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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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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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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What to do if your child hates writing
Getting children to write more can sometimes prove a challenge – especially encouraging them to write for fun not just at school. Here we’ve come u...
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10 ways to let your child's imagination shine!
With the constant focus on tests and assessments it’s sometimes hard for children to have the chance to be imaginative and let their creativity shi...
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5 ways to support your child once they start school
It’s a tough gig being a parent and it can get even tougher once they start school. All these questions start to whirl in our brains once school lo...
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What makes a great school?
How am I here already? How is my little ‘but he’s just a baby’ boy starting school next September! There may be many of you in the same boat or may...
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Are the Summer Holidays too long?
Love them or hate them the summer holidays are coming to an end. These are the holidays that are the longest in the school year and give a welcome break to teachers, parents and children but can for various reasons throw up a host of logistical headaches for parents.