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Educational Gift Ideas for Christmas 2016

November 30th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

It is that wonderful time of year again where Christmas is fast approaching and we should have at least started our Christmas gift shopping. For many of us, including myself, getting the perfect gifts for kids at Christmas can often be a struggle. Buying a gift that will inspire learning in our children as well as being fun and 'awesome' is not as difficult as it may seem.

That's why we have come up with the best educational gift ideas for kids this Christmas to ensure your child's gift is not only trendy, entertaining and suitable for their age but will have a positive effect on their educational learning.

We have come up with different educational categories and suggested some fabulous toys and games for the perfect gift for your child this Christmas.

Coding gifts

Let's face it, computers have ba... Read More »

8 tips for home-schooling

November 23rd, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Home-schooling your child has become an ever-increasing trend, with more and more parents opting for the less traditional way of educating their child. Some parents find that their child thrives in a home-school environment where following the national curriculum is not compulsory.

Parents do not need to be teachers or necessarily have teaching experience and there are plenty of private tutors out there that can help stimulate the subjects your child is really interested in. Home-schooling your child can be very rewarding but can also be a difficult and daunting task; following a few simple tips can make the process a far smoother one.

1. Read

Read; in all senses of the word. Read to your child, have your child read to you, read aloud together. We a... Read More »

The 2016 top 5 subjects students get most tutored for

November 17th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Every parent wants their child to succeed academically and a private tutor is often the best way to secure this success. Children and teens are tutored throughout the year in an array of different subjects and for many different reasons. It may be that they need some extra help understanding homework or school-work, that they have important exams coming up or they just want to stay ahead. But what subjects are people looking to get tutored in the most?

First Tutors decided to review some data to see which subjects are most commonly tutored for. Our statistics are taken for the year 2016 in the UK and look at the number of tutors hired for the different subject.

We also explored the different levels of each subject:

Primary Secondary GCSE A-level University Casual/Adult learner... Read More »

5 tips for stress-free homework

November 9th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Homework is one of those things that children hate and parents seem to dread. It can be the cause of family arguments and anxiety in those faced with it. But homework doesn't have to be full of stress. With a well-planned after school routine and a few of our simple tips, you can turn homework into something natural and a time for some extra learning whilst giving your children a sense of accomplishment.

1. Have a daily homework routine

Homework should very much be part of a normal daily routine, much like making sure your children brush their teeth, have their supper and have a standard bed-time. If you incorporate homework into your child's daily routine, it will no longer be seen as a chore but something that they naturally do everyday.

Having a home... Read More »

Great ways to help your child build their social skills

November 3rd, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Some children are naturally very social while others may need a helping hand to build these invaluable skills. Children develop different social skills at different ages from saying "hi" and "bye" or laughing at something amusing from two-to-three years of age to using different gestures and postures and sharing their emotions more easily by the age of seven.

What are social skills?

Social skills are basically the skills we use to communicate verbally and non-verbally. These skills are developed through gestures and our own body-language, our feelings, emotions and thoughts and with other people. And well-developed social skills come with some great advantages such as enhanced communication, better relationships, greater career prospects and a happier self.

Improve your child's social development ... Read More »

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