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  • 10 Nov 2014

    Is “Language” Educational?

    Children who can fluently speak more than one language not only have a greater understanding of different cultures but they also benefit from increased levels of focus and creativity, stronger problem-solving skills and a will be exposed to a wider pool of job opportunities as they reach adulthood. The vast benefits of speaking more than one language are too great to ignore and that’s precisely why the husband and wife team behind Mommies Tongue created a company dedicated to sourcing the best bilingual products on the market. […] more

  • 30 Oct 2014

    Embrace autumn with a bike ride

    With the clocks going back and a fresh chill in the air, autumn is well and truly on its way. So why not embrace it by digging out your woolly jumper and taking your family on some outdoor adventures on the National Cycle Network? The National Cycle Network is a series of traffic-free and quiet on road cycle route which stretches across the country. The National Cycle Network was developed by the charity Sustrans along with other partners, and in 2013 it was used by a staggering 4.8 million people. […] more

  • 23 Oct 2014

    Get writing for NaNoWriMo

    Yay and hooray, it’s that time of year again! November sees the beginning of NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month. It’s a time of chewed pencils and worn out keyboards, endless pots of coffee and burning the midnight oil. And what fun if at the end of November you can say I AM A NOVELIST! NaNoWriMo encourages you to throw out all those time constraint excuses and just get on with writing. The aim is to write 50,000 words over the course of thirty days, tracking your progress online and accessing support from other mad writers engaged in the challenge. […] more

  • 20 Oct 2014

    What baking a cake teaches a child

    As every home educator knows, children learn best when they’re having fun. Most parents, whether they home educate or not, soon become aware of this fact through watching a child’s face light up in recognition when a dull text book fact comes to life through play. It could, and has, been argued that real learning doesn’t take place in an artificial classroom environment, but through a child’s engagement with the world around them. The joy of sharing that learning with our children is unbounded, and a lot of the time we are re-learning forgotten things or discovering concepts anew. […] more

  • 3 Oct 2014

    20 books for kids - Black History Month

    October is Black History Month and there are plenty of events taking place across the UK. The perfect place to start an education about black history is at home, and we’ve rounded up some of the best children’s books to get you started. Here are our twenty top picks for inspiring you and your children during Black History Month. […] more

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