Education

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Nurturing Excellence: Eaton Square Prep School’s Approach To 11+ Preparation

As parents and children navigate the competitive landscape of the 11+ process, here is a list of ways Eaton Square Prep School prepares its pupils for success.

Best Summer Camps And Clubs For London Kids To Book NOW

We’ve pulled together a list of recommended summer camps and clubs to keep your kids amused during the summer holidays. 

Dive Into Sustainable Playtime With Educational Toy Ranges From Edx Education

Edx Education’s educational toy ranges are designed to captivate young minds and inspire a lifelong love of learning through the magic of play!

10 Classic Picture Books For Under (Or Just Over) £5

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. 

10 Reasons To Book (FREE!) Tickets To The Independent Schools Show

 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.

Wonder & Ink: The Ultimate Members’ Club For Extraordinary Kids’ Experiences

If you’re seeking the ultimate experiences, expert guidance, and tailored recommendations for your child, look no further.

All Aboard For Child Development: The Thomas & Friends Train Play Revolution

Collaborative play with toy trains fosters teamwork and negotiation skills as children share resources and ideas and engage in together in play.

Expert Advice For Dealing With Back to School Anxiety

Mental health expert Noel McDermott looks at first-day back nerves and shares expert tips for back-to-school anxiety. 

Top 28 Private Nurseries In London

Here’s our updated rundown of the top private nursery schools in London.

Gear Up And Go: 12 Back To School Accessories From Mountain Warehouse

From durable backpacks and weather-ready outerwear to comfortable activewear and sturdy footwear, Mountain Warehouse has got you covered.

Thriving Through The Summer Holidays: Unleash Your Child’s Creativity With Montessori Principles

Discover how incorporating elements of the Montessori approach can encourage your child’s creativity and independence.

Nature’s Classroom: What To Pack In Your Forest School Kit Bag

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!

Best Summer Subscription Boxes & Kits For Kids

If you’re eager to help your kids disconnect from screens this school holiday, why not invest in a summer subscription box for kids?

8 Language Classes For Young Children In London

Learning a second language seems more important than ever today. With young children able to learn and pick up skills faster than any other More

Warning: Once You Experience The NEW 3rd Gen Yoto Player, There’s No Going Back!

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.

The Benefits Of Playing With Construction Toys

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!

Parental Control, Ep 89: Daisy Upton AKA Five Minute Mum On Back To School Anxiety

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

How To Help Your Kids Manage Exam Stress

Award-winning doctor and mental health ambassador Dr. Amir Khan shares his expert advice for parents on how to manage exam stress. 

Best Summer Reads For Kids

Independent booksellers across the UK have announced the best summer reads for children.

Choosing A Tablet? Why The NEW Galaxy Tab S8 Series Is Seriously Great For Kids

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.

Best Coding Classes For Kids

Coding classes for kids can have numerous positive effects on their development, both in and outside of the digital world.

How To Keep Your Kids Safe Online + Advice On Choosing Safer Tech

We teamed with Samsung to bring you this comprehensive guide to staying safe online. 

Why Screen Time Can Be Hugely Beneficial To Our Kids

If screen time is used strategically in moderation, evidence suggests it can help develop problem-solving, cognitive, creative, social and communication skills.

Parental Control, Ep 80: Does My Child Have ADHD? Signs, Symptoms And How To Get Help

Managing director and lead therapist of Headstuff ADHD Therapy Sarah Templeton joins the show to discuss ADHD in young children.

Parental Control, Ep 78: Moshi Expert On Easy Ways To Introduce Mindfulness To Your Kids

If you’re new to the wonderful world of mindfulness, this podcast episode is a great place to start. 

World Book Day: How Audiobooks Encourage Kids To Read + Other Handy Tips

We’ve teamed up with Yoto to share the huge benefits the wonderful world of audio offers children of all ages and abilities. 

In Review: The Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Pro For Older Kids

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.  

Coping With Allergies At School: Expert Advice For Parents

Because school life is exhausting without worrying about coping with allergies in school!

9 Tips For Surviving Christmas With Your ADHD Child

ADHD expert Sarah Templeton is on hand with her top tips for a harmonious home throughout the festive season.

Top Tips For Helping Your Dyslexic Teen With Their Revision

Dyslexia can make it difficult for your teen to concentrate and copy out text, both of which are skills needed for traditional exam preparation.

7 Reasons Your Baby Should Learn To Swim

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.

