Teen Backpacks cool for School Sept 2020 – Our Top Ten
Aug12

Teen Backpacks cool for School Sept 2020 – Our Top Ten

School’s out for summer! Well that’s how the song goes, however in reality this year school has been out for way longer than that! But finally it seems the light may be at the end of the tunnel and our children will hopefully be heading back into the classroom this September. But as usual when kids go back to school they have got to have all the right gear, and we are not just talking uniform and calculators here. Oh no....

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Want FREE online maths tuition? We’ve a toota code for you.
Jun17

Want FREE online maths tuition? We’ve a toota code for you.

Reading this purely because you’re hunting for FREE online maths tuition? You have my sympathy. Home educating isn’t easy, is it?! Come on – how many of us can still remember GCSE-level maths well enough to teach it to someone else?No. Me either.So when toota offered me (and all of you!) a FREE online maths tuition session via a toota code – yes, that’s a 40-minute one-to-one private lesson with a qualified...

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Win a GCSE 9-1 practice paper bundle with Collins – plus a £50 ASOS voucher!
Oct28

Win a GCSE 9-1 practice paper bundle with Collins – plus a £50 ASOS voucher!

I have found as I navigate my way through parenting four kids to adulthood is that things definitely do NOT get easier as they get older. Oh, sure, there’s definitely less sleeping/eating worries, and much less cleaning of bodily fluids. But other big stuff comes along and completely knocks your I’ve-got-this parenting confidence sideways. One of those is the exams. I swear it isn’t THAT long since I took my own exams...

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5 Essential Tips for Reluctant Readers (or ‘how do I get my child to love reading and books?!’)
Aug31

5 Essential Tips for Reluctant Readers (or ‘how do I get my child to love reading and books?!’)

While some children devour every novel they can get their hands on, you’ve somehow found yourself with a child who pushes books away as though reading were a chore – or worse, a bore. Unless it’s on the screen in their Minecraft game or in an action-packed comic book, they don’t want to know. Sound familiar? Don’t fret – help is at hand; we’ve talked with HarperCollins, and they’ve given us some...

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ALDI has some suggestions for your lunchbox nightmares
Sep04

ALDI has some suggestions for your lunchbox nightmares

It’s that time of year again when eight million children are heading back to school and parents face the dilemma of what to pack their little ones for lunch. With the average parent planning 190 lunches each school year, it’s easy to run out of inspiration. Discount supermarket Aldi is here to give a helping-hand with their range of healthy lunchbox options that all fit within the NHS’ guidelines. Further to this, Aldi recently...

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Do your kids love Minecraft? Get a whopping 50% off in the Code Kingdoms Back to School sale!
Sep01

Do your kids love Minecraft? Get a whopping 50% off in the Code Kingdoms Back to School sale!

We’ve got something special this school year for Minecraft fans!   With computing now featured heavily on the school curriculum, it’s becoming pretty clear that coding is an essential skill for kids to learn. In tomorrow’s world, skills in coding and computational thinking will be needed even more than they are now, and kids who get ahead on this stuff will have access to loads of incredible opportunities in the...

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