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Favourite family books

1 December, 2017

Why not make time to get together as a family this festive season and enjoy some of these classics?

At this time of the year, many of us are thinking about how to fill our time whilst we are away from work and school, and what gifts to give our loved ones.

What better way to spend a cold winter’s day than by getting together as a family to share some much loved stories?

Here are a few of our favourites, not just listed for nostalgia’s sake, but because they are great again and again!

The Magic Faraway Tree, by Enid Blyton
Exploring the woods behind their house, our three siblings find a giant tree, the branches of which seem to disappear into the clouds. This is the magic Faraway Tree. Here they find magical characters like Moon-Face, Saucepan Man, the Angry Pixie and Dame Washalot. How exciting to travel with them as they visit the strange lands at the top of the tree. [ Click here for full story ]

“Children are born with unlimited potential.”– Toru Kumon

“Children are born with unlimited potential.” – Toru Kumon

Every parent or guardian believes in the potential of their child and has great dreams for his or her future; we’ve explored five ways you can support your child as they work towards building a bright future for themselves:

  1. Identify strengths and weaknesses
    Being able to identify your child’s academic strengths and weaknesses through a frank discussion with them will allow you to assess their current ability together. Once established, some extra practice could be dedicated to their weaker areas to ensure there are no gaps in their learning and that they can progress confidently, and additional focus can be placed on their strengths to enhance their interest in, and engagement with, this topic. [ Click here for full story ]

Latest PISA results published on collaborative problem-solving

November 22, 2017

PISA releases the results of first-ever international study on collaborative problem-solving, aimed at seeing whether today’s youth have the co-operative skills essential for success in the 21st century.

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Where should my child do their homework or study?

October 24, 2017

Having a comfortable environment for your child to complete their homework and study at home will be of immense benefit to their learning, but is there an ideal place?

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