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Word board games for children
Best word games for children
Expand vocabulary, develop spelling skills, learn about homophones, anagrams and synonyms and compose huge numbers of silly sentences... all while...
Applying to primary schools for parents
Your starting school action plan
From finding out about your local schools to making your application and beyond, we talk you through the process of signing your child up for primary...
Essex 11+ guide for parents
The Essex 11+ test uncovered
With 11 schools to choose from, Essex is one of the largest grammar school areas in the country. We explain the testing process.
Dorset 11+ guide for parents
Grammar school 11+ tests in Dorset
We have the facts you need to know about taking grammar school entrance tests in the Dorset area.
The parents' guide to the CEM 11+ test
The parents' guide to the CEM 11+ test
A popular choice for schools and authorities that use 11+ tests, we find out the facts about the CEM assessment and explain what to expect if your...
Christmas books 2014
14 of the best new children's books for Christmas 2014
You'll be spoilt for choice choosing new books for 4-11 year olds this Christmas. As well as the blockbusters in every bookshop window (welcome...
Trafford 11+ guide for parents
The Trafford grammar schools' entrance tests (11+) explained
If your child is applying for a place at one of Trafford's grammar schools, we have the facts you need to know about the 11+ test.
Wiltshire 11+ guide for parents
Taking the 11+ test in Wiltshire
If your child is applying for a place at one of Wiltshire's two grammar schools, they'll need to sit the 11+. Read on for the facts about...
Hertfordshire Consortium 11+ guide for parents
The Hertfordshire Consortium 11+ test explained
Competition is fierce for places at Hertfordshire's selective schools, so how can you help prepare your child for the 11+ test?
Buckinghamshire 11+ parents' guide
The Buckinghamshire Transfer Test (11+) explained
If you're living in Buckinghamshire, your child will take the Transfer Test to decide which type of secondary school they'll go to – but do...
Warwickshire 11+ parents' guide
The Warwickshire 11+ test explained
With six selective secondary schools to apply for in Warwickshire, we have the details you need about registering your child for the 11+ test.
Redbridge, Essex 11+ parents' guide
Taking the 11+ in Redbridge (Essex)
If you're planning to apply for a place at one of Redbridge Borough's grammar schools, check out the facts you need to know about the 11+...
Gloucestershire 11+ guide for parents
The Gloucestershire 11+ test explained
An 11+ pass is essential if you want your child to have a chance of a place at Gloucestershire's seven grammar schools. We have the facts about...
Bromley 11+ guide for parents
Taking the 11+ test in Bromley
With competition for grammar school places fierce in south east London, we explain the facts about taking the 11+ in Bromley.
Child reading a newspaper
Best educational magazines for children
Looking for a fun- AND fact-packed publication for your child? The nine we've picked offer puzzles, original artwork, fiction, science projects...
Kent 11+ parents' guide
11+: the Kent Test explained
Kent is the largest grammar school area in the UK, with 35 selective schools to choose from. We have the facts about the 11+ test in this region.
Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton 11+ parents' guide
The Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton 11+ test explained
With five grammar schools in the Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton area, we explain the 11+ test procedure that determines whether your child may...
Bexley 11+ parents' guide
The 11+ test in Bexley
Children living in the London Borough of Bexley can sit the 11+ test for entrance to one of the area's grammar schools. We explain the facts...
Birmingham 11+ parents' guide
The Birmingham 11+ test
If your child will be applying to grammar schools in Birmingham, knowing what to expect from the 11+ test is essential. We have all the details about...
Medway 11+ guide for parents
The Medway 11+ test explained
With six grammar schools and one bilateral, we have the facts you need to know about the 11+ test in the Medway area
Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
Museums reviewed by parents: Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
Make the most of family outings by choosing one of our parent-recommended museums. For fun, story-telling, literary inspiration and creative...
Maths Week dressing up costumes
No-sew mathematical costumes for Maths Week
A Maths Week costume?!? Don’t get your numbers in a twist! Non-crafty mum Phoebe Doyle’s on hand with some no-sew, no-stress ideas.
Handwriting pencil grip aids for children
Handwriting aids: pencil grips
Does your child struggle to hold their pencil correctly? Handwriting tutor Michelle van Rooyen explains how a pencil grip could help with their...
Dad and child writing together
Handwriting aids: pens and pencils
With a return to greater emphasis on handwriting in primary schools, could a special pen or pencil help your child master the art of neat writing?...
5 reasons to become a school governor
5 great reasons to become a school governor
Want to directly influence your child's school experience? Jackie Cutchey explains why becoming a parent governor benefits you, your child and...
Children visiting a space museum exhibit
UK museum highlights for children
A visit to a museum or gallery can really help a subject come to life for a child. Who doesn’t remember the first time they saw a dinosaur? Or an...
The Big Draw family events
26 fantastic activities for the October 2014 half term holidays
Fancy catching a star, attending a Mad Hatter's tea party or creating your very own slime? Then have a spook-tacular half term on us, with our...
Correct letter formation in handwriting video
Video: Correct letter formation
Your child will be taught how to form the different letters of the alphabet differently, according to the ‘movement groups’ they fit into. Our...
Letter formation video, Zig-zag monster letter family
Video: Letter formation, Zig-zag monster letter family
Help your child form each letter of the alphabet correctly with our step-by-step and stroke-by-stroke videos, with experts from the National...
Letter formation video, One-armed robot letter family
Video: Letter formation, One-armed robot letter family
Help your child form each letter of the alphabet correctly with our step-by-step and stroke-by-stroke videos, with experts from the National...

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