Thursday, 10 June 2021

Raising an Inquisitive Child

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Curiosity and inquisitiveness are both very natural reactions and feelings that we all have and which will continue to grow throughout our lives. Children from a very young age are brand new to the world, so of course they’re going to be looking, handling things and exploring on a regular basis and being inquisitive is one of the many ways children learn. 


Inquisitiveness is the foundation of where children learn the majority of their skills; allowing them to be curious wherever they go can boost their critical thinking, decision making, communication and confidence skills. 

Monday, 7 June 2021

Exploring Internet Safety With Your Child

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Technology and the internet is everywhere nowadays and as your child grows they’ll begin to use the internet more often for both studying purposes and for their own entertainment, with friends and for hobbies. The internet is a great way of interacting and accessing lots of important things your child will use to help them grow and understand a lot of elements within the world. 

However, there is also a cloud of uncertainty when children are accessing the internet in terms of safety and the risks of going online. Even as adults we have to take measures to stay safe and can be caught out by scams or other things online. Luckily, this guide from this independent school in Yorkshire will provide you with the right guidance to protect your child online. 

Friday, 4 June 2021

Why is Community Involvement Important for Children?

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Many of us will have heard of the phrase "it takes a village to raise a child" but what does that really mean? For lots children and parents, being involved in community initiatives gives them a whole host of skills that can prepare them for future interactions, hardships and resilience. It also gives children a lot of opportunities to practice skills they use in school and when socialising too.

It’s not just parents that are integral in child development, but the people that surround them: teachers, friends, other peoples’ parents and other family members. Bringing them into the fold will allow your child to develop a sense of independence and leadership.
 It also allows children to experience different views, cultures, perspectives and friendships too, broadening their knowledge and understand of the world and people around them. 

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Teaching Your Child to Respect Other Cultures

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The world is so vast, beautiful and diverse, and is also one of our greatest gifts. Children will of course learn about the globe and how we have hundreds of different cultures, customs and a huge amount of history to uncover through school, but that doesn't mean we can't help expand on that at home too. 

There are so many different things for children to learn, explore and discover when it comes to other cultures and it is important that children also learn about respecting one another's cultures, race, religion, gender and customs. The more they learn about these themes, the better they will be at understanding different cultures and people from across the world, their struggles and showing that there should be no discrimination. 

Thursday, 27 May 2021

Birthday Gift Shopping Made Easy With Wicked Uncle

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As James and Evelyn have got older I've definitely found it more and more difficult each year to find them fun, quirky and unique gifts that they will love. Whilst they usually have a good idea of the main gift they want I like to get them a few other bits to open and enjoy, but it can be hard finding things they don't already have! However this year I will be using Wicked Uncle to find gifts that tick all the boxes with their easy to use system that shows you a selection of gift ideas based on age, gender and their likes, it makes buying gifts for friends and family so much easier than ever before. 

Wicked Uncle aims to take the stress and guess work out of gift shopping. It is especially helpful for those who (like me) spend so much time endlessly scrolling online looking for gifts or searching through the same items in shops but never knowing what to get. It is also especially useful for people like grandparents or aunts and uncles who perhaps aren't sure what to buy for a child. 

Monday, 24 May 2021

Top Gift Ideas for Kids Who Love Cricket

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Lots of children love sport and will often attend clubs and groups to participate in them, not only can these clubs be lots of fun but they are great for fitness, socialising and finding new hobbies too. If your child thoroughly enjoys a particular type or sport this can be a great starting point for finding gifts for special occasions too.

If your child is an avid cricket fan, then you have their birthday and Christmas presents sorted. You can centre their gift on the popular sport. Nonetheless however, it may not be that simple. You cannot merely go to an online cricket shop and purchase the first thing you set your eyes upon. You need to be careful regarding your gift decision. This article aims to provide you with some key advice and suggestions regarding the sorts of presents that are recommended. Read on to find out more…

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Supporting Your Childs Learning Journey with TuitionWorks 1:1 Online Tutoring Sessions

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When we look back over the last year or so life for so many been turned on its head and whilst we have all struggled in some way, our kids have lost out on so much. Interactions with friends, birthday parties, experiences and hobbies and most importantly school and their education. Whilst many schools did their best to keep up with some kind of learning from home, many children have returned to school struggling or with a lack of confidence and with the pressure on their shoulders of "catching up".  

James is currently in year 6 at school and worked really hard over lockdown, completing all the work he was set and trying his very best to stay focused and on top of things. However one thing he has really struggled with is his confidence, especially in maths. Without feedback from his teacher he worries about getting things wrong or working things out without someone to bounce ideas off of. 

Maths has always been a subject James has been worried about even though his teacher says he is doing fine in the subject we want him to feel happy and confident too. So when we were recently offered the chance to try out some online 1:1  maths tutoring sessions with TuitionWorks I thought they might be just the things to help James get back on track and give him the boost he needed.