This week’s book of the week for Pre-School and Key Stage 1 children is ‘There’s a Monster in Your Book’ by Tom Fletcher. This is a firm favourite in our house and is easily read several times a day! We have included our book review and some pre-reading and post-reading activities to try at home. We hope you enjoy this book as much as we do and …

At Home Learning for Parents we’ll be sharing tips for children, young and old, on their return to school. To begin, we’ll look at starting school. Is your child beginning school for the first time in September? It can be a very exciting but daunting time for any parent. When thinking about your child beginning …

This really is phonics and the foundations for reading and writing. The first phase of Phonics is all about exploring the world around us for sounds and sharing these new experiences. With speaking and listening skills at the core of these activities, you can develop the language of your little one through engagement with books and with …

From an early age we try to teach our children to count. Many will pick up the numbers and in time be able to recite them to their parents which is a great starting point and underpins the ability to count. However, being able to recite the numbers to 5, or 10 or even 20 …

We will regularly add a new book of the week which we are happy to recommend you read with your child. We will provide you with questions you can ask to lead a discussion about the book before you read it and activities that will really engage your child, before returning later in the week …

When was the last time your read with your children? Today we look at developing a love of learning through developing a love of reading. As always, you can discuss this further on our Facebook Page or in our Facebook Group. Develop a Love of Reading to Develop a Love of Learning When was the last time you …

Today we take a look at some of the things you can do to motivate your children to learn at home. Struggling and feel like you need support, join our online community to discuss your thoughts and share your successes. Motivating Children to Want to Learn When most children first start school they are eager to please …

Today on Day 7 of the 30 Day Challenge we look at the challenge of working with numerous children at home. How do you manage all those spinning plates? Have you got other suggestions? Why not join our online community to discuss your thoughts and share your success and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow for Day 8!

Today we turn our focus to your own well-being as a parent and explore some of the things you can do at home to look after yourself. As always can join our online community to discuss your thoughts and share your successes. Being Kind to Yourself! We need to be kind to ourselves too! This is not …