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25 Impressive Benefits Of Dance For Kids

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Being footloose can work to your child’s benefit and here’s how. Have you ever noticed that children love to dance? Creativity and self-expression are vital to your child’s well-being, and dancing is a fun way to get your child to be active. Dancing has so many pros, from physical fitness to...

What University Course Should You Study? An Essential Guide

University courses
If you’re considering higher education, you’ll need to decide what subject, university course type, and course provider is right for you. Here are some tips and advice to help you. 1. Choosing a Subject It’s important you choose a subject you enjoy and will help you reach your goals. Here are...

The Drawing Effect: How Doodling Can Improve Your Thinking and Memory

hands drawing on a notebook
It is commonly said that “a picture is worth a thousand words” – and this might be more true than we realize, especially when it comes to our psychology. According to a new study published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, drawing is an effective way of improving our thinking and memory above simply writing or taking...

The Ultimate Guide To Homeschooling Your Kids

Homeschooling - mom and young kids hold up fist triumphantly.
Are you looking to homeschool your kids? Here’s everything you need to learn about it. There’s a good chance that as a parent you’ve considered homeschooling your kids. How can you be sure that homeschooling is the right option for you? It’s a debate that’s been raging for years, and...

Large Class: Limiting the Chaos

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The first day of class can set the tone for the rest of the term. Here are some tips on how to set a positive atmosphere and limit disruptions from the get-go. Signal the beginning of the class clearly and consistently. To limit disruptions, you need to set the proper...

Strategies To Develop A Growth Mindset

Growth mindset - young boy climbing exercise wall.
What are we more in awe of: natural ability or hard work? A lot of people in education and sport claim to really value the importance of growth mindset, but are we secretly holding a ‘natural talent bias’? If so, how do we overcome this and develop a growth mindset?

How Can I Teach Rhyme?

twinkl resources on teaching rhyme
How Can I Teach Rhyme? Teaching children awareness of rhyme, and the ability to use rhyming words in spoken language and writing for an effect is a skill that needs to be taught. Rhyme helps our youngest children tune into language. It is a great way for their brains to remember facts (think about...

Amazing Ideas and Tips to Help Your Left Handed Child

Twinkl resource pack for left handed children
When my daughter Lottie was a toddler, the first sign that made me suspect she may be left handed was when we were in the garden playing football. She consistently kicked the ball back to me with her left foot, ignoring her right altogether. A few weeks later, we were baking a cake when she grabbed the...

Promoting Effective Classroom Participation

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Classroom participation is a feature of many course designs. It can result in insightful comments and interesting connections being made by students, and can foster a high level of energy and enthusiasm in the classroom learning environment. However, poorly managed participation can also lead to instructor frustration and student confusion. Below are strategies to consider using to make...

14 Phenomenal Phonics Activities for Preschoolers

building blocks forming the word 'play'
It’s difficult to overstate how important reading and language are. These skills are the foundation for a lifetime of success, so it’s only natural if you’re seeking out ways to make sure the little ones in your care are on solid ground. One tried-and-true method for building literacy skills is through the use of phonics activities. In...