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Benefits of Extracurricular Activities For School Students

The question is, what do extracurricular activities mean and why are they important?

Here’s a little secret: extracurricular activities are simply any activity you do outside of your school work. Easy enough, right?

Well okay, that’s great, but why are extracurricular activities important?

Isn’t getting great grades in school good enough? And if you do participate in other activities, why does it matter? Doesn’t everyone do at least one activity that has nothing to do with school?

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5 Steps to Teach Children the Importance of Education

From the earliest days of their school years, kids are exposed to a range of learning environments that will later shape them into well-rounded people, help them cope with real problems and grow up to become independent individuals.

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How children gain confidence and turn "I can’t" into "I can"

The single biggest factor for a successful school year is a child’s confidence and self belief. It affects every aspect of their lives, although it is most keenly felt at school, where differences are measurable against peers.

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Light bulb moments: Helping your child 'get it' with tutoring

Is your child feeling anxious? Do you know why? It could be because they are feeling overwhelmed. It’s seldom about lack of intelligence. More often than not, it’s because something just hasn’t clicked into place. The ‘aha’ moment didn’t happen.

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Sustaining high achievement

Most parents who have recognised a strong academic future for their child are keen to ensure that potential continues to be fulfilled. If your child is confident, happy and apparently performing well at school, it can be difficult to judge whether everything is as good as it could be, or whether it’s time for extra help.

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Comprehension troubles? Books are the answer!

Many children struggle with ‘comprehension’ despite reading confidently. Celia from NumberWorks’nWords suggests that a likely reason is that comprehension texts are increasingly taken from classic fiction and the new GCSE syllabus expects children to understand Victorian texts easily. Many use figurative language, vocabulary and sayings that are no longer in use, whilst the life described is very different from now and modern children don’t necessarily relate to it.

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What type of learner are you?

They say “the early bird catches the worm” and you learn best by repetition, repetition and repetition. These are clichés we have all heard throughout our lives, but do we rely on them in the wrong ways? After all, as we pick things up in different ways, is it fair to drive ourselves, or our children, crazy trying to learn using a method that just doesn’t fit them?

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Restoring learner confidence

When a child’s self-belief and confidence decline, progress at school can quickly enter a downward spiral. You may notice your child starts to talk negatively about their teacher or a particular subject. They may seem constantly confused about homework or become frustrated and angry when working on it. Sometimes a child will carefully hide the problem, to avoid upsetting the family, then one day it just becomes too much and you find them in floods of tears, refusing to go back to school.

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When support becomes pressure: How to help your child achieve without stress

As a parent, you want your child to do the best he or she can in life. Whether it’s about academic, sporting or cultural interests, it’s normal for parents to have aspirations for their children. But when does support become pressure? And how does pressure affect a child?

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Giftedness: A blessing or a curse

When we think of gifted and talented children, we think of kids with high abilities, accelerated learning and exceptional performance. However, the truth is that gifted children can present complex challenges for parents. While gifted children have huge potential and exceptional prospects, the expectations of performance can result in problems.

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