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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...
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...
Letter formation video, Curly caterpillar letter family
Video: Letter formation, Curly caterpillar 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, Long ladder letter family
Video: Letter formation, Long ladder letter family
Help your child form each letter of the alphabet correctly with our stroke-by-stroke videos, with experts from the National Handwriting Association....
Handwriting letter families video
Video: Handwriting letter families
The letters of the alphabet can be divided into ‘movement groups’, based on the movement made to start writing the letter. Each group has a lead...
Handwriting aids for children video
Video: Handwriting aids for children
Could a writing slope or an adaptive grip help improve your child's handwriting? Occupational Paediatric Therapist Catherine Elsey explains how...
Tripod grasp quick trick video
Video: Tripod grasp quick trick
Make sure your child holds their pencil correctly every time they pick it up with this quick trick, as outlined in our video by National Handwriting...
Handwriting posture and seating advice video
Video: Handwriting posture and seating advice
A step-by-step video guide to establishing a good seating position for comfortable handwriting, with expert advice from the National Handwriting...
Pre-handwriting activities using scissors video
Video: Pre-writing activities using scissors
Invest in a pair of child-safe scissors and try some of our pre-handwriting activities, as recommended by the National Handwriting Association...
Pre-handwriting activities video
Video: Pre-writing activities to support handwriting
Support your child's pre-handwriting development in nursery and Reception with fun activities and play, all designed to help build essential...

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