How Do Chores Support My Child’s Overall Development?

AD | Collaborative post Children don’t tend to enjoy doing chores, but as well as giving you a helping hand, chores are actually important for their overall development. I have teamed up with a boys’ school in Hertfordshire to explore why chores are important for children. Chores Help Children Learn Key Skills By the time our children grow up and leave home, they need to learn how to take care of themselves. They should know how to cook various meals, wash and iron their clothes, remove stains after a spillage, fix a leaking toilet, and

The Benefits of The Arts in Schools

AD | Collaborative post School subjects such as drama, music, and dance, are more important than you might think. When encouraging their children to perform well in school, parents tend to focus on the core academic subjects, such as maths and science. However, the arts also teach youngsters valuable skills that they can carry through life. A performing arts school in Barnet have provided more information below on the benefits of the arts in schools. Improves Confidence The arts subjects require students to perform in front of their peers, and perhaps a bigger audience, which

Teaching Your Child to Overcome Obstacles

AD | Collaborative post We are all faced with obstacles throughout our lives, some more challenging than others. It’s important for parents to try and teach their children various ways to overcome these obstacles whilst they’re still young, so that they are in a better position to deal with any hardships that are thrown their way as they grow up. I have teamed up with a senior school in Kent to offer you some tips. Embrace Failure Remind your child that everyone makes mistakes from time to time, even adults. Nobody is perfect and failing

Top Tips for Helping Your Child with their Homework

AD | Collaborative post Not many kids enjoy doing homework, favouring leisure activities and socialisation. However, homework is an important way for their teachers to determine their progress and how well they understand the lesson content, so parents should try and find ways to motivate and encourage their children to do a good job. Here are some tips from a prep school in Hampstead. Encourage a Routine If your child has a structured routine in place after school, they will know that they need to prioritise their homework. For example, you could establish a rule

Preparing to move up to Year 1

Last week Erin broke up from school for the summer, having just finished her reception year. She has had an amazing year and really thrived in a school environment. We have really tried to help Erin at home as well and this is something we wanted to carry on over the summer, while she’s preparing to move up to year 1.

How to prepare your child for starting Reception

Although it’s only July the new school year will be upon us sooner than you think and the summer holidays can go really fast. If you have a child who will be going into Reception in September then now is the time to start thinking about how you can help prepare them.

8 Unique Hobbies for Children

AD | Collaborative post There are lots of options when it comes to extra-curricular activities for children, and they are fantastic for supporting their overall development. However, traditional activities, like football club or piano lessons, are not appropriate for all children so it might be worth looking at some more unique options that can inspire your child and help them develop skills that they’re actually passionate about. Here are eight ideas from a prep school in Surrey.  Photography Photography is a great hobby for young people to pursue because it encourages them to look at