What Are The Different Forms Of Bullying And How Do They Differ Between Genders?

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.

10 Best Coding Toys For Kids

This Christmas, you’ll find toy shops stocked with a wide range of coding toys suitable for toddler to teen.

What is Inattentive ADHD And Why Is It So Hard To Spot?

Inattentive ADHD children are often thought to be ‘in their own world’ or ‘away with the fairies’.

5 Tips To Help Dyslexics Learn Tricky Spelling

Founder and CEO of global charity Made By Dyslexia Kate Griggs shares her expert tips to help dyslexics learn tricky spellings. 

Parental Control, Ep 67: Everything You Need To Know About The ISEB Common Pre-Test With Julia Martin

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.

How To Talk To Your Young Children About Dementia

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.

Pencil Case Essentials To Make Learning To Write A Complete Breeze

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.

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Top Tips For Preparing Your Child For Primary School

Here are some great tips by Carol Evelegh from The Kindergarten to help your child successfully transition from nursery to primary school.

How to Create a Stress-Free School Drop Off in Five Easy Steps

How To Create A Stress-Free School Drop Off In Five Easy Steps

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.

EYFS Reading List: 42 Great Books For Children Starting School

Why not choose a handful of books recommended for the Early Years Foundation Stage and enjoy reading with your child this summer? 

How To Talk To Your Child About Starting School: Top Tips From A Headmistress

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.

Best Outdoor Toys & Games For Summer Fun In The Garden

Here are a few outdoor play ideas to keep the children entertained (whilst learning too!) all summer long…

Common Signs Of Anxiety In Children And How You Can Help

Dr. Maryhan Baker is on hand with expert advice on how to deal with childhood anxiety.

How To Keep Your Kids Safe From Trolling, Bullying And Fake News

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.

Questions You Must Ask When Choosing A Nursery Or Pre-Prep School

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.

Does My Child Need A Tutor? And Top Tips For Choosing The Right Tutor For Your Child

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.

Help Your Child Learn To Write With These Simple Tips

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.

Parental Control, Ep 61: A Boost for Neurodiversity Research

Leonora caught up with Silvia and Michelle who are behind a brilliant project to help people understand the actual genetic basis of learning differences.

PRIDE 2022: Children’s Books To Celebrate Diversity

Reading to your little ones is an impactful way to teach your child about different situations that they might face as they grow up.

11 Best Private Nurseries In Surrey

Our list of the best private nurseries in Surrey examines the environments, activities and schedules of the top preschools in the area.

Get Your Kids Coding: The Future Of Tech

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.

Must-Read Beginner’s Guide To 7 And 8+ Common Entrance Exams

A beginner’s guide to the 7 and 8+ common entrance exams, used by a selection of prestigious independent schools.

International Women’s Day: Must-Read Books For Young Readers

From time-travellers to detectives, supermodels to superpowers, this diverse collection includes something for everyone.

#Find15 Small Steps To Be Kinder To The Planet

Start-Rite’s #Find15 campaign has launched, inspiring families to come up with simple switches and changes to save the planet.

6 Ways To Look After Your Child’s Mental Health

It’s Children’s Mental Health Week, and Learning Resources offer up six simple ways to help look after your child’s mental health.

The Best Schools In The UK For SEND

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.

New Online Dyslexia Screener Tool Launches And It’s Free For UK Schools To Use

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. 

Parental Control, Ep 36: The Benefits Of Audiobooks For Kids And Why They Inspire Even The Most Reluctant Reader

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.

Perfect Bedtime Stories For Children Aged 1 To 5 Years

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

Walking In A Wonderbly Wonderland… 10 Personalised Books Your Kids Will Treasure

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.

Parental Control, Ep 47: Leo Discusses All Things Dyslexia With The Founder Of Speechify, Cliff Weitzman

Today we are chatting with Cliff Weitzman, an American entrepreneur, and the brains and the energy behind the amazing app Speechify,

School Open Days: What You Need To Know, And The Things To Look Out For

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? The Must-Watch Ted-Ed Video

What IS dyslexia? Dyslexia affects up to 1 in 5 people, but the experience of dyslexia isn’t always the same.

Leonora’s Lowdown On Dyslexia, Neurodiversity And Helpful Resources

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.

5 Top Tips On How To Choose A Personal Tutor That Is Right For Your Child

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.

7 Excellent Breathing Exercises For Kids To Boost Focus And Concentration Levels

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.

