Does the sight of your child's maths homework fill you with dread? Do you look for any excuse when they ask you to explain equations, fractions or multiplication? Maths can often leave children - and parents - perplexed. How to do Maths so Your Children Can Too works through maths topics with a simple step-by-step approach, explaining the new ways of teaching maths that confuse so many parents. This book will show you how to: - Master 'number bonds' and 'number lines' - Divide by 'chunking' - Multiply using 'the grid method' - Work with fractions, percentages and ratios - Understand number and place value Bridging the gap between primary and secondary school - when children often struggle - and packed full of simple, accessible examples, this essential guide will banish your maths phobia and take the pain out of homework time.
Undertaking a research project can be a daunting task for early years students. This step-by-step guide clearly shows you how to organize and structure your project, write a literature review, interpret findings, and successfully present your research. Bringing the whole process to life through practical examples and real case studies, the book is packed with summaries, key points, checklists, and discussion topics, encouraging you to engage with and reflect on your own work. The Third Edition is fully updated to include: New chapters on writing your literature review and structuring your final project Increased coverage of e-research data collection methods New real-life student examples and case studies from the UK and internationally Additional online 'top tips' videos from the author. This is an essential companion for students on undergraduate and postgraduate early childhood courses, teacher education, nursing, and social sciences. It is also useful for early years practitioners required to carry out small-scale research. Dr. Guy Roberts-Holmes is Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. ? Guy Roberts-Holmes will be discussing key ideas from Doing Your Early Years Research Project: A Step by Step Guide in the SAGE Early Years Masterclass, a free professional development experience hosted by Kathy Brodie. To sign up, or for more information, click here.
This guide offers practical ideas for parents to help reinforce what children learn at primary school. It is designed to be used at home to support school learning but not replace it. The book contains information about changes to the education system in the early 21st-century with explanations of various details such as home-school contracts and literacy and numeracy hours. The text covers all the UK National Curriculum subjects and provides many ideas and activities for both parents and children to use and try out at home.
Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could simply wave a magic wand to get kids to do what you wanted? Too many parents, and teachers for that matter, struggle to get their requests heard, understood and taken seriously – kids just don’t seem to be able to do as they’re told nowadays. In Words that Work: How to Get Kids to Do Almost Anything, author Alicia Eaton, a leading Harley Street Hypnotherapist & Advanced NLP Practitioner, explains how much easier it is to get children to co-operate, simply by changing the vocabulary and structure of your sentences. She shows how powerful words are if you know about the NLP ‘language of persuasion and influence’. And also shares the secret to slipping ‘hypnotic influence’ into day-to-day conversations. Originally a Montessori teacher and a mother to three, now grown-up children, Alicia’s combined all her skills, knowledge and expert training to create this unique parenting system that really works. So whether the issue is mealtime arguments over fussy eating or junk food cravings; an anxiety or phobia about dogs, spiders, going to school or exams; a lack of confidence; bad habits such as nail-biting, thumbsucking or bedwetting, you’ll quickly learn what to say and what not to say. You’ll be able to put an end to the nagging and yelling that gets you nowhere and wears you out; reward systems and star charts that quickly lose their appeal; bribery and punishments that achieve nothing and make everyone feel bad. Parents who appear to have well-behaved, happy, high achieving kids are not just plain ‘lucky’ - quite simply, they’re handling things differently and with a bit of inside knowledge, you can too.
Primarily aimed as a practical resource for parents, but also of interest to students and researchers because of its unique content, it includes recollections of and advice on many of the common issues or dilemmas that arise in multilingual families.
Genius is not a mysterious quality possessed by a few. Educators, psychologists and scientists acknowledge the value of early experience in shaping a lifetime of genius. The seeds of a great mind are sown in the talents and qualities parents nurture during infancy and childhood. This book will help you — the caring parent — combine the unique knowledge of your child's personality with the latest research on how children learn at each age, to enable you help your children achieve his full potential. From infancy, pre-school and through school, at every stage, the book is designed to enhance your child's concentration skills, problem-solving abilities, creativity, and honest motivation — the complex dynamics which will translate your child's potential into a brilliant legal mind, a gifted surgeon or a path-breaking physicist.
