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Have the grammar school test dates changed?

Have the grammar school test dates changed?

As a result of the Covid 19 pandemic and the ongoing closure of schools, many schools have agreed to postpone their assessment tests until a later date. Schools and councils hope that in som...

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Getting your child started with musical instruments

Getting your child started with musical instruments

It is a well known fact that learning a musical instrument can have a positive effect on the minds of people of all ages. This is especially true of children – the earlier they start, ...

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Improve problem solving and reasoning skills with critical thinking apps

Improve problem solving and reasoning skills with critical thinking apps

Critical thinking is a key skill in today’s learning and is growing in importance with each passing day. It is a cognitive faculty that embraces several conceptual skills that include...

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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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Why are some children great at maths?

Why are some children great at maths?

For most of us, the four simple operations come naturally – adding up and taking away, dividing and multiplying are usually not hard to use in everyday life. Because of this, we assume...

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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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