How to Get 11 + (Eleven Plus) Ready

How to Get 11 + (Eleven Plus) Ready

Teacher, Author, Education & Parenting Consultant Shola Alabi, who runs the Raising Successful Children’s Hub, Thurrock Tuition and Exam Success Education centre shares her top 11+ tips.   Start your child’s preparation early – end of year 3 but...
Identify Your Child’s Revision Style

Identify Your Child’s Revision Style

You can try all the different styles to see which one works best for them.   1) Does your child love to use colour to highlight important factor? 2) Is your child a flash /index card fan? 3) Is your child into mind maps or loves condensing information on posters? 4)...
Extra / Co-curricular Activities

Extra / Co-curricular Activities

This month we are going to be exploring the benefits of a broad and balanced curriculum to a child, your child’s gifts and the relevance of this helping your child stand out Why get a child into other extra activities when there’s not enough time for the academics I...
Parents Worrying Over Children’s Exams

Parents Worrying Over Children’s Exams

According to a survey, conducted by BBC radio 5 on parents feeling the stress and strain over a child’s revision and exam schedule is scary. “This survey of 830 parents of 11 to 18-year-olds was carried out by ComRes for BBC Radio 5 live in March...
Reluctant Readers – Tips for Parents

Reluctant Readers – Tips for Parents

There’re so many parents who are finding it hard to get their children into reading. The children won’t just pick up a book not because they are struggling, but because they believe that reading is boring. I can feel your pain as I had a similar child who just didn’t...
Benefits of Reading

Benefits of Reading

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.  A child who READS will become an adult who THINKS.     Reading has so many benefits of which I share some below:  Reading exercises our brains. When our children read, studies suggest that it strengthens...