How To Prepare You And Your Child For Boarding School

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. 

Expert Tips To Help Your Child’s Language Development

Language expert Dr. Jamie Lingwood shares his top tips to help foster language skills in young children.

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How Do I Know If My Child Is Dyslexic?

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.

How to Cure Dyslexia

How To Cure Dyslexia And Dyspraxia 

The reality is important to recognise and remember, that every child is different. A ‘one size fits all’ model is just not possible.

Tonies For Teachers: The Benefit Of Bringing Audiobooks Into The Classroom

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.

Tackling New School Year Anxiety For Parents and Children With Baby Annabell And Anna Williamson

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.

Preschool: How Can We Support Our Children’s Learning At Home?

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.

East Finchley’s Newest Nursery Invites You To Bubbles’ Amazing Circus!

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.

How You Can Help Your Child Cope With Their Grief During The Covid-19 Pandemic 

If you are wondering how you can help your child cope with grief, Winston’s Wish is our recommended go-to resource. 

How To Keep Your Kids Safe Now They’re Back At School & Nursery

Keeping their immune systems robust is the key to keeping your kids healthy now they’re back at school.

Meet East Finchley’s Newest Nursery, The Learning Experience

The curriculum programmes at The Learning Experience are developed specifically for children 12 weeks to 5 years of age.

Parental Control, Ep 34: How To Keep Our Kids Safe Online

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.

Easy2name’s Ultimate Guide To Labelling School Uniform & School Kit

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. 

60 Of The Best Children’s Books To Read At Bedtime – As Voted By You

A list of 60 of the best books for younger kids perfect for bedtime reading, as voted by mamas on our Facebook page.

Does My Child Have ADHD? Here’s What You Need To Know

Symptoms of ADHD typically begin between the ages of 3-7, but the average age of diagnosis is 7.

Town Or Country? Choosing The Right Independent School For Your Child

The Independent Schools Show are on hand to help you decide which setting is best for your child – town or country?

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Which Amazon Tablet Is Best For My Child? Plus The Best Free Fire Apps For Preschoolers

Check out our round-up of the best fun and educational apps for toddlers and preschoolers available for free download on your Fire tablet.

What To Consider When Choosing A Nursery For Your Baby

Choosing the right nursery for your baby can be one of the biggest decisions you face as a new parent.

David Bowie To Enchant Another Generation With New Peter & The Wolf Tonie

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…

May 2021: How To Post Multiple Photos On Instagram – Yes, There’s Been An Update

Quick techie updated on how to add multiple photos on Instagram the 2021 way.

Simple Ways To Boost Your Child’s Speech And Language Development From Birth

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.

Dealing With Temper Tantrums? Tips On Understanding Young Children’s Behaviour Issues

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, The Dual Parent Child Interactive Learning App

Introducing Hello Genius, a revolutionary app-based learning system for 3 – 10 year olds.

Thinking About Extra Online Tuition For Your Child? Here’s What To Consider…

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.

How To Save For Your Child’s Future

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.

Smart + Stylish Interior Ideas For Your Homeschooling Set-Up

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.

30 Of The Best Websites For Lockdown Learning

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.

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A Parent’s Guide On How To Talk To Your Kids About Fake News

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:

Reasons Why Music Is Crucial For Your Child’s Development

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.

Why Is Reading Your Child A Bedtime Story So Important? (Plus Top 5 Bedtime Story Books)

National Story Telling Week begins on Saturday 30th January. Which books will you be reading to your children?

Parental Control, Ep 25: Homeschooling: Are You Coping? Expert Advice From A Child Psychologist

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. 

How To Teach Kids About Money: Safe Ways To Spend & Save

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?

Homeschooling: Expert Tips, Best Learning Kits And FREE Downloadable Resources

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.

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Do You Want To Build A Snowman? Maths Activity

Staying with a winter theme for our maths activity I thought what could be better than doing our own do you want to build More

Homeschooling: The 50 Most-Googled Questions (How many do you know the answer to?)

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?!

Top 5 Science Activities To Keep The Kids Entertained During Lockdown

Keep your child entertained during the lockdown with these awesome science activities!

Best Books To Teach Your Child About Kindness

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.

The Online Nursery You Need To Help Your Little Ones Thrive During Lockdown

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.

10 Things You Should Know About New Ground-Breaking App For Dyslexia

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.

