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Black History Month 2018

‘Early evening, April four Shot rings out in the Memphis sky Free at last, they took your life They could not take your pride.   As a teenager I remember when I first heard...

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Spelling Games

Spelling practice is probably one of the homework tasks that both parents and children dread. However, whether your child is trying to learn a list for a test or practising new rules or key...

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Top 5 Dictionaries for Children

Blackhen’s Pick of Children’s Dictionaries I still get excited about preparing for the new academic year; something that has been with me since being a child. I always got very excited about buying my...

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Summer Holidays – Part 1

I’m sitting in our living room with the shutters closed and the fan on, as we swelter away in 38 degrees or more. This summer has been one of the hottest I can remember...

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Fun with photographs

“Photography is the beauty of life captured,” Tara Chisholm. Photographic images are a wonderful way to make spelling, reading and writing fun. Whether you take some photographs yourself or with your child, or use...