Students are successful with their learning when they have the support and resources they need, along with strong habits and motivation to keep them going. Parents play an important role in their children’s academic success and can have a positive impact on their learning by engaging with their homework. Taking an interest in your child’s homework, lending a helping hand, providing extra support when needed, and modelling organisational skills and time management go a long way in helping your child achieve academic success. Homework shouldn’t be treated as a chore or something the family dreads. Cultivating a positive outlook about homework and taking an active role as a parent can make the daily task enjoyable and rewarding. This blog explores 5 tips to make homework less stressful and more beneficial for the whole family.
The new school year is upon us! Many of us share the sentiment that the new year brings new beginnings, and provides renewed opportunity for personal growth. Following a disruptive 2020, many of us are seeking stability and normalcy for the year ahead. Though we can’t predict what 2021 will bring, we can set our children up for success, and help them start the school year strong. Read on to discover 4 ways to help your child succeed this year.
Positive habits make life easier. When a habit is engrained, it becomes second nature, and we make it a priority without having to motivate ourselves to complete a task. Establishing good habits early in life sets us up for success down the track, and is a skill that can be applied in all areas of life. Children are influenced by what they see around them, and what is normalised in their lives, so when parents, teachers and mentors model positive habits, children will follow their lead. Good habits are beneficial in all aspects of life, from what we habitually eat, to how active we are, and how we spend our time. Instilling positive study habits in children is important for their academic development and helps shape them into active learners. Read on to discover 5 ways to instil study habits in young learners.
With the new school year fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about getting ready for the return to school. After a long break from classes and our term-time routines, returning to school can take some adjustment, and a little preparation goes a long way! To help students start the year strong, return to school with confidence, and support parents during this busy time, we have prepared a back to school checklist. This blog outlines the essentials to help your child return to school with ease and establish healthy routines for the new school year. Whether your child is starting a new school or new school year, these tips will help with the transition from holidays back to school.
School holidays offer excellent opportunities for family travel. Whether you are travelling to visit extended family, to explore new places, or visiting a family-favourite destination, travelling with children has its challenges, as well as its perks. Creating new memories, sharing experiences, getting lost together, and enjoying downtime as a family are some of the rich experiences that holidaying as a family provides. This blog explores 4 reasons to travel with children during the school holidays.