August 6, 2015

Why Meaning is so important for Spelling

When my boys were in primary school, they had an English book that was used for reading and spelling.  It was different to the type of […]
July 30, 2015
Why English should not be taught phonetically

The Chaos : (why English shouldn’t be taught phonetically!)

English is a difficult language to learn, not least because of the contradictions in pronunciation, and yet children are still taught it phonetically.  This poem ‘The […]
July 23, 2015

What is Waldorf-Steiner Education?

There are many different educational philosophies throughout the world; some of the most child-centred educational philosophies have their origins in the theories of child development specialists […]
July 16, 2015

What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

We all know about our five senses, touch, sight, hearing, smell & taste, or to give the last two their formal names, olfactory and gustatory, but […]
July 9, 2015

Use your Brain for a Change

One of my favourite quotes is by Dr Richard Bandler and it is “When you want new results, it requires new thinking”.  Thinking is just something […]
June 4, 2015

15 Great Questions to ask your Children when they get Home from School

When my children started school they had a wonderful childminder Oliviea.  They absolutely adored her and told her everything and I mean EVERY thing.  As soon […]