Helping your Child with their Reading Homework.

Thursday, 06, Oct, 2016

If your child has started school this year you may have noticed that they've started to bring back homework already, usually a simple reading book in their book bag that may be changed daily or weekly and sometimes handwriting practice. It can be hard for children to do more learning in the evenings, especially after already adjusting to a full school day and new rules and surroundings, so they'll need your help to stay focused and motivated. One of the first things to bear in mind that they ....

Autumn Inspired Learning.

Tuesday, 27, Sep, 2016

Autumn is many people's favourite season thanks to the colourful, crunching leaves and exciting events such as Bonfire Night, and you can draw inspiration from nature to help encourage your child with reading, writing and letter recognition. Home Education blog The Imagination Tree, has a big focus on learning through sensory play, for example this autumnal salt tray for practising letter writing, fine motor skills and pen control and the alphabet pumpkin to inspire letter matching and recogniti ....

Children’s Books about Autumn

Tuesday, 27, Sep, 2016

Autumn is one of the most fun times of the year, from the colourful, falling leaves and conkers to bonfires and trick-or-treating so what better way to while away the days as they draw in than to snuggle up with a seasonal book. Here are a few picks for you to enjoy with your children whether they are toddlers who are exploring board books or school age kids who are reading by themselves.   Guess How Much I Love You in the Autumn. (Sam McBratney) This classic bedtime story has a lovely ....