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Best books for young activists
Best books for young activists
Our children's generation have the opportunity to change the world for the better, becoming guardians of our planet and promoting equity and...
Best biographies and autobiographies for children
Best biographies and autobiographies for children
Biographies and autobiographies bring the lives of influential people to life for young children, highlighting the role exceptional individuals have...
Best alternate reality books for kids
Best alternate reality books for kids
Who wouldn't want to live in worlds of floating castles, wizards and dragons, talking horses and endless summer nights? Writer Richard Lambert,...
Best story retellings for children
Best story retellings for children
Classic literature is reimagined, updated, revisited and reinterpreted in each of these brilliant retellings, which expand on traditional tales or...
Best graphic novels for children
Best graphic novels for children
In the past children were often discouraged from reading graphic novels because they weren’t seen as ‘real’ books but, in fact, the vocabulary,...
Forest school activity ideas
Forest school fun for kids
Learn to read clouds and enjoy some splashy water games in the great outdoors with an extract from Forest School Wild Play by Jane Worroll and Peter...
A child's guide to writing a scary story
Writing spooky stories: a guide for kids
Can you scare your friends silly with a spooky story? Are you a master of suspense and a lover of all things supernatural? Learn how to keep readers...
Green cooking for kids
Green cooking for kids: healthy food that's good for the planet
Is your child a future eco-foodie? Learn to cook healthy sweet or savoury crêpes, veg-peel crisps and apple and ginger flapjacks with an extract from...
Best detective stories for KS2 kids
Best detective stories for KS2 kids
With plots to uncover, mysteries to solve and codes to break you'll need to work hard to join the best junior detectives and super-smart sleuths...
Best online drawing tutorials for children
Best online drawing tutorials for children
Does your child love to draw, doodle, paint and sketch? Help them learn new techniques and perfect their own versions of their favourite characters...
Best children's books about the Holocaust
Best children's books about the Holocaust
There have been many books written about the Holocaust, both by people who experienced it and other writers. Scott Evans, The Reader Teacher, has...
No-budget STEM crafting
No-budget STEM fun at home
At-home science doesn't have to involve expensive special equipment! Primary school teacher and author of the 15-Minute STEM series, Emily Hunt...
Benefits of learning to code for kids
Coding benefits for kids
​Why is your child learning to code in primary school and why is coding an important skill for their future? We asked the experts at Bright Little...
Choosing a secondary school during the pandemic
Choosing a secondary school during the pandemic
How can you narrow down your secondary school choices within the limitations of the pandemic? We asked three experts to share their advice.
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...
Road safety for tweens: the parents' guide
Road safety for tweens: the parents' guide
Travelling to school or to see friends alone is an important milestone for children at the end of primary school and moving to secondary, but...
Primary school testing in 2020 and 2021
Changes to primary school tests in 2021
Primary schools will see some changes to tests and assessments in 2021 as a result of ongoing school disruption. We explain what parents need to know...
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...
Transition to secondary school during the coronavirus pandemic
Transition to secondary school during the coronavirus pandemic
During the ongoing coronavirus disruption, how can we prepare our Year 6 children for the big move to secondary school? We explore how your child...
How to make online tutoring work for your child
How to make online tutoring work for your child
Is your child preparing for the 11+ or getting support with general studies? Two tutors share their advice on making the most of online tutoring.
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
Primary schools reopening in March 2021: what to expect
What might we expect when primary schools in England reopen fully in March 21? We take a look at the latest rules and guidelines.
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...

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