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5 Clever Ways To Grow Your Child’s Vocabulary

5 Clever Ways To Grow Your Child’s Vocabulary
We’ve all been there – we’re in the café chatting with a friend, when all of a sudden… your mind draws a blank! What’s that word again? It’s on the tip of my tongue! Not being able to describe something can definitely be a bit cringey, but for kids it can mean something deeper.

8 Amazingly Arty Ideas To Inspire Creative Writing

8 Amazingly Arty Ideas To Inspire Creative Writing

Imaginiation and visualisation are so important for any creative writing activity. When children are faced with a blank sheet of paper and asked to write a story, poem or piece of descriptive writing they sometimes don't know where to start. If we want them to try to create a picture with words, it makes sense that first making that picture visually is going to help them 'see' what they are writing about; colours, shapes, characters, settings and ideas. Here are some ideas to use art to spark brilliant creative writing.

Why reading aloud is an everyday superpower!

Why reading aloud is an everyday superpower!

If you have young children in your household you will probably be aware that Chris Evans aka Captain America recently read the Cbeebies Bedtime Story. For just over five minutes, silence descended on my family as my five year old daughter, fourteen year old son, husband and myself sat glued to the television - all might I add for very different reasons.