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I Am Not a Label
Why children’s books need more disabled representation
Actor, children’s author and former CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell shares what it was like growing up with a disability, and why children’s books...
Primary school testing in 2020 and 2021
Changes to primary school tests in 2020 and 2021
Primary schools will see some changes to tests and assessments in the 2020/2021 academic year as a result of ongoing school disruption. We explain...
Develop your child's reading skills
11 ways to take your child's reading to the next level
Once you’ve encouraged your child's love of stories and boosted their confidence in their reading skills, it’s time to develop those strategies...
Art and sculpture projects for children
Art and sculpture projects for children
Help your child develop their artistic skills with three hands-on sculpture projects in our extract from Wonder Art Workshop by Sally Haughey.
Paper play projects for children
4 paper play projects for children
Paper can be a snowflake, a paper chain, a fortune teller, a windmill, a piece of modern art, a magic trick, a sculpture, a hat or any one of a...
Best poetry home schooling resources
Best poetry home schooling resources
Do you love poetry, or wish you had more time to explore it? Introduce your family to the delights of the spoken word with this selection of...
Best numeracy home schooling resources
Best numeracy home schooling resources
Boost your child's confidence with all aspects of maths with our pick of the best homeschooling numeracy resources: games, hands-on activities,...
Night-time family learning activities
Night-time family learning activities
Rethink bedtime and reclaim your evenings as family fun time with light-and-shadows art, lantern-making and star (or satellite) gazing. From dusk...
Best literacy home schooling resources
Best literacy home schooling resources
Whether your child is just learning to read and print letters or looking for ways to put their creative writing skills to the test, we've...
Best wildlife and nature home schooling resources
Best wildlife and nature home schooling resources
Watch wildlife webcams, construct habitats, grow seeds on a windowsill and make eco-friendly choices – we've rounded up the best nature and...
Schools reopening in the UK: your questions answered
Schools reopening: your questions answered
What might we expect when primary schools in the UK reopen fully for the 2020/21 academic year? We take a look at the latest news.
Best science home schooling resources
Best science home schooling resources
You don't need a Bunsen burner, a chemistry set or a science degree to share these STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities...
Life skills your child should learn
19 life skills you can teach your child at home
Learning isn't just about mastering spellings and times tables. A lot takes place outside the classroom, and spending some time teaching...
Family outdoor learning activities
Easy outdoor learning adventures
Exploring the outside world is an important part of a child's learning experience, but it's not always easy when you have space and time...
Best kids' activity packs to download
Best kids' activity packs to download
Top up the resource bank and keep the kids busy at home with reading, puzzles, crafting, science and other screen-free activities. They're all...
Best geography home schooling resources
Best geography home schooling resources
Criss-cross the globe, visit landmarks and even venture out into space with our pick of the best geography home schooling resources. Whether you want...
Best coding home schooling resources
Best coding home schooling resources
From Minecraft modding to block coding, Python programming and robot building, your child's computing education doesn't need to stop during...
Best children's books about coronavirus
Best children's books about coronavirus
Even adults are finding it hard to get their heads around the new "normal" – so how can you help your child understand how and why the...
Reading challenges for primary school kids
60 reading challenges for primary school kids
Great ideas for keeping your child engaged with reading and broadening their taste in books.
Best art home schooling resources
Best art home schooling resources
Whether you want to learn to doodle, draw flowers, illustrate Marvel comics or create a portrait of a Disney character, our pick of the best home...
Best YouTube channels for home learning
Best YouTube channels for home learning
Whether you want your child to learn about maths, geography, science or history, they'll be happy to watch a video about it – and these YouTube...
Why arts education matters in primary schools
Why arts education matters in primary schools
From unleashing creativity to improving life chances, we take a look at why art, music, drama and dance are important for primary school children.
Best design and technology home schooling resources
Best design and technology home schooling resources
Make, build, code, construct, design, invent and engineer – each of these websites is packed with design and technology learning to keep your child...
Overcome children's reading barriers
4 things parents need to know about 'reading barriers' and how to overcome them
Learning to read is a complex task and it's common for children to come up against "reading barriers". Parent and teacher Alex Quigley...
Best history home schooling resources
Best history home schooling resources
Don't be overwhelmed by the number of wonderful home education materials available to you as a parent – we've picked our favourite history-...
Hands-on science fun for kids
Hands-on science fun
Transform one substance into another and watch colours and textures change right in front of your eyes with our at-home, hands-on science activity...
SEN home learning survival guide
SEN home learning survival guide
If your child has special educational needs, supporting their physical and emotional wellbeing and academic progress at home during the lockdown and...
Interviewing to write a biography
Interviewing to write a biography
Writing an in-depth profile of a grandparent or family friend will help your child develop interview skills, learn to write up notes and introduce...
Become a board game family on a budget
Become a board game family on a budget
Determined to make the best out of enforced lockdown togetherness? Introducing some play time, for adults as well as children, might be the answer....
50 of the best virtual trips and educational experiences for families
50 of the best virtual trips and educational experiences for families
You and your family may have to spend time indoors, but thanks to your laptop you can let the world come to you instead – take a trip round Frida...

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