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5 Books for World Refugee Day

Refugee (noun) ‘A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution or natural disaster’. The concept of refugees goes back centuries. It is founded on the practice...

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How to Teach Your Child Phonics

Why do we use phonics? Phonics is one way of teaching young children to read. It is a very important step in the process of learning to read, particularly for children aged 5-7 yrs....

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7 Children’s Books for Easter

As well as the chocolate eggs and Easter treats, why not pick up a book and read it with your child? Buy them a book to go with their chocolate eggs? There are plenty...

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How To Be A Better Writer

Whether you’re writing something creative like a story, or something more formal like a letter, good writing is an invaluable skill. There are hundreds of ways you can improve your writing, and the internet...

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Making Books

Today is World Book Day! One of the highlights of the school calendar for teachers and students alike. Its magic is two-fold, because we all get to indulge in dressing up (I have been...

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Holocaust Memorial Day

January 27th marks Holocaust Memorial Day. On this day we remember the millions of Jews that were murdered in the concentration camps by the Nazis during World War II. It is very important that each...

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New Year Resolution – Pick up a Book!

January is here again! Once again we will all be looking to become better people. Be it slimmer, smoke-free, alcohol refraining, multi-lingual, kinder or less-stressed. The list goes on. For many, these admirable aims...

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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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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...