How To Choose The Right School For Your Child

Choose the right school for your child with help from Talk Education. Their parent advisory service is simple and straightforward. Leonora tells us more…

Parental Control, Ep 20: Where Do Babies Come From, Mum?

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

Spooky Halloween science recipes from The Kitchen Science Cookbook by Dr Michelle Dickinson.

COVID 19: How This Top London Nursery Is Weathering The Storm

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.

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Times Table Lacing Plates

Make sure you follow our maths board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to pin the Pin at the bottom of the More

Every Mind Matters: Tips On How To Support Your Child’s Mental Wellbeing

Dr Max Pemberton offers his top tips for supporting children and young people’s mental wellbeing as they go back out into the world.

The New Normal: How To Support Your Child Returning To School

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?

Word boxes: To help learn spellings

Word Boxes: To Help Learn Spellings

At the beginning of last school year we had a gentleman come over to help EC with his reading and spelling. He was absolutely More

Has Your Child’s Development Been Affected By Lockdown?

How has Covid-19 impacted our children’s development? Will the lockdown generation of children, particularly pre-school children, be disadvantaged?

6 Tips For Helping Your Autistic Child Return To School

In this post, we are going to explore some useful tips for reducing stress and making going back to school less of a challenge.

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Top 12 Books For Primary School Kids To Read In The Long Summer Ahead

From the best new books to some failsafe classics, these books will keep your children occupied and, most importantly, reading in the coming months.

How Performing Arts In Early Years Education Can Support Your Child’s Development During Lockdown

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.

Capital to little letter match with downloadable worksheet

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

Download This Printable Handy Homeschool Planner!

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!

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A Minute to Win it: Sound Search

Another fun and easy phonics game for children. One of the big parts of learning to read is being able to identify the sounds More

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Have Fun with This Speed Sight Word Game

I don’t think there is anything better than doing an educational activity that really makes you laugh, I think it stops children from thinking More

What Is A Safe School? And How You Can Help To Keep Them Open #TogetherApart

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.

Effective Strategies For Parents To Aid Kids Struggling With Exam Preparation

Watching your child struggle with exam prep can be challenging. This article aims to provide practical advice for parents on aiding kids who are finding exam prep tough.

The Best Guide To Online Resources For Kids During Lockdown

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.

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7 Simple Steps To Secure A Love Of Early Years Learning

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?

Expert Advice On Homeschooling Your Children

Educating a child at home is actually quite straightforward, provided two basic principles are followed…

How To Boost The Creativity Inside Every Child

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!

Super-Fun Scientific Experiments To Entertain Kids In Lockdown

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

Scrabble Jr Busy Bag

Scrabble Junior Busy Bag

I’m not sure why I decided to make our own Scrabble Junior busy bag but at the time I must have thought that it More

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What is Gravity? A Craft for Kids

This week’s science experiment is an easy one, it doesn’t require any real set up or clean up time (unless you make a huge More

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Wow! Look at My Word Bank!

A few months ago we had gentleman come to visit EC from the Lyndhurst Dyslexia Centre. He spent half an hour with EC going More

Making rainbows: Exploring Light with Prisms

Making Rainbows: Exploring Light with a Prism

EC came home the other day with a reading book all about rainbows, after finishing it he decided that he wanted to make a More

Egg Geodes: Grow your own crystals

Egg Geodes: Grow Your Own Crystals

Make sure you follow my STEM board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to save the pin for later. After the excitement More

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Mission Impossible Style Sight Words Game

Do you know what will get children jumping up and down with excitement and wanting to do their homework? Showing them that they are More

Let’s Get Physical: Why Babies and Preschoolers Need as Much Activity as Possible

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.

Phonic Pairs and Snap by Nanny Anita

I have spent a lot of time over the last two years concentrating on the main 26 phonic sounds, but both my charges are More

10 Reasons To Send Your Child to This New West London Nursery

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.

Easy Peasy Zip Lock Green House

This experiment came about by chance a few weeks ago and has been going on ever since. During dinner EC was eating his apple More

When Does Screen Time Become A Problem? Should I Limit My Child’s Time Online?

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.

Is Private School Really Worth The Price Tag?

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?

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Smartphones: Are Your Kids at Risk from Being Mind-Hacked by Tech Giants?

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.

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The Must-Have App That Promises to Keep Your Children Safer Online

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. 

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The NSPCC on Keeping Your Children Safe on The Internet

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.

