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Reading at home

We still don’t know the full impact that COVID-19 has had on our children’s education, but we do know that the more children read, the better equipped they are for school and, more significantly, life. So now more than ever, it’s important to keep them reading during this last term and over the summer holidays. Here are 5 easy ideas to keep the reading momentum up at home.

5 top tips to keep reading at home | Oxford Owl

Ways to support your child with reading can also be found here: Top tips to support your child's reading at home - BBC Bitesize

Mental Health & Well Being

Being a parent is wonderful. There’s no doubt, parenthood brings joy and fulfilment into our lives, but it also brings its own set of challenges and stressors that we have to manage. Unlike any other job there is no rule book, no job description, we just have to grow and develop our own set of strategies to cope with what parenthood throws at us, the good and the not so good. One thing is certain though, if we take positive action to promote our children’s mental health and wellbeing, this in turn will reduce our stressors and help maintain our wellbeing. Here is a link to get some great advice

Home work top tips

Children are more successful in school when parents take an active interest in their homework — it shows kids that what they do is important.

Of course, helping with homework shouldn't mean spending hours hunched over a desk. Parents can be supportive by demonstrating study and organization skills, explaining a tricky problem, or just encouraging kids to take a break. And who knows? Parents might even learn a thing or two!

Here are some tips to guide the way: Top 10 Homework Tips (for Parents) - Nemours Kidshealth


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