Sunday, 11 April 2021

Exploring Mindfulness With Your Child

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It can be easy to lose sight of living in the moment in this modern age, especially when everything often seems to move so fast. But it can be so important to take a minute to yourself and reflect, for both you and your children. That is why, with the help of a Private Sixth Form in Hertfordshire, we felt it worthwhile to offer some advice on how you can explore the practice of mindfulness with your children. 

Mindfulness is the act of focusing on the moment, helping you to reflect on what is good in life and keep a level of perspective about the world around you, and your place in it. There are plenty of things you can do as a family to make mindfulness a common practice in your home and so I have shared a few ways you can do this below. 

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Teaching your Child to Resist Peer Pressure

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As a parent, one of your main points of concerns with your child growing up is the peer pressure they might face as they make friends and socialise. Peer pressure is when someone is made to feel like they have to do something by their friends, despite the fact it might make them uncomfortable or that it may be something they do not want to do.  

Most kids will go through experiences like this, make friends, and learn lessons from those experiences, but you can help them when it comes to preparing them for dealing with peer pressure, whenever they might face it. With the collaboration of a Private Secondary School in Dublin, here are some points on how to help your children resist peer pressure. 

Friday, 9 April 2021

The Importance of English Literature in Education

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English Literature is not just reading books on a reading list. Literature is used as a means to explore new cultures, history, theory and writing styles. It is an important piece of studying English, but also to develop key skills across education.

To bring to light the importance of English Literature, we’ve teamed with a Private School in Hertfordshire to show why English Literature can be such a fascinating and beneficial subject for any student. 

Thursday, 8 April 2021

4 Ways to Tell if Your Child Might be Ready for Nursery

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Starting nursery is a huge step for any parent and child. It can be such a nervous time for everyone involved and you will no doubt be asking yourself lots of question about whether you are making the right decision. Are both you and your child ready for that next step? How can you be sure your child is truly ready? Will they enjoy it?

Of course the answer (and age) will be different for every family since every child is different and of course not every child will go to nursery either. However if you are wondering whether your child is ready to start nursery, there are some things you can look out for that will allow you to feel as though your child is prepared. That is why, with the help of a
Nursery in London, we have put together some areas that can help you identify whether or not your child is ready for the move to nursery school. 

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

5 Top Tips For Getting Outside Whatever the Weather

There are many things that lockdown has taught us and one of those has definitely been how to explore our own area and just how little we had really explored it before. We've lived in the same area for over 5 years now but until lockdown hit we had never really gone for a walk around. Usually opting to just head straight to a park or drive further afield to explore. 

However with restrictions in place and daily exercise being our own chance to get out and about, it really did open our eyes to just how helpful it was to get out and about for a walk. I think many of us have found a new appreciation for a good old walk or just getting out exploring as a family right? 

Of course on the days the sun was shining, everyone was blossoming and the sky a beautiful shade of blue, it was easy to want to get outside. But it can be much harder to want to get outdoors with the prospect of rain, grey skies and maybe even snow! 

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Reading Chest - The Book Rental Service Through your Letterbox!

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Learning to read is something Evelyn has really struggled with, a combination of her ongoing eye sight issues and frustration meant she really struggled to "want" to read. However over lockdown with lots of time, encouragement and bedtime stories Evelyn slowly found a love for reading and books in general. We shared so many lovely stories together and with a little help from one of her teachers via zoom too, Evelyn went back to school earlier this month happily reading, independently! 

I love sitting back and listening to her read and whilst we of course have a long way to go, just hearing her get excited about getting to change her book at school or reading a story to us is amazing. So with that in mind I have been looking at ways we can help her continue to love reading and ways to explore new ways together.

Keeping Safe as Lockdown Restrictions are Lifted

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After an entire year of lockdown restrictions and various other tiered restriction systems so many of us (myself included) are looking forward to lockdown and restrictions being lifted over **hopefully** the coming months. Being able to see friends and family, plan day trips and maybe even a summer holiday is what is getting many of us through this latest lockdown. 

But as restrictions begin to lift and more and more things open up, inevitably there are going to be more risks and more exposure, so how can we all keep ourselves as safe as possible as this happens? Keep reading below to hear some of our suggestions...