With technology advancing faster and faster, parents are finding it more and more difficult to stay on top of how their children are using the internet. We speak to mum and internet-safety guru Pamela Whitby about what you can do to protect your child online.
Children often draw pictures of themselves, along with friends and family. Self portraits are actually a key part of learning and personal development, so provide the paper, pencils and opportunity for your child to have a go.
Boost your child’s natural curiosity about the world around us with some at-home geography fun. Teacher Jenny Cooke, creator of the Oddizzi website for primary school learners, shares her wanderlust tips to help you turn a rainy afternoon into an exotic adventure.
Peter Pan Week is a special fundraising event run by Great Ormond Street Hospital, and it’s also a perfect time to introduce your child to this beloved children’s book. Read our seven super suggestions for taking an imaginary trip to Neverland and meeting Peter, Wendy, the Lost Boys and Captain Hook!
Students in primary school are required to learn to swim, which is a difficult part of the curriculum for water-shy children to float through. Be prepared by finding out what the learning targets are, what responsibilities your school has, and how to help your child feel confident about taking the plunge.
Could your child be a future computer programmer? It might sound unlikely, but teaching children coding is becoming more commonplace – yes, even in primary schools. So what do you need to know about helping your budding Bill Gates to grasp this complex skill? Lucy Dimbylow finds out.
We’re surrounded by history and heritage, and these books, games, toys and apps will make it come to life for children (and adults!) of all ages. Cook a Tudor treat, visit a virtual Roman London or read the diary of a war nurse – each activity is packed with information and details that create a real sense of being in the past. Start a life-long love of history and its treasures today!
A trip to London is a great way to see history. With almost every stone soaked in stories of the past, a day in the capital is a great way to make KS1 and KS2 history learning come alive. There are elements from every period of London’s past still visible in the city today if you know where to look – Francesca Fenn from Step Outside guides suggests a few things to see and do that bring the primary history curriculum to life.
Enter the magical world of the Lala-Oopsies™ in a brand new movie starring all new characters. We have ten copies of the DVD to give away, worth £9.99 each, plus each winner will also receive one mini Lalaloopsy doll.