Editor: Anna Taylor I am a teacher, and the other day I watched a wonderful assembly that was the starting point for a unit of work on ‘Conquering Fear Stories.’ The teacher started off by asking the children and teachers to share their fears: the dark, spiders, snakes, flying, rats, heights, confined spaces –…
October 24, 2018
In May, BBC 1 aired a programme investigating why there has been an increase in the number of medications taken now compared to 40 years ago. In the first episode, Dr Chris van Tulleken investigated the use of Calpol to ‘treat’ children. Dr Chris warned that many parents are overusing Calpol; it might be…
June 18, 2018
Schemas are patterns of repeated behaviour that allow children to explore and develop their play through their thoughts and ideas.
March 20, 2018
The 100 Calorie Snack rule encourages parents to limit their child’s sugar intake, but does this rule really help promote a healthy lifestyle?
February 21, 2018
Kids who have a secure attachment with their parent stand a much better chance of developing happy and content relationships with others as they grow up!
January 9, 2018
It seems that you can’t open the newspaper or turn on the TV without hearing about the issue of gender, and there has been a marked rise in the number of children saying they identify as being either of the opposite sex or of no sex at all. As a society, we are becoming far…
September 18, 2017
The debate around school holiday learning has raged for years and it is a subject that divides teachers, parents and pupils alike. A quick Google search reveals numerous online debates on the issue – the majority appears to be against. Should children be set homework to keep their brains active over the holiday? Or is…
August 25, 2017
As a society, we are becoming more aware of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and what it means to be inclusive…
August 22, 2017
Summer is a great time for a break for your child to just enjoy playing, but it also opens up the opportunity to teach your child important life skills
August 15, 2017
Whether you’ve been stuck on a plane for hours with your toddler screaming because his ears have popped, or feel like you haven’t had a moment to yourself, family holidays abroad aren’t always the relaxing break you were hoping for! You might even need a second holiday just to recover. So despite the warm…
March 22, 2017