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Essential reading for your child

Essential reading for your child

We cannot stress enough just how important it is for your child to be reading quality titles as much as possible. Besides the fact it is instrumental in passing exams for the best schools, t...

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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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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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Is it better to read books or to listen to them?

Is it better to read books or to listen to them?

We often think how fast we learn or perform something represents how smart we are. ‘If your brain is soaking in material quickly, you’re intelligent’ is a common assumption. It is ...

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7+ Reading List for Boys

7+ Reading List for Boys

Below is a list of books recommended by Colet Court for boys: Fiction Paddington series      –   Michael Bond Flat Stanley series     –    Jeff Brown Fantastic Mr. Fox an...

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11 Plus Vocabulary List

11 Plus Vocabulary List

This 11 Plus Vocabulary list is an essential for parents preparing their child for the 11 plus exams. Use this handy guide to test your child on words for the verbal reasoning and English e...

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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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