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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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Lockdown Christmas with children? Read our activities for a magical time!

The build-up Call Santa If you want to avoid Santa’s grotto this year you could arrange a Zoom call with Santa instead. Your child can talk to Santa or Mrs Claus, or they can see what the elves are doing in the toy workshop and what the reindeers are up to. Santa, Mrs Claus or […]

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How to write an outstanding UCAS application

An outstanding UCAS application is the key to being offered a place on the university course of your choice. Here we offer you top tips to help you write your way to success. Meet the selection criteria All universities have selection criteria. These are guidelines that they use to decide whether to offer you a […]

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Ways to teach children time management skills

School is very busy and for an adult life can be busier still. Helping your child to learn to manage their time from an early age is equipping them with a useful skill forever. What are the benefits of learning time management? The ability to manage time effectively: Reduces stress. There is nothing more stressful […]

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How to incorporate maths into your child’s everyday life

It’s Maths Week from 9-14th November this year. The purpose is to promote the message that maths is enjoyable and that it’s embedded in every single person’s life. Some people believe (perhaps due to negative experiences at school) that maths is difficult and boring, but the truth is the very opposite. Maths is everywhere and […]

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