A Relaxed Guide to Home Learning
The internet and social media are buzzing right now with excellent activity ideas for homeschooling and we really recommend you take advantage of f...
Do we need to worry about ‘summer learning loss’?
Also known as ‘the summer slide’ (which sounds like great fun until you realise it’s not play equipment), it is the theory that children lose skill...
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What is ‘school readiness?’
We hear that term a lot – is your child school-ready? As a parent of a child starting school in September, I’m suddenly looking at him in a new way...
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Happier Homework Routines
The half term holidays now feel like a very distant memory and for those of you in the midst of the exam season the sensation of free-falling into ...
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10 ways to keep kids entertained on long journeys
Dare I say it – perhaps I’ll whisper it – but the long, summer holidays are fast approaching! May half term is around the corner and, before we kno...
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8 reasons why parents shouldn’t feel too guilty about a little screen time
Screen time… it’s a cause of much discussion in my household. My mother hates it, my husband doesn’t see a problem with it and I’m somewhere in th...
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How to use workbooks successfully at home?
Workbooks are perfect to support a child’s learning at home especially if a child needs extra support in a certain area or to support learning over...
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How to keep children safe online?
I know that technology is and is going to be a major part of my children’s lives and keeping them safe and teaching my children how to be safe onli...
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Best Children's Books for Different Ages
I'm a parent and my biggest headache is choosing 'age appropriate' books for either my own children or the children I teach. If you struggle with t...
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A little bit about Little Writing Company
In honour of Small Business Saturday I thought I'd write a short blog post all about my small business and what our mission is. I hope you enjoy fi...
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30 great story writing titles for children
Sometimes children can find it hard to come up with ideas for stories, giving them a title idea can help get their creativity flowing. The Broken...
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Interview with author Julie Edwards
Julie Edwards, author of the wonderful children's book 'The Secret of the Great White Waterfall,' has kindly answered questions about her book and ...
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