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Tips to Help with Homework
Tuesday, September 27th, 2022 As it’s the start of a new school year some ideas for how to help your child with homework will hopefully be helpful.Research shows that children are more successful in school when parents take an active...
Tips for a Successful First Day at School
Tuesday, August 9th, 2022 If you have a child who is about to start school soon you will no doubt have spent lots of time already doing everything you can to make sure things go as smoothly as possible. The first...
Tips to help your child become a puzzle whizz!
Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 Have you seen the new OjO science extension puzzles? Our fabulous Space Explorers, Underwater Explorers and Dino Explorers puzzles all offer a fun and educational activity for children but sometimes everyone needs a little help to...
10 Benefits of Jigsaw Puzzles
Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 It’s unlikely you will find a home that doesn’t have a jigsaw puzzle in it, especially if young children live there. Most of us probably never even give them a second thought, there are just there,...
5 STEM Books to Read with your Kid
Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 World Book Day is this Thursday, March 3rd. Why not visit www.worldbookday.com to find out about some of the fabulous activities that you can take part in. If you are looking for something to read, we...
5 Ways To Help Your Child Become a Good Digital Citizen
Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 There is a saying that the current generation is being ‘raised by the internet’ and given the events of the last couple of years that statement has perhaps become even more true, which makes the concept...
Making Friends
One of the many sad facts to emerge from the ongoing pandemic we are all living through, is that as children have had limited contact with the outside world, it has made some reluctant or anxious to make contact again...
Back to school blues? How to help your nervous child as they go back to school
There may be lots of reasons why your child is anxious about going back to school, starting a new school, past experiences of bullying or adversity, separation anxiety, the list goes on. Almost certainly many children will have found the...
Shy or anxious child? Boost your kid's post-covid confidence
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the majority of schools shut down to in-person learning. This shift to virtual learning meant lots of children suddenly lost a significant part of the school experience and thus social interaction. Plus, with so many...
Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset: How to set your child up for success
Does your child have a growth mindset or a fixed mindset? There are so many reasons why a growth mindset is a positive and important way for you and your child to think. Learn all you need to know in this guide, from WHY it is so important to have an open growth mindset to HOW you can help your child develop one.