As all good school children – and their parents – know, cometh the summer, cometh the exams. (And the hayfever, scaly white legs and prom dress panic. But that’s another story…) Are your kids really revising as much as they say they are? asks Liz Fraser All over the country, from primary age right up to [...]Continue reading Exam revision tips for parents
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Shocked that she’s spending more time online than her kids, Liz Fraser decides she’s in need of a social media detox There’s a new arrival in our family. This one came, thankfully, without morning sickness or labour pains. It doesn’t need looking after when I’m away, and we’re yet to have a tantrum or argument out [...]Continue reading Mum’s online. Again
That’s Life by Professor Robert Winston Introducing science to kids can be difficult, but the famous professor makes it a doddle. Includes plenty of cool colour pictures and easy-to-understand diagrams explaining the likes of food chains, cell structures and how animals evolve. Great for those tricky questions about biology.
My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher There are some subjects that are tricky to talk about, especially to young people. Terrorism, the death of a sibling and racism are all tackled here. That it remains a funny, warm and page-turning read is a tribute to the brilliance of the writer.
Think Of A Link – How To Remember Absolutely Everything by Andy Salmon Who invented the light bulb? ‘A light bulb in Thomas’s head is on.’ Thomas Edison. What’s French for bike? ‘On yer bike, dear fellow.’ Le vélo. You get the picture. This book uses verbal links to tickle the brain into remembering a [...]
Tiger Wars by Steve Backshall The presenter of the CBBC show Deadly 60 is the author of this high-octane thriller set in the heart of the Indian jungle. The theme is tiger poaching, but the main story centres around two young kids escaping a vicious group of mercenaries.