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5 tips for building reading skills

February 15th, 2017 by Anna Michaelidou

Reading can often be a chore especially as children read at school so many don't want to read at home. Whether you are trying to encourage your child to read to build their reading and vocabulary skills, to open up the wonderful world of books and their benefits or whether they need to read for homework, our tips will ensure that reading never has to be a chore again.

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10 Educational and fun rainy day activities for children

February 8th, 2017 by Anna Michaelidou

We are never really short of rain here in the UK and with rain comes some tough boredom from our children. There's nothing to do today, mum!! or I'm soooo bored! in the whiniest voices, are words that we all frequently hear when children are stuck indoors. Then there is the constant sibling bickering because they can't think of anything better to do; MUM!! She won't give me my phone back!, MUM!! He broke my favourite bracelet that Lilly got me!, DAD!! Where's MU... Read More »

Understanding Homophones

January 25th, 2017 by Anna Michaelidou

Homophones can be very tricky when learning a language such as English and for younger children can often make spelling really confusing. Learning the different homophones takes time and patience but with some fun practice and repetition games, learning homophones doesn't have to be difficult.

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3 books all parents should read

December 8th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

As a parent I am always looking for answers to a whole lot of questions. Parenting is no easy feat and as parents we are always open to advice and tips from other parents who have already been there. Children are precious. They are individuals with their own characters and their own minds.

There are some books that offer great insight into children that we may not have thought of or not be aware of. And some books are so inspirational and full of great ideas on how to become better ... 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 subjec... 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.

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5 tips on preparing your child for secondary school

September 7th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

When the time comes for our child to start secondary school it can be both an exciting and terrifying time; for both the parent and the child. All of a sudden our little ones go from being young and carefree to having responsibilities; a new chapter in their lives has begun.

As parents we spend time worrying about how they will manage, whether they will make friends and if they will cope with their homework. But we... Read More »

4 easy ways to expand your child's vocabulary

August 9th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

All parents want their children to do well in school and develop those all-important skills along the way to enjoy a better adult life. One way we can really help our children to succeed is to encourage them to develop their vocabulary. There are plenty of ways to do this including the most obvious which are to read to your child, encourage them to read themselves and of course to talk to your child.

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6 top tips to help children prepare for entrance exams

June 22nd, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Entrance exams! Just those two words are enough to send shivers down a parent's back. Entrance exams are everywhere. They are used by some private schools, for grammar schools, for some colleges and selective universities. And many children and students often feel the pressure when they are expected to do well. Children as young as four are taking entrance exams for select private schools around the UK!... Read More »

How to help sensitive children. Best tutor tips

March 17th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Parenting a child that is sensitive can be both rewarding and exhausting. Children that are sensitive are often emotionally overwhelmed easily and can often be viewed as shy or introverted. How parents, teachers and tutors interact or react to sensitive children determines their reaction to different situations and how they can deal with those situations.

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