education


The Ultimate Affordable Gift for 5-year-olds to 9-year-olds 18

The Ultimate Affordable Gift for 5-year-olds to 9-year-olds is a paid collaboration with Banjo Robinson. Buying a good gift for children can be a real challenge, buying one that is affordable, fun, educational and engaging all year round sounds pretty much impossible doesn’t it? Especially when you don’t want to add to the pile of “stuff” that kids often have nowadays. So let me introduce you to the ultimate affordable gift for 5-year-olds to 9-year-olds and even better it is perfectly unisex and gives something every month of the year from £2 a month. Meet Banjo Robinson, the globe-trotting cat that will send a letter and activity pack to the child […]


Road Schooling Adventures: How to Educate Your Kids While Travelling in a Campervan

Road schooling, a captivating blend of homeschooling and travel, has gained popularity among families seeking to provide their children with a unique and enriching educational experience. As the name suggests, road schooling involves educating kids while travelling, often in a campervan or RV. This innovative approach to learning allows families to explore the world while embracing the opportunity to foster their children’s growth and knowledge.


Best Tech Gadgets for Students

Best tech gadgets for students is a paid collaborative post with Very.co.uk as part of their Back to University campaign. With student loans reducing and the cost of living increasing it is important to choose what tech gadgets you take to university wisely. You want to ensure that they are fit for purpose and will also survive the heavy usage that they will take during your time studying.


Do I need a TV Licence at University and Other Important Questions

Do I need a TV Licence at university and other important questions is a paid collaborative post with TV Licence (TVL) for their Uni Checklist. We have been challenged to take part in the TVL Family Quiz – The Student Edition and with one son at university and the other in his second year of A Levels and applying for university, this couldn’t have come at a better time for us as a family. Attending university is a massive step for parents and children, and I know I am a little concerned. Not about the coursework or anything academic but more about laundry, food, and general wellbeing!


The Perfect Homework Assignment: Things You Need to Know

Completing a perfect assignment each time can become your reality. Of course, a student has to adjust their study routines and learn new approaches to dealing with each assignment. However, one can quickly master the craft of doing homework in just a few steps. All you need is to respect and follow the new rules. So, here are the things you need to know to polish your homework skills and improve your academic performance.


Why Diversification Is Important for Successful Learning

Each new generation requires whole new approaches when it comes to learning. These days, the world is changing every minute, making it hard to keep up. Still, the educational system tries hard to deliver what students need to build a brighter, better future. One way global education is improving is by presenting higher diversification. Indeed, the job market is not as it used to be in the past. Now, young people need a wide variety of skills to succeed in a competitive environment.


A brilliant Maths App you need to know about

A brilliant Maths App you need to know about is a paid collaborative post with Mathpid (https://mathpid.com/). As parents we really want to support our children’s learning at home without making homework and any additional learning a battleground. In fact, the holy grail for me is when children want to keep learning independently and without involvement from me and that is where Mathpid comes into its own.


Budgeting Tips for University Students 3

Budgeting Tips for University Students is a paid collaborative post with HSBC who have just completed new research with students that have shown that over half of all British students say financial concerns are having a negative impact on their mental health and 45% have switched choice of university because of worries about the cost of living. As a parent of a soon-to-be University student, I find this really concerning, but more so the fact that nearly half (46%) the student population say they don’t feel they’ve had enough education on how to budget.


Online Learning with Night Zookeeper

Online Learning with the Night Zookeeper is a paid collaborative post. I have posted before about how much I love the Night Zookeeper range and how their personalised books can really help reluctant readers. You might already be aware of the amazing books by Joshua Davidson which introduce them to the importance of creativity and friendship, but did you know that the Night Zoolkeeper is also an English language curriculum for ages 6-12 that can be used as a fun online learning program to supplement your children school work at home – Keep reading as we have an amazing offer for you.


Parents Guide to University Open Days

University open days are a great way to help your son or daughter decide which university to choose. They can be somewhat overwhelming and also not all open days are created equally, so in order to help your child get the most out of their visit, we have put together this guide from a parent’s perspective. A lot of people ask if visiting potential universities is worthwhile, personally, I feel that by exploring the campus and surrounding areas my child is better placed to determine whether they can really see themselves studying there for at least the next three years. They can also get a good understanding of the courses offered. […]


How You Can Help Shy Kids Feel More Confident With Their Studies 2

There are some problems that feel easy to solve when you’re a parent. There are some questions that your kid has that have easy answers. How are we going to get that toy out of the tree? Why does the sunrise in one place and set in another? Why is it so important to drink water? But there are some problems that we find a little harder to solve, and some situations that require a little more time and patience.


Can I Fast Track My A-Levels?

What are A Levels? So, first questions what are A-Levels? A level, Short for Advanced Level, typically come after students have completed GCSEs. A levels are usually focus on more academic subjects, compared to vocational qualifications like BTECs and NVQs, which are more practical. There are more than 40 different A-level subjects on offer – some will be subjects that you studied at GCSE and others may be new.


International Day of the girl – Education 1

As a mum of two boys, I feel very strongly that they have respect, understanding and think of girls as their equals. Does this make me a feminist?

I feel that it is my job as a woman, mother and feminist to instill in them that women and girls are their equals. All children, boys and girls, have a better chance in life when their mothers have benefitted from gender equality. Educated mothers are more able to support their families both economically and emotionally. Men and boys are part of the solution.

Today is the first ever International Day of the girl. As a woman this is not something that I can ignore. Worldwide, girls carry the burden of poverty more than anyone and 75 million girls are currently denied an education. What is one of these girls is the woman who was destined to discover the cure for cancer? 75 Million girls are NOT in school, which is about one in three girls worldwide. This is a HUGE waste of potential. They do not have a choice in this, but you have a choice in standing against this discrimination.

What can you do to make a difference?

Sign Plan International’s petition to ask that education be made a priority for girls

“speak out against gender bias and advocate for girls’ rights everywhere” as International Day of the Girl asks you too.


Nature or Nurture

I have clever children, there I have said it.  I have got rid of the elephant in the room.  They are very bright and intelligent (gifted and talented they call them at school, but that term just doesn’t sit well with me, as all children are talented in someway).  But before I go on about their amazing abilities, let me tell you a story: I use to feel inferior as a mum, both the boys were late walkers and never even crawled.  I used to compare maxi to his peers in my NCT antenatal group when we lived in Berkshire.  I used to come home and cry and feel inferior as […]