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August 3, 2016
a parent's guide to preparing for third level

Preparing for College and University – A Parent’s Guide

So here we are in August and autumn is upon us.  Try as we might to hold on to that summer feeling, August means Leaving Cert […]
July 18, 2016
Summer ideas for bored kids

14 Things to Do with Kids during the Summer

“I’m bored!! ” The most dreaded two words of the Summer holidays. But never fear, here are 13 ways to keep the kids occupied over the […]
July 11, 2016
Does my child have a learning difficulty?

Could Your Child have a Learning Disability?

Okay, I have to confess – I hate the phrase Learning Disability. I feel that it focuses mainly on the negative.  I prefer to say Learning […]
July 4, 2016
What is Dysgraphia, help for Dysgraphia

My Child’s handwriting is awful, could it be Dysgraphia?

Dysgraphia. What is it? Unlike Dyslexia and Dyspraxia, dysgraphia is not a word we hear a lot about, but increasingly I am seeing it being included […]
June 27, 2016
Why meaning is necessary for reading

Why We Need to Watch out for Reading Without Comprehension

Reading without comprehension is a recurring issue raised by parents at Hummingbird Learning Centre®. Many children struggle with comprehension but when I ask them to read, usually […]
June 20, 2016
How to keep kids writing during the holiday period

Handwriting during the Holidays

Primary school holidays are almost here, state exams are over (or almost over) and already the secondary school kids are beginning to get a little bored! My […]