Encouraging children to explore the senses in a digital world

Patrick Tonks
15 February 2017

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Digital technologies now play a big part in a child's developing life. From the living room to the classroom, the presence of screen-based technology has become the norm. But could such technology be changing the way children think, by reducing attention from much-needed sensory development?

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Staying engaged at school when time is short

Ruth Lowe
30 January 2017

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Think you don’t have the time to get involved in school? Think again… When you're a working parent, your time is limited and it can feel like there is little opportunity to socialise. I know from personal experience, it can therefore be difficult to have anything left ‘in the tank’ to dedicate to your child’s school or even just connect with other parents there. However, I believe it’s well worth carving out some time – as even a few minutes a week can make a big difference to you and your school, and be enjoyable too!

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Exam Season: How Children Can Thrive (and Parents Survive)

Annette Du Bois
13 January 2017

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There’s a missing element to exams that not many realise. It’s the key to emotional equilibrium for both the child and parent and it has nothing to do with revision!

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PTA brings community together after devastating school fire

Caroline Perryman
10 January 2017

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Sunday 30th October 2016 brought with it the terrible news that our lovely village school, St James’ Primary Academy on the Isle of Grain, Kent, had burnt down overnight. Word quickly reached everybody in the community and beyond.

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How to survive long car journeys

Sarah West
15 December 2016

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I recently found myself on a long coach journey with 30 six- and seven-year-old children. This had the potential to be a very painful 2.5 hours, but as it turns out, with a few old school games and some new ones the children hadn’t played before, the ride was surprisingly painless! 

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