Providing your child with a dedicated space for schoolwork will go a long way in supporting their academic progress, particularly as it will show them how much you prioritise their education. If they know you care about their schooling, the harder they are likely to try. What’s more, having a special place for studying will help them get into the zone and truly concentrate on what they are doing. While we’re not all lucky enough to have a home office or spare room, there may be a nook or corner somewhere that you could utilise. Here are some tips for
AD | Collaborative post School trips can form some of our fondest memories from childhood. They can bring classroom-based learning to life through exploring topics in a new and exciting environment. Children can learn about the world in an alternative way and have some fun with their school friends in the process. Here an Independent school in Wales outlines the other benefits of school trips for children. Memory recall By learning about topics in a fun and interactive way, children may find it easier to remember facts and details and apply them to their classroom-based learning. For example, a visit
AD | Collaborative post Learning doesn’t just take place in the classroom. The great outdoors provides many opportunities for children to learn about the world. Forest School makes use of natural resources to teach children about their surroundings and the processes of life. Here, a prep school in the Cotswolds explores the many benefits Forest School has for children. Spending time outdoors helps with children’s mental health Due to increased use of technology, children can end up spending a lot of time indoors. Forest School helps counteract this and foster good mental health in children in a number of ways. Firstly,
AD | Collaborative post Pastoral care is a term used regularly but often without a true understanding of what it actually is. We will certainly notice when it’s not working the way a school promises it will, but do we know what actually goes into successful pastoral care? It essentially refers to the dedication the school staff have to ensuring every student is safe, happy, healthy, and reaching their full potential academically. No child should be neglected or overlooked, otherwise the pastoral care have failed in their core duty. A private school in Surrey explores in further detail below. In
AD | Collaborative post Parents have an obligation to their children to help them grow up to be good, kind people, by being a great role model and using various other strategies to instil them with decent morals. Morality is what helps children understand the difference between right and wrong and how to treat people with respect. Here are some tips from a pre-prep school in Kensington on how to explore moral values with your child. There are so many morals to learn and the chances are, you’re probably exploring many of them with your child without even realising it.
AD | Collaborative post While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with being shy, and children break out of their shells at different rates, most parents would prefer to raise a confident, outgoing child. Confidence is what we all need in order step out of our comfort zones, try new things, meet new people, and really just reach our full potential in all areas of life. Of course, raising a confident child is easier said than done, which is why I have teamed up with a private school in Somerset to offer some advice. Confidence is all about feeling sure of yourself
AD | Collaborative post There are lots of ways parents can become more involved in their child’s education, which research has found is a great way to boost their performance in school. This is most likely due to the fact that if your child truly believes that you are fully invested in whether or not they succeed, they might try harder to impress you and gain your approval. What’s more, they will feel more likely to take risks and put themselves out there when it comes to academic challenges if they know they have you to fall back on. So,
We’ve always been a family who enjoy holidays. Before Erin was born me and John managed to go to some pretty amazing places; Rome, Paris, married in Orlando and we even managed New York while I was pregnant. Since then we have been away somewhere at least once a year. We have really tried to make sure Erin has experienced all kinds of different holidays and we have been places such as London, Majorca, Center Parcs and Haven… just to name a few, over the past few years. We have been very lucky that John can take holidays anytime in