Do you remember any of your nursery rhymes? Well, most of us do, at least a few lines, even after many years. Now that your kids have also started learning them, do you wonder how these nursery rhymes can actually benefit them? Many of us feel that the school environment, with nursery wallpaper and rhymes, is a fun and easy way to distract children, but it comes with multiple benefits in both the short and long run.
For teachers, one of the top priorities is to prepare their students for an ever-changing and multifaceted life outside their school walls. To let them see endless opportunities expecting them in life, career, relationships – everywhere. And to make them believe that they can be and do whatever they desire.
An important part of reaching this goal is providing access to the huge world beyond their native country, exposing them to the marvels of other lands, and explaining the value of traveling and studying overseas. Studying abroad is a pivotal factor in gaining independence, understanding where you belong, and acquiring strength of character, resilience, and perseverance. Nothing gives students so many opportunities to practice their language skills, make friends, and try their fortes in unexpected life situations like living in a foreign environment. And therefore these aspirations should be cultivated.
Surprising as it sounds, but many students – so as their parents – can’t wrap their minds around the idea of studying abroad. Always, it is the luxury for the rich, daring, best and brightest, anyone but them, so they nip the idea in the bud. Not without effort, but here is what teachers can do to show students that they can and need this experience.
My daugher is 4 years old and absolutely loves to dress up. She has a whole box full of costumes and everyday she changes her outfits at least 3 times. I love this phase because she is discovering the things she likes and making choices about what she wants to wear. It was not easy at first because one of the things I love about being a mum is to pick which outfit I want her to wear and this is getting harder by the day. Sometimes I spot a lovely outfit and buy it for her to look at it and just refuse to wear it. It is cute that she is figuring out her own taste but I am still getting use to it. She also loves her hair styled. She has long hair and loves to chose bows and different hair clips to decorate it. I came across the book Cleo can tie a bow and was intrigued so in this article we will tell you a little bit about it. So if you are wondering how to teach your child to tie a bow and shoelaces this book will help you.
The day is finally here, and UK schools will be re-opening for all children from tomorrow. It has been a long few months of lockdown, and it’s great to see our kids finally getting the chance to go back to school and spend time together with their friends once again. They have all been working so hard on their virtual learning, but nothing can beat face to face teaching in a classroom environment, so I’m sure many kids will be excited to get back to the familiar routine of school. Some of the children may also be quite nervous – it has been a very strange year, and it’s a lot to adapt to.
Whether they are excited or nervous, getting everything prepared and organised for school is bound to help, so that they can go back feeling like they have the situation under control. This weekend we have been rushing to order last minute supplies like school shoes, as my kids have grown so much. They also used up so much stationary during home learning, and Smiggle has all the supplies to get them kitted out with the stationary, school bags, water bottles that they need and so much more.
My kids love items from Smiggle as the quality is always good, and they have so many fun designs to choose from. From super cool backpacks to matching lunchboxes, keyrings and water bottles, Smiggle has everything budding learners need to embark on an exciting new learning adventure and get set for the classroom!
When young children are learning to read, the key is to practise as much as possible but at the same time you don’t want to make it into a chore for them. I came up with this hidden words activity using Marvin’s Magic Pens and my 4 year old daughter was begging me to write more and more words for her to discover.
Magic pens allow you to erase or colour change your drawings and so much fun to experiment with.
Multiplication, apart from addition, subtraction and division, forms one of the four basic mathematical operations. It may not be an easy concept to grab for many, but it’s a lifesaver for mathematics problem-solving. The multiplication chart, thus, constitutes an integral part of calculations. Without encountering multiplication in everyday life, we cannot go by a single day, and even the daily simple calculations cannot go untouched by multiplication.
Traveling or planning trips to visit other countries has become a job or hobby for many people worldwide. Traveling is often defined as a movement of people from one place to another. There are various ways to travel, including foot, train, flight, or automobile. In recent times, people’s visiting or traveling to other places has increased compared to the early years. With the growing trend of traveling, many colleges and universities are assigning students to write travel essays in their curriculum. This is because traveling has become one of the most exciting aspects of an individual’s life. Hence, writing essays on traveling helps the students share their experiences and further allows them to express their beliefs and attitudes.
Additionally, writing this type of essay requires minimum creativity. This is because trips include extraordinary events, and hence one does not need to make up things. It mainly focuses on reflecting on their own experiences regarding the places once visited. However, this type of paper requires students to convert their experiences on paper, challenging. Hence, various aspects are considered while preparing travel essays. Students can purchase assignments from companies, such as buy essay. Students still lack skills in writing informative essays. Thus, there is significant for students in the present scenario to have adequate writing skills for enhancing their academic performance.
Time for Phonics is an online educational games website with fun games that focus on helping kids to practise their phonics. The games have been developed with a leading phonics expert and parents can currently sign up for 30 days free access. After that if you want to continue your subscription it is just £10 a year.
As I’m always looking for something fun and educational to keep my 4 year old daughter entertained at home, we tried out the site and had a lot of fun with the phase 2 phonics games.
Do you like commuting? Well, that’s probably a silly question… Hardly anyone does. Rush hours, bustling strangers, having to go out early and face bad weather. There are plenty of reasons to hate your daily commute to college.
But hold on – you can always use this dreadful time of the day to your benefit. One of the best ways to do it is also the simplest: read a book! We have some recommendations here that won’t leave you a chance to get bored for many hours to come.
If you’ve been looking at any tech or finance-related news website, then you’ve likely heard that Bitcoin is once again surging in price. Cryptocurrencies can be incredibly volatile, but if one thing’s for sure, it’s that Bitcoin has steadily increased since its inception several years ago. Even though there have been countless headlines about Bitcoin dropping in value, it’s ultimately maintained its momentum and is still growing to this day.
But when it comes to speaking to your children about finances, is cryptocurrency one of the topics that you should bring up as well? Does it make sense to educate your children about such a niche financial topic?
Big Little Tent Festival was created last year during lockdown, since we aren’t able to be out there exploring just now, Caravan Club came up with this idea to allow families to have fun and continue the excitement of camping at home. The festival aims to bring the great outdoors to you – in the […]
Sink or float is one of the most popular classic science experiments for kids. It’s so easy to set up, and a great way to introduce them to basic experiments at home. This fun twist on the classic experiment uses surprise eggs to add another element of fun to the activity. This sink or float […]
Every child is different, and with these varied personalities and interests you will need different toys to best keep your child occupied and entertained. Recently, I was having this discussion with one of my mum groups about which toys are most used by our 4 year olds these days and it was really interesting to […]
Kaleidoscope Have fun making this Kaleidoscope craft with the kids. This simple kaleidoscope works best when it is held up to the light. Move the tube around to see the pretty colours, glitter and sequins dance around. What is a Kaleidoscope? A kaleidoscope (/kəˈlaɪdəskoʊp/) is an optical instrument with two or more reflecting surfaces tilted […]
We have all been stuck indoors for a while so it is always good to have some ideas of how to keep the little ones entertained during lockdown. We still have only a few months to go until things go back to normal – hopefully – so read on to get some inspiration. Anna and […]
It’s fantastic to see World Book Day grow year on year, teaching children about the joys of reading in a fun and playful way and getting them to engage with characters and literature is an amazing idea and it’s fantastic it has become so successful here in the UK. Truly highlighting the joys of reading […]
If you are a parent and like me struggles to come up with ideas to keep the little ones entertained read on. To be honest I think even the most creative parents are running out of options of what to do with the kids after all these lockdowns and time off school. It is hard […]