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Frequently Asked Questions...

I started Little Writing Company more than a year ago and I sometimes have to pinch myself over the support I’ve had. People often direct message m...

Questions to ask when your child is reading

Reading with your child is one of the most important ways you can support your child’s learning. Reading helps a child’s imagination, understanding...

Is there too much pressure on children?

Recently I had a conversation with a friend about how teaching has changed since we both qualified more than 10 years ago. More testing – tick, mor...

Do Children Need Homework?

This is a hot topic in this week’s news and I’m sure it is a hot topic in most households that have school-aged children. Do children get too much ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Summer Born Scandal

Before you read on please take this blog post as a ‘here is the information and apply it to your own child/situation/personal preference’ kind of b...

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.