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How to help your child improve their speed for the 11 plus exams

How to help your child improve their speed for the 11 plus exams

The 11 Plus exams are competitive and require children to be competent in not just subject knowledge, but time management and exam technique. One common struggle for many children is speed. ...

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How to prepare for UK schools when you have just moved from Hong Kong

How to prepare for UK schools when you have just moved from Hong Kong

Moving to another country is a stressful experience. It takes a lot of time and effort to get settled and adapt to a new culture. For many parents, understanding a foreign education system i...

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6 reasons why handwriting is still important

6 reasons why handwriting is still important

For many of us, handwriting is a lost art. Our generation has been raised on the keyboard and we’ve been taught writing with pen and paper is a thing of the past. But, there are many benef...

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How to help your child improve comprehension

How to help your child improve comprehension

Many children struggle with the comprehension section of the entrance exams, and poor comprehension skills can lead to not just a failed English paper, but can also lead to feelings of frust...

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How to reconnect with our teens and teenies – in just 20 minutes

How to reconnect with our teens and teenies – in just 20 minutes

Take a quick look at how much time young people spend reading the different types of media nowadays in the image below: On top of this, we can all testify that our kids – especially boys ...

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How to inspire your child to write

How to inspire your child to write

1. Use film genres Get your child to list film genres, and explain which genre is their favourite and why.  They should try to list some features that typically apply to the genre, for exam...

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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, research shows that...

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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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