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Headlice illustration
Should we be worried about superlice?
As experts warn of a new wave of treatment-resistant headlice, what action should we take?
School letter about headlice
8 reasons kids get headlice
A third of kids will get headlice at some point of each school year. We take a look at what causes the spread – and how you can help contain it.
Lauren Child creativity tips
Lauren Child’s 7 tips for raising a creative child
Best-selling author, illustrator and Children’s Laureate Lauren Child shares her strategies for nurturing creativity.
Headlice detection combing
How to spot headlice
Not sure how to check your child for nits – or even what headlice look like? Follow our step-by-step guide to dealing with lice at every stage.
Windsor Castle © Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017, photography Ian Jones
Museums reviewed by parents: Windsor Castle
Home to the Queen and over 900 years of Royal history, Windsor Castle is one of the most famous castles in the world. Family trails and activities...
Teacher and child in the classroom
How to prepare a child with communication difficulties for starting school
Maxine Burns, speech and language advisor at children's communication charity I CAN, shares her tips for helping your child settle in at school.
Children learning sign language
Sign language and Makaton in primary schools
Signing can give children an educational boost, regardless of whether they have special needs. We take a look at its growth in schools.
School classroom
Lockdown procedures in primary schools
With today’s world seeming increasingly unsafe, how are schools protecting our children?
Manchester Science Festival © Science Museum Group
Family learning adventures in October 2017
From Gruffalo hunting to robotic dancing, enjoy the very best in autumnal adventures with our pick of the top five kid- and family-friendly...
Primary school English teaching
How English teaching has changed since we were at school
Feeling out of touch with your child's literacy learning? We look at how times have changed in the classroom since you were at school yourself.
Michael Rosen
Michael Rosen's 9 poetry-writing tips for kids
Is your child a budding poet? We asked prolific author and former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen for his tips for giving kids the poetry-...
London Wetland Centre © Stephen Morris
Museums reviewed by parents: London Wetland Centre
Get a taste of the wild without leaving the capital (or getting your feet muddy!) at WWT London Wetland Centre, a 105-acre wetland visitor centre in...
Unhappy child: school refusal
Coping with school refusal
What do you do if your child develops a phobia of going to school? We look at strategies for handling school refusal.
Kensington Palace © Historic Royal Palaces
Museums reviewed by parents: Kensington Palace
At Kensington Palace in London you can look at a 300 year-old royal four-poster bed and marvel at how small people used to be, pretend to be Head of...
Siblings doing homework
11 ways to handle the academic differences between your children
Making comparisons between our children can affect their self-esteem, so how can we break out of the habit?
Discipline in primary school
Discipline in primary schools: restorative practices
More and more schools are adopting a behaviour model that encourages kids to take responsibility for their actions. So how do restorative practices...
Parent and child homework
Be your child’s own 11+ tutor: parents’ tips
Could your child pass the 11+ without a tutor? We asked parents for their top preparation tips and advice on DIY 11+ tutoring.
Avebury Manor and stone circles
Museums reviewed by parents: Avebury Manor and stone circles
Find out how people lived through the ages by visiting Avebury Manor and its stone circles on a family-friendly and fascinating learning day out.
Shyness in the playground
How to help a shy child
School can be a testing place for socially anxious children. We take a look at how to help boost your child's confidence.
Primary school conversation starters
35 questions to ask your child instead of 'How was your day?'
If finding out about your child's day at school is mission: impossible, try these alternative conversation starters.
Starting Reception
21 things your child’s Reception teacher wants you to know
Your child isn’t the only one who has a lot to learn in their first year of school. Here’s what their teacher wishes you’d do – and not do.
Into the Trees Festival
Family learning adventures in September 2017
Take part in a big friendly birthday party, explore London's latest skyscraper or even try your hand at some woodland axe-throwing in Sussex,...
Moving to KS2 skills
Skills your child needs for moving to Key Stage 2
Help your child get off to a great start in Year 3 by working with them on these important new skills.
First day of school traditions
7 ways to mark your child's first day at school
Your child's very first day at school is one to remember, so we've rounded up the best ways to mark the occasion.
Best typing tutors for kids
Best typing tutors for kids
Touch typing is an essential skill for today's tech-savvy kids, offering them a huge advantage with secondary-school homework and for the whole...
DIY 11+ tutoring
DIY 11+ tutoring: the parents' guide
Are you cut out to be your child's 11+ tutor? Mark Chatterton, author of The 11+ A Practical Guide For Parents, explains what you need to make...
Be your child's own 11+ tutor
Be your child's own 11+ tutor: your step-by-step guide
Could you be your child's 11+ tutor? If DIY tutoring might work for your family, Mark Chatterton, author of The 11+ A Practical Guide For...
Child listening to music
6 ways to introduce your child to classical music
Open up a world of amazing music for your child by introducing them to classical music composers and performances. With loads of resources available...
The Canterbury Tales
Museums reviewed by parents: The Canterbury Tales
Take a trip back in time to the sights, sounds and smells of medieval Canterbury with a visit to the much-loved tourist attraction The Canterbury...
What are cohesion and cohesive devices in writing?
What are cohesion and cohesive devices in writing?
As children start to develop their own writing style in primary school they will be asked to use "cohesive devices" to improve their...