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February 25, 2016

How to deal with Sight (Dolch) Words when Learning to Read

In 1948, Edward William Dolch PhD, of the University of Illinois, in his book ‘Problems in Reading’ identified a list of words that he believed to […]
February 9, 2016

Long Division is a Myth

Thank you to everyone who made contact with us regarding ‘new’ subtraction.  The response was overwhelming.  Many of you have told me that long division is […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
May 8, 2015

Want to make Maths more Enjoyable? Use a Deck of Cards

You know that we learn better and faster when we’re having fun, right? I love playing card games with my Hummingbirds because it is always great […]