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Blackhen’s Book List for Children

What would you like to read next? As a tutor for Blackhen Education, parents ask for my suggestions about books. Sometimes they are for further reading around a topic, but more often than not...

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7 Tips for Reluctant Readers

  How can I get my child to read? This is probably the most frequent question an English teacher gets asked. Actually, it is usually ‘How can I get my son to read?’ That’s...

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5 Ways That WW1 Still Influences Us

November 2018 marks the centenary of World War 1. In the 100 years since that terrible conflict that took the lives of millions, thousands of books, newspaper articles and films have been written. From...

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World War One: A Hundred Years On

One hundred years ago, on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, four years of some of the most destructive fighting the world had ever seen finally came to an...

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6 Spooky Teen Reads For Halloween

I love Halloween, because it happens at my favourite time of the year and falls 3 days after my birthday. It is Autumn, I can close the curtains, light the fire and light the...

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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...