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Why kids need financial education

Posted on 3rd September, 2013 | Find this under Featured, The Big Debate

Managing money is an essential life skill that, until now, has never been taught at school. Financial education will soon be part of the National Curriculum, but the responsibility of equipping kids for the harsh realities of economic life should be shared with parents, too, says Lianne Kolirin Hands up if you remember Pythagoras’ theorem, [...]

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Get growing

Posted on 8th August, 2013 | Find this under Education, Featured

This week is National Allotment Week, so what better time to get the kids outside and get planting? Lianne Kolirin dons her gardening gloves and finds out why it’s an ideal learning tool for children Gardening was once regarded as the preserve of the older generation but now it’s booming, particularly with families. And it [...]

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Making maths fun

Posted on 8th July, 2013 | Find this under Education, Featured

Maths has become one of the most dreaded subjects at school. Author and professor of mathematics Dr Jo Boaler explains how we can help children enjoy maths and even excel at it Do your children tell you how exciting maths is or how objects that you count stay the same number even when you move [...]

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Why your kids will thank you for music lessons

Posted on 21st January, 2013 | Find this under Education, Featured

When your child comes home begging to have their first violin or wanting to show you how to dance to Gangnam Style (as my four-year-old does), it will emphasise just how important music is in their lives, says Piers Townley. But with the government’s planned overhaul of the education exam system in England, is music [...]

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Tiger Wars

Posted on 20th June, 2013

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.