The Benefits of Forest Schools for Children

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.

The Importance of Pastoral Care in Schools

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

Exploring Moral Values with Your Child

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.

How to Be More Involved in Your Child’s Education

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,

Why We Won’t Be Taking Term Time Holidays Anymore

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

Top Tips for Helping Your Child Learn a New Language

AD | Collaborative post Starting to learn languages from an early age can be incredibly beneficial for children. Being multilingual will not only help your child when they study languages at school, but it will also support them in other academic areas. Research suggests that multilingual children have enhanced critical thinking and creativity skills. Furthermore, knowing a second language can also improve your child’s future career prospects. If you’d like to know how you can help your child to learn a new language, here is some great advice from an independent school in Surbiton… “Practice makes perfect” Never has this

Teaching Your Child to Respect Other Cultures

AD | Collaborative post Educating your child about the many cultures of the world is a great way for them to understand and celebrate diversity. It will also give your child a better insight into the traditions and customs some of their friends may practice. Teaching your child to respect other cultures will benefit your child throughout their lifetime. Here are some great ideas from an independent school in Letchworth, on how you can teach your child to respect other cultures… Start with your own family Do you know your own family heritage? Learning about your own family’s background or

Exploring Creative Writing with Your Child

AD | Collaborative post Creative writing may not seem like a particularly important aspect of your child’s education, especially if they’re not planning on becoming a bestselling author in the future, but it actually comes with many benefits that can support the rest of your child’s education. For instance, it will help them with their spelling and grammar, their vocabulary, and their ability to communicate in both written and verbal form. There are lots of creative writing exercises you can try with your child at home, as a way of supporting their education while having some fun together. Read on