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Ready, Steady Colour Christmas Feast at Discover Children's Story Centre
Family learning adventures in December 2016
There's magic and merriment a-plenty this season, as we bring you five of the best educational activities for kids in December – expect some...
Teaching tolerance in primary school
Teaching children tolerance
With over a third of young people having witnessed hate speak online, how can we tackle intolerance by raising the next generation of open-minded and...
School nurse and child
How a school nurse could help your child
School nurses play a vital role in linking the two important areas of education and health. We explain what their role involves and when you might...
Wonderlab at the Science Museum © Plastiques Photography
Museums reviewed by parents: Science Museum London
Contemplate the awe-inspiring complexity of life and human scientific achievement at London's Science Museum, one of the world's leading...
What are primary-school CATs?
What are primary school CATs?
Even in non-SATs years, some primary-school children take formal tests known as CATs. We explain what the GL Assessment CAT or CAT4 tests for primary...
'Home educating our bullied daughter has changed our lives'
Lisa Miley from Essex began home educating her daughter Leanne, nine, after she was bullied at school. She shares her story.
Best Christmas books for kids 2016
16 of the best new books for children for Christmas 2016
Guarantee that plenty of reading will be done over the Christmas break by investing in a pile of books for your child to find under the tree....
School children singing
Welsh language teaching in Wales
The Welsh language is an important part of the curriculum in Wales, but what do children learn and how is it balanced with their learning of English?
Walking with lemurs at Howletts Wild Animal Park
Museums reviewed by parents: Howletts Wild Animal Park
Watch lemurs leaping over your head, come face-to-face with a family of gorillas or even have a quick clamber through the treetops – there's a...
Schoolchildren stacking hands
What is a Montessori school?
It’s a term typically associated with nurseries, but many primary-school children benefit from a Montessori education, too. We explain what’s...
Louisa Barnieh and family
'I'm home educating my children to save on school fees'
For families living overseas, home education can be an alternative to formal schooling. One family explains why they decided to teach their children...
Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, Northern Stage Newcastle
Family learning adventures in November 2016
Expect lights, camera work and plenty of steam-driven action this November, with our prize pick of five of the best educational events taking place...
What is selective mutism?
What is selective mutism?
Around one in every 140 children suffers from this debilitating anxiety disorder. We explain the symptoms, causes and treatment.
Best Halloween books for kids
Best Halloween books for children
Witches and werewolves and vampires, oh my! Help your child get into the Halloween spirit with our round-up of the best ghost stories, haunted-house...
Home educating children of different ages
Home educating children of different ages
Many families home educate more than one child. If you're thinking of doing the same for your family, we have parents' tips on how to make...
What is golden time in primary school?
What is golden time?
Has your child been talking about their "golden time" at school? We take a look at how this popular incentive for good behaviour works in...
Child working in classroom
Setting and streaming explained
Teaching children by ability happens in many primary schools in the UK, but how do setting and streaming work in practice?
Curious Combustion at Winchester Science Centre
26 fantastic activities for the October 2016 half term holidays
Shake hands with a friendly giant, set a course for the Bermuda triangle or even come face-to-face with a vampire rabbit (yes, really) this October,...
Natural History Museum London
The best museum memberships for children and families
Looking for a gift idea that will give pleasure all year round? We've picked out the best of the UK's museum membership deals for children...
Parent and child doing maths
Home education around the world
What's it like to home educate a child around the world? We take a snapshot of home education in seven different countries.
Cheltenham Literary Festival
Family learning adventures in October 2016
From bright lights to big waves, enjoy our pick of five of the best kid-friendly autumnal adventures happening across the UK this October.
Science fiction books for kids
Best science fiction books for children
It's science fiction, but not as we know it... Introduce your child to quantum physics, open their eyes to the vastness of the universe, help...
The Hutchinson family
'We wanted to give our children a faith-based education'
Parents Kirsty and Simon Hutchinson explain how they integrate their religious beliefs into their home education routine.
The Brett family
'My son's learning is tailor-made for him'
Mum-of-four Kate Brett, from the Isle of Wight, explains why she decided to home educate her visually impaired son, Jacob.
Travelling the world: the Evans family
'Our motor home doubles as our classroom'
When Max and Katie Evans decided to go travelling, they also embarked on home educating their children. They explain what it's like to travel...
Bethany, Christian and Carla Broomfield
'We chose home education because the kids were unhappy at school'
Janice Broomfield from Liverpool explains why she decided to home educate her three children when they became unhappy at school.
Classroom of the future, Hope Education
The classroom of the future: back to school 2026
Another academic year means another cycle of timetables, school activities and homework for parents around the world, and before you know it it'...
Happy children
Teaching your child the art of happiness
Happiness and positivity can make a huge difference to your child’s wellbeing and achievement. We take a look at what schools are doing, and how you...
Starting Reception
35 thoughts you have when your ‘baby’ starts school
Your child’s first day at school is a big milestone for both of you. No wonder you’re an emotional wreck...
Improve your child's memory
How to improve your child's memory
Want to help your child remember dates, formulae, tricky vocabulary and more? Memory champion Chester Santos has a few tips to share to help boost...