific Principle: Solar Energy Time required: 1 hour Introduction: Usually, ovens are powered using electricity or gas. This experiment uses the More
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.
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.
Nobody fully understands the harm screen time may be doing to the generation growing up in the digital age. Here’s how parents can take control of screen time and protect children online.
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?
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.
In this interview I continue my campaign for better internet safety for children with an interview with the incredibly interesting Richard Pursey, CEO of SafeToNet.com.
I interviewed NSPCC’s Child Safety Online Policy Manager Martha Kirby to find out what they’re doing as an organisation to safeguard our children online.
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.
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.
Dr Maryhan Baker does these wonderful lectures on various child psychology matters, and something I was really interested in was the importance of good More
Nursery or preschool is the first step on the learning ladder for your child before they begin compulsory school education. Here’s how to decide on a school.
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.
Check out this fabulous collection of the latest books, learning games and arts and crafts for kids. What are you waiting for? Time to get crafty!
According to The British Council children possess a innate ability to hear and distinguish the sounds of other languages, and unlike adults, children have More
What would be your (honest) answer to the question “how long could you live off your savings/partners earnings if you no longer had an income?”
It’s the end of the summer term, and what better time to invest in some new and exciting books to keep your children entertained over the long holiday. From puzzle books to gorgeous keepsakes there is something everyone will enjoy.
The School Run is a new and exciting nationwide campaign taking place in ten primary schools across the UK this week. The baton will pass from London to Bristol, Northumberland, Cambridge, Cardiff, Brighton, Belfast, Liverpool, Bournemouth and Sheffield.
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.
Reading with and to your child is such a lovely way of enabling them to learn while bonding too. We have listed some of the top new releases this year so far so pick up and book and snuggle up for a good read.
It’s a challenge to get our kids away from the screens these days but kids subscription services are such a great way to get them into learning and discovering new things. From a supply of books to science and maths there is such a great selection to choose from and we have pulled together our favourites.
Join in the fun this International Astronomy Day with these fantastic toys and gadgets to provide your little astronomer some insight into the world of space though education or play.
In celebration of Maths Awareness Month, we’ve put together the best maths app to get children learning and having fun with numbers.
Typical everyday situations can sometimes seem very overwhelming for a child on the autism spectrum and we often hear from parents asking advice. We thought More
Typing quickly and efficiently is an essential life skill. Here are 10 ways for you and the kids to learn how to touch type.
The nation’s 10 favourite children’s books for bedtime have been revealed. Did your children’s favourite make the cut?
Brilliant new app Chaperhome is a fantastic tool that allows you to keep tabs on your child via their smartphone, giving you peace of mind, and your child the confidence to walk to school alone or with friends.
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!
Kingsland Pre-Prep are about to launch their nursery and it looks absolutely outrageous.
Dyslexia Action is a website dedicated to improve lives through education.
My Baba interviewed some pupils from Sunningdale school to find out what boarding school is really like.
From maths to history, we have five of the best educational apps that are both fun and informative for your little ones as they head back to school.
We go through the top five apps to teach kids about the environment and world around them for World Environment Day.
An article written by The Drowning Prevention Charity, Royal Life Saying Society UK on how to keep your family safe around water.
National Grammar Day is a day promoting the use of good grammar, a celebration of all the weird and wonderful rules that make up More
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.
How can we keep our children safe online? The founder of Digital Kids offers advice about the opportunities & dangers of the digital world for our children.