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How can I make the most of our time outside to promote learning?

How can I make the most of our time outside to promote learning?

It has now been three months since the initial lockdown cause by Covid-19. For some children, the lockdown has reduced, and they are beginning to go back to school. For others, they have not stopped going to school. And then there are some for whom a return to school seems a long way away.

How do I provide the foundations for reading in my pre-school child?

How do I provide the foundations for reading in my pre-school child?

Young people of all ages are likely to be interested in and curious about the protests and demonstrations taking place across the world that are being reported in the news. Children are likely to see noisy and emotional protests from large groups of people in cities and towns around the world. Although most are peaceful demonstrations, some children could become overwhelmed or frightened.

How can I help my child understand the protests and demonstrations in the news?

How can I help my child understand the protests and demonstrations in the news?

Young people of all ages are likely to be interested in and curious about the protests and demonstrations taking place across the world that are being reported in the news. Children are likely to see noisy and emotional protests from large groups of people in cities and towns around the world. Although most are peaceful demonstrations, some children could become overwhelmed or frightened.

How to help your child with SEND cope with lockdown as it continues for some and ends for others

How to help your child with SEND cope with lockdown as it continues for some and ends for others

Lockdown has been difficult for all children and families. However, if your child also has special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), it can often be even more challenging. My wife talks about having SEND children as being a bit like having any child, just everything is x10. I know what she means, the rewarding moments can be rarer, but ten times better and the challenges can be ten times bigger.

How can I help my child who is not returning to school when siblings or friends are?

How can I help my child who is not returning to school when siblings or friends are?

Many of you will now have children who are returning to school after lockdown. Similarly, many of you will have children who are not yet returning. And there will be many others who have some children in their family going back and siblings who are not. Talking to your children about what is happening, and why, is important. However, knowing what to say can sometimes be tricky.

How can I help my child cope with a bereavement?

How can I help my child cope with a bereavement?

Many families across the country will be affected by the loss of a loved-one during the coronavirus pandemic. Lisa Fathers, Director of Teaching School & Partnerships, Bright Futures Educational Trust Executive Team, explains how we can help our children cope with loss during these exceptional times.

How can we stay calm when our children are not?

How can we stay calm when our children are not?

These times bring challenges for both adults and children alike. Some children are finding it tough not seeing their friends, family and teachers which can lead to stress and anxiety. Family tensions can increase with parents juggling the challenges of working from home whilst supporting home-learning for their children.