December 18, 2014

Finally the Christmas Holidays have arrived – a break from Homework

Two things always fill me with dread when the children start back to school – making lunches and checking homework.  So I look forward to the […]
December 11, 2014

Christmas-(test)-time is here!!

Right now, in Primary Schools all over the country, intense practice is going on preparing for the annual Christmas play and great fun being had making […]
December 5, 2014
fidgeting helps focus

Fidgeting to Focus

It may seem counter-intuitive but fidgeting actually helps us focus. Our bodies are designed for movement. Physicists would tell us that we are never still.  That […]
November 27, 2014

# 7 Tips to make Schoolbags less like Mulebags

Both of my boys are in secondary school and as there isn’t one in Adare, they take the bus into the city.  Every morning they hoist […]
November 20, 2014

Time to bring back Comics?

It is said that the person who reads for pleasure lives many lifetimes; the person who doesn’t only lives only one. As a Learning Specialist, I […]
November 17, 2014
CEO Hummingbird Learning Centre Elaine Sparling

Sorry – I know its been a while since we last met

Ok – hands up, its been a quite a while since I last posted a blog. Sorry about that.  A lot has being going on in […]