Alexa, Show Me Porn! Leonora Calls for Online Change

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.

Exciting New Books for Children of All Ages

There is nothing like snuggling up together in the warm with a new book, especially in this really cold weather.

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Can Pets at Nursery Be of Benefit to Children?

Bringing dogs to the nursery environment has enriched the children’s development and understanding of the world.

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Help Your Child Wind Down After School with These Simple Steps

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

How To Choose The Right Nursery School For Your Child

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.

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Learning in The Great Outdoors: The Benefits of Forest 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.

The Latest Arts and Crafts, Books and Learning Games for Kids

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!

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Chinese for Kids: Learn Mandarin in Your Own Virtual Classroom

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

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Should Protecting My Income Be A Financial Priority?

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?”

Exciting New Books to Get The Kids Reading This Summer

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.

Nanny Anita’s Help with Adding

Now that my 4-year-old charge has pretty much mastered his numbers he is in need of a tricker challenge, so I thought perhaps introducing More

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Join The School Run: A Nationwide Family Fitness Initiative

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. 

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Top Tips on Mindfulness from The Classroom to The Home

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.

Can You Really Send Your Baby to Nursery at One?

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.

Capture Your Child’s Imagination with These New Books for Children

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. 

The Best Educational and FUN Subscription Services for Kids

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. 

Explore Space with These Fantastic Toys on International Astronomy Day

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.

10 Kids’ Maths Games To Play On iPhone & iPad

In celebration of Maths Awareness Month, we’ve put together the best maths app to get children learning and having fun with numbers.

10 Tips for Parents Dining Out With Children on the Autism Spectrum

10 Tips for Parents Dining Out with Children with Autism

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

10 Touch Typing Kids Games That Are Actually Super Fun

Typing quickly and efficiently is an essential life skill. Here are 10 ways for you and the kids to learn how to touch type.

It’s official! THIS is the UK’s favourite bedtime book — but do you agree?

The nation’s 10 favourite children’s books for bedtime have been revealed. Did your children’s favourite make the cut?

Mobile App for School Walk

The Genius New Safety Companion Automatically Alerts if Your Kids Need Help

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 With These Cool Ideas

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.

Internet Safety Day

How to Keep Your Child Safe On The Internet

Safer Internet Day is coming up and it’s something the parents at my son’s school have been debating for the past few weeks. It’s More

Help Your Child to Read with These Educational Books

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. 

Tips for Relieving Exam Stress

Three Steps to Help Children Relieve Exam Anxiety

Even though my children are still so young, they’re faced with tests in schools all the time. The pressure of these tests on my More

44 Tips To Tackle The British Education System

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!

If Wes Anderson Designed A Nursery…

Kingsland Pre-Prep are about to launch their nursery and it looks absolutely outrageous.

Other words to say

Keyword List: Other Ways to Say …

I will be posting some English activities that were suggested to us by a dsylexia specialist over the next few months. At the beginning More

Little Learning Seeds

5 Easy Fine Motor Skills for Children

As my children get older, it’s easy to forget about the importance of things like fine motor skills and they really are important stages More

Dyslexia Awareness Week

Does My Child Have Dyslexia? What to Look Out For

Dyslexia Action is a website dedicated to improve lives through education.

Boarding Schools: What Do Boys Really Think?

My Baba interviewed some pupils from Sunningdale school to find out what boarding school is really like.

5 Educational Apps For Back-To-School Week

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.

Children and Internet Safety

How Do I Speak to My Child About Internet Safety?

I can’t believe my youngest is about to start school, and with the world we live in, and seeing how computer savvy they already More

Top 5 Green Apps To Educate Your Kids This World Environment Day

We go through the top five apps to teach kids about the environment and world around them for World Environment Day.

Staying Safe in Water This Summer

Keep Your Family Water Safe this Summer

An article written by The Drowning Prevention Charity, Royal Life Saying Society UK on how to keep your family safe around water.

Does My Child Require Special Educational Needs

Does My Child Have Special Educational Needs?

I found out that I was dyslexic very early on, at a time when people were only just learning about it. There are so More

KABOOM: The Greatest Game to Aid Learning

Make sure you follow my maths or English boards on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to save the pin for later. I More

Best Kids Spelling And Grammar Apps For National Grammar Day

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

Top 10 Apps For World Maths Day

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.

Keeping your kids safe online

Are Your Children Safe Online? Here Are 10 Ways To Protect Them

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.