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  • Screen Time - How do we find the right balance?

    Screen Time - How do we find the right balance? Thank you so much for all your messages about screen time: what devices you have at home, what the...
  • The importance of talking and listening to our children!

    My next Katie’s Classroom project is all about conversation and how we can start conversations with our children to support their mental health! ...
  • How to help your child write a fantastic fairytale!

    Writing fairy tales It is often claimed that Albert Einstein once said, “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If...
  • How to keep your child safe on the Internet!

    With school closures, remote learning and self-isolation in place across most of the world, many children are getting even more screen-time than us...
  • How to help your child develop their handwriting skills!

    When your child is 3 or 4 years old they will, without realising it, develop their fine motor skills, which is essentially their ability to make m...
  • 7 Fun Ways to Help your Child learn their Times Tables and Division Facts!

    Your child might be starting to learn their times tables this year and you might be wondering how you can help them at home. There are so many fun...
  • Why should your child keep a diary or journal?

    Keeping a diary or journal, especially at the moment, is a really great way for your child to record their daily life and in turn, alongside other ...
  • What are High Frequency Words and Common Exception Words?

    What are high frequency and common exception words? If you have a child in Reception they will be beginning to learn their High Frequency Words and...
  • Homework battles and how to deal with them!

    Last week I spoke on my Instagram stories about choosing the best time to do reading with our children. Our eldest child has always struggled with ...
  • Anti-Bullying: 4 Positive Steps You Can Take

    I will never forget my first thought when I held our eldest son Bass for the first time: “God, I hope he never gets bullied.”  It was my first fea...
  • Ideas | How we can read with our children

    Thank you so much for helping me yesterday when I shared that we had been struggling to read with our eldest son, Bass.  Thank you for all your mes...
  • Anti-Bullying Week | How to teach our children to be a good friend.

    To kick off Anti-Bullying week I wanted to write a blog post about how we can teach our children to be a good friend.  Now more than ever, we know ...