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By Renee Irving-Lee, Children’s Book Author © 2019 Learning Links   Being organised is a complex, yet essential life-long skill required to function in our everyday world. When a child can stay organised for school, it contributes to their increased independence, efficiency, self-confidence, higher academic performance and a deeper understanding of the job to be Read more

There are lots of ways to build your child's vocabulary, and they don't need to be complicated. Vocabulary refers to the set of words that a child knows. Vocabulary can be split into two types: receptive vocabulary and expressive vocabulary. A child’s receptive vocabulary consists of the words the child understands when he/she hears or reads them. A child’s expressive vocabulary consists Read more

Receiving your child's mid-year school report can be quite nerve-wracking if you know they've had some challenges during the first half of the year. Regardless of their results, the important thing with any report or assessment is to: Look for the effort – this is what makes learning and progress possible. Find the strengths in the report, there will be areas working Read more

By Renee Irving-Lee, Children’s Book Author © 2019 Learning Links It's homework time again and there’s nothing but tears, refusal, arguments, tantrums, meltdowns or complete avoidance and procrastination. Grrrrrrrrrr!!!!! Why does homework have to be such an epic battle every night? Sound familiar? It's important for parents to think about why homework may be a challenge for Read more

by Dr Samantha Hornery, Education Manager As a parent it is entirely your decision as to how much or little sharing of information there is with your child’s teacher about the previous assessments and interventions you’ve undertaken with your child. We won’t go into the pros and cons for this at the moment – it takes trust to hand over all of this information Read more

by Dr Samantha Hornery, Education Manager. If your child has additional learning needs you’re probably going to be in regular communication with your child’s teacher.   Here are our top tips to get this communication started and keep it going: 1. Ask your child’s teacher for their preferred communication method – is it a Read more

by Dr Samantha Hornery, Education Manager It's so important to be prepared for a parent-teacher interview. It's usually a short period of time and the meeting can fly by before you’ve had a chance to ask any real questions about your child to truly understand how they're going at school and coping with class work. Here are our suggestions for some key questions Read more

Social cues are the pieces of information we subconsciously know without ever being explicitly taught them. These pieces of information are usually the unwritten rules or customs, the nuances of social communications or the assumptions and expectations we’re aware of within different contexts. Social cues and codes are learnt from an early age through observation of repeated behaviours within Read more