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How to start preparing your child for secondary school

Starting secondary school can be both an exciting and nerve-wracking time for a child. They might be leaving a small, cheerfully decorated primary school to go to a large, intimidating secondary school with a maze of grey buildings. The good news is that most children settle into their new school life happily. Here we share […]

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National Space Day: 6 best space books for children

National Space Day is on 7th May. The day aims to encourage everybody – adults and children alike – to find out more about space and space exploration. Most of us are fascinated by the night sky and what lies beyond our planet. Fascination with space has recently been fuelled by Perseverance rover landing on […]

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8 ways to celebrate Shakespeare Day

Shakespeare Day is celebrated on 23rd April to mark William Shakespeare’s birthday. Although we don’t know the exact date of Shakespeare’s birthday, we do know he was born around this time in 1564. To this day we use expressions invented by Shakespeare in our everyday language, often without realising it! Children can learn plenty about […]

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How can I improve my 2021 teacher assessed grades?

The government has confirmed that students will receive teacher assessed grades this year. GCSE and A level exams will not go ahead in summer 2021 due to the disruption caused by Covid-19. For those who find exams stressful teacher assessed grades may be welcome, but others might worry that their teachers could award them lower […]

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World Maths Day: 10 easy maths games to play at home

World Maths Day on 3rd March aims to get children excited about maths. Here we share some easy, active maths games that you can do at home on World Maths Day – or at any time you have a couple of minutes to spare. 1. Beach ball sums Cover a beach ball in sticky labels […]

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How to keep teenagers busy on lockdown weekends

Lockdown weekends can be boring for teenagers who are used to going out and about seeing their friends. Many parents worry that their children are miserable and spending too much time playing computer games. Here we share some ideas to keep teenagers busy on lockdown weekends – hopefully one or two activities will really spark […]

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How to homeschool and work (and stay sane)

We all know that it is extremely challenging to homeschool children and work at the same time. Many parents are working early in the morning and late into the night so they can homeschool their children during the day. Some parents are managing babies and toddlers whilst supervising older children. These daily struggles on top […]

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How to talk to your child about disabilities

Children are naturally curious and they notice differences between themselves and other people whether that’s disability, skin colour, ways of dressing or something else. They might have a classmate in a wheelchair or a cousin who is on the autistic spectrum. They may have noticed somebody on television and started asking questions about them. Curiosity […]

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10 benefits of online tuition

Online tuition has become a popular choice with parents during the Covid pandemic. At TutorMyKids we are continuing to see a rise in enquiries. Safety advantages aside, here we share our top ten reasons why you might opt for digital tuition. Finding time is easier Neither you (or the tutor) will need to factor in […]

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Getting involved in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch 2021

The RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch runs from 29th-31st January. To get involved, you need to choose one of those days to spend one hour counting and identifying the birds in your garden. The data you collect enables the RSBP to create a snapshot of bird numbers to monitor which birds are thriving and which are […]

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