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How children’s brains learn to reason

How children’s brains learn to reason

New research reveals how kids develop an essential cognitive skill. Reasoning is hard cognitive work. It’s what allows you to understand that if A is greater than B and B is greater than C...

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Are you feeding your child the right foods for academic success?

Are you feeding your child the right foods for academic success?

A large body of research shows that maintaining a healthy, balanced diet is crucial in making sure your child is performing at their maximum potential. The right nutrition can improve your c...

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Does your child have Study Partners? They should!

Does your child have Study Partners? They should!

Children are notorious procrastinators; they are easily distracted, bored and seldom keep focused on the task at hand. Parents often think that if their child works in a group, they are more...

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Is your child making a lot of mistakes? Good!

Is your child making a lot of mistakes? Good!

      As parents and teachers, it is understandable that we sometimes wish to shield children from the unpleasant feelings associated with getting things wrong. However, resea...

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Teach your child how to learn – not just what to learn.

Teach your child how to learn – not just what to learn.

In spite of catchy (and often cheesy) mission statements from schools, colleges and tuition centres, educational methods are commonly based around memorisation of content – focused on ...

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Why Planning Matters

Why Planning Matters

Failing to Plan…is Planning to Fail. Or put another way, ’Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.’ Either way, this old adage rings true for almost everyone. For those currently enga...

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Should We Care About Reading Age?

Should We Care About Reading Age?

One of the most confusing aspects of reading and comprehension is the measurement of the reading age itself. We hear all the time about the importance of reading in the pursuit of academic...

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10 tips for private school bursaries

10 tips for private school bursaries

10 tips for private school busaries Private school fees can be subsidised if you know how to get a bursary – we share ten tips to show you how. The question of how to get a great education...

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Why joined up handwriting is important for 7+, 11+ and your child’s development

Why joined up handwriting is important for 7+, 11+ and your child’s development

If you have kids in school, how much time do they spend learning cursive handwriting? Probably not much, especially if they’re beyond first grade. The Common Core standards dominating ...

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