Tag Archives: learning

How to support your child’s learning, no the answer isn’t supervising homework.

Do you want to spend your time standing over your child to check homework or would you rather help your child develop the values, skills and knowledge to be independent and self reliant. Some children are born with powerful drive … Continue reading

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Let Child Development and Not Child Care Guide What We Offer Young Children

Childhood is amazing, so much miraculous growth and development over the first few years of a child’s life. It’s so important that we give children what they need for a happy, healthy childhood. Children enter the world as helpless babies … Continue reading

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Why I don’t believe that motivation is irrelevant to success

Research has been published recently which claims that motivation is irrelevant to results in schools. They even suggest that as motivation goes down in high performing countries like Korea then results go up. The danger here is the failure to … Continue reading

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School holidays: how children learn even when they appear to be playing.

Will your children have a happy Easter break doing things they love and avoiding boredom?  Are you confident that things will go well or do you wonder what to do for the best? Is this a time for rest and … Continue reading

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What Children Need to be Happy, Confident and Successful

I am grateful for this review from Chris Chesterman at Quest Psychology which has recently been published on his website. This book by Jeni Hooper, an educational psychologist, is an important work for anyone – parents, teachers, children’s professionals etc. – who … Continue reading

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Playing to Learn: 10 reasons why play is vital to healthy development.

Children at play are not playing about. Their games should be seen as their most serious minded activity” Michel de Montaigne 16th century writer Children learn through play, but equally importantly, play teaches children how to learn. There is wide … Continue reading

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What children really need from early years provision is time for high quality play.

Politicians of every party want to make their mark on education. Their policies however, don’t always reflect the evidence of what works and can stem from firmly held beliefs that are resistant to reason. We currently have a government which … Continue reading

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B is for Brain Development: an A to Z for a Flourishing Childhood.

What makes a real impact on children’s lives: whether at home or at school, when playing with friends or spending time alone? How can we set the scene to give children the best experiences for a happy childhood and to … Continue reading

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A confident countdown to the new school year.

Whether your child is starting a new school or leaving a favourite teacher behind the changes ahead can create anxiety for some children. Now is a good time to focus on some subtle confidence boosting to make that new start … Continue reading

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The revised National Curriculum does it meet children’s needs?

Children are moving targets, not just in their very real energy and exuberance but as a result of the inner dynamo of child development that creates those many small changes which add up day by day. As a Child Psychologist … Continue reading

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