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© National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Museums reviewed by parents: National Maritime Museum Cornwall
The National Maritime Museum Cornwall's light and airy building, with its wheel-friendly design, is a haven for young families, but enjoyed by...
© Mini Professors, Charlotte Marshall Photography
The science of everything
Science is all around us, meaning every day is full of learning opportunities for your child. Emily Whyte, co-founder of Mini Professors science...
Best apps for new readers
Best apps for new readers
Reading doesn't always have to involve books. We've rounded up the best apps for children who are learning to read, ranging from...
Reading building blocks
5 building blocks for early reading
How young is too young to start encouraging your budding reader? Emily Guille-Marrett, co-founder of Reading Fairy classes for babies, toddlers and...
Best books for eleven year olds
Best books for eleven year olds
Armoured bears, flying witches, adventures on the rooftops of Paris, a magical shop and an island with a terrifying secret make these books perfect...
Eden Project
Museums reviewed by parents: the Eden Project
Hailed by some as the 'eighth wonder of the world', this disused china clay pit is now a thriving global garden. Eden's two '...
Big Bang Fair
Family learning adventures in March 2018
Books, knights, stripes and even a Big Bang thrown in for good measure! Here's our pick of five of the best kid-friendly events happening across...
Best phonics apps for kids
Best phonics apps for kids
Turn screen time into learning-to-read time and help your child become a phonics whizz with these brilliant tried-and-tested apps for Apple and...
© Edinburgh Zoo
Museums reviewed by parents: Edinburgh Zoo
Watch giant pandas having their lunch, catch penguins on parade and even dance alongside colour-changing disco chameleons (!) – there's a world...
Best books for six year olds: independent reading
Best books for six year olds: independent reading
Lonely rainclouds, tea-drinking dogs, dastardly dragons and grumpy giants make this selection for six year olds the perfect choice for developing...
What to do if bullying doesn't stop
What to do if bullying doesn’t stop
What should you do if, despite raising the issue with school, your child is being persistently bullied? We take a look at the steps to follow.
Kew Gardens for families © Kew Gardens
Museums reviewed by parents: Kew Gardens
The largest UNESCO World Heritage Site in London, Kew Gardens is a park with a difference, home to 30,000 plant species (including the world’s oldest...
Best spelling apps for primary-school children
Best spelling apps for kids
Help your child get to grips with spelling with our round-up of the best spelling apps for primary-school kids.
Animation activities for children
3 easy animation activities for kids
Making your own animations needn’t be a daunting prospect – creating simple but effective animations with even the most basic artistic skills has...
Commonwealth Week at Westminster Abbey
29 fantastic activities for the February 2018 half term holidays
Go on a Stone Age treasure hunt, defend one of London’s top historic landmarks or become a top puddle-jumping champion – you'll make a big...
Best poetry books for children
Best poetry books for children
We could tell you that reading and – even better – learning poetry by heart, will do wonders for your child’s memory, vocabulary and writing. We...
Best classic books for KS1 readers
Best classic books for KS1 children
Each of these novels is full of adventure, inventiveness and magic – great for stimulating young imaginations. Some of these stories may have been...
Best classic books for KS2 children
Best classic books for KS2 children
Our classic books picks cover a wide range of subject matter and historical periods, but what they all have in common are great story-telling,...
Best rugby books for children and teenagers
Best kids' books about rugby
Children’s publishers have never tackled rugby as well as they have football, but there is some great fiction and non-fiction out there for kids in...
Grammar school appeal template
Secondary school appeals template: grammar schools
Appealing the decision not to award your child a grammar school place? Use our sample letter to get the ball rolling.
Secondary school appeals letter template
Secondary school appeals template: comprehensive (non-selective) schools
If your child has missed out on their first choice of secondary school, use our free non-selective school appeals letter template to get your appeal...
Historical fiction for children
Why children love historical fiction
How does historical fiction transport children to the past? Tom Palmer, author of football and history best-sellers, shares his love of kids'...
Motivating children to do homework
How to keep your child motivated to learn
Do you wish your child would get on with their work without you nagging? Read our expert tips on building self-motivation.
Brighton Science Festival © Blast Science
Family learning adventures in February 2018
Discover your own super power, find out about square poos, march alongside a Suffragette and even go face-to-face with a roomful of 2,000-year-old...
Best children's books about the Suffragettes
Best children's books about the Suffragettes
On 6 February 1918 the Representation of the People Act gave the vote to (some) women in Britain for the first time. Help your child understand the...
Children using a tablet computer
Online safety rules every parent should follow
Do you worry that you're not doing enough to keep your child safe online? Are you overwhelmed by all the apps, games and websites they want to...
Child playing outdoors
Learning maths in the great outdoors
Getting their hands dirty can help children discover a passion for maths. Here’s how to make the subject work outside the classroom.
Headlice checking
Your step-by-step guide to dealing with headlice
Helen Maddin, Vosene Kids headlice expert, provides useful tips on the steps to take to help combat headlice.
Schoolboys in the classroom
What is a pupil referral unit?
We explain what to expect if your child is referred to a pupil referral unit (PRU), an alternative to mainstream school.
Museum of Science and Industry Manchester
Museums reviewed by parents: Museum of Science and Industry Manchester
Be awed by past and future science and technology in Manchester with a trip to one of the UK's most atmospheric museums, on the site of the...