Fire and brimstone! is this what school is? it has potential. Ah, your thinking yes 'quality of teaching'. And no. I mean 'to wreck your childs life' Here are a few reasons why it is bad. Bullying, not just from other children, but also teachers, 'bullying' and prejudice. Everybody talks about kids bullying never about teachers doing so - or picking on the child. Both my husband and I were subjected to prejudices, even cruelty from teachers. A child cannot succeed or even show up as capable of a subject if their teacher just doesn't like him/her for personal reasons ( they are human). What does school failure lead to? bad reports?who are the reports for, the teacher? the child? the parent? well, if they are for the parent, and the parent has issues about their childs success the child will be told off or worse. Why persecute a child, maybe they are doing their best really, do the parents need to know? to have a written report? My mother tore up my reports and threw them on the floor. My class teacher was the maths teacher and the music teacher. I was bottom of bottom in maths, so she presumed I was bad at music which I am not, and without checking it out gave me bad reports for both. She, along with another teacher overtly disliked me. Again it was a subject I was very capable of, but the teacher never recognised it, wouldnt see, didn't want to know. .Children who are quiet get ignored children who are alpha get all the attention. Children should not be sat on their bums most of the day (they will with pc games later too). The hours are way too long, they dont need it,mine did two to three a day a passed out their school taught friends. Homework is absurd, why not keep them at school another hour or two. Poor kids have to do more than a jobs worth of hours p.d. ( and no reqards except hypothetically in the distant future do they even have a sense that there is a remote outcome?) A school child is branded for life by how they get on at school. Schools, ( once so badly needed) are militaristic, take away initiative intentionally, don't provide for creativity, are outdated in music lessons, train for compliance, and obedience, and to crush individuality. Exams should not exist, like reports -who are they for? they distress the child until they might need support therapy. A child might feel ill or not their best on exam days or week and everything rests on it, that is highly unfair. An assessment of over the years work should be adequate, and much fairer. They are outdated, still running on Victorian principals, Uniform does not create the appearance of equality it is another way of smothering identity, we say who we are through our clothes. Also, poor parents cannot supply the quality of uniform better off ones can and it shows. It puts poor families under pressure. I could and did got on and on-- streaming, what is that for? to make sure the child knows he is inferior or superior?. The whole system needs modernising. Read this then see what you think yourself. I educated my three, and complied to little if anything that a school curriculum specified, but they are all successful in all aspects of their lives. A child needs to have the freedomn to find things and themselves out, not have every minute of most of the day and for years spoken for.
No Problem is one of the Maths Together series, an early numeracy programme for parents and children to share. The set contains six picture books designed to introduce children, simply and enjoyably, to basic mathematical ideas. In addition, each book has its own detailed support notes.
What's in a Number? is part of the Maths Together series, an early numeracy programme for parents and children to share. The set contains six picture books designed to introduce children, simply and enjoyably to mathematical ideas. Each book also has its own detailed support notes.
Abu Ali Counts His Donkeys, is one of the Maths Together series, an early numeracy programme for parents and children to share. The set contains six picture books designed to introduce children, simply and enjoyably, to basic mathematical ideas. In addition, each book has its own support notes.
A practical, supportive book for adoptive parents, carers, teachers and other professionals who live and work with families and children whose happiness and behaviours are affected by attention difficulties and hyperactivity. The examples of real children and adults in everyday situations translate research findings into meaningful strategies for helping families, teachers and children to find more successful means of managing difficult behaviours and emotions.
This book is an accessible guide to helping boost your child’s language, curiosity, and problem-solving abilities outside of the classroom. Packed full of learning activities for children and teaching advice for parents, this book is specifically designed to support parents engaging your children in thought-provoking conversations and problem-solving strategies. Divided into two parts, the authors first guide readers through "Learning Pit" theory, then present a range of lesson suggestions and useful resources for parents to draw on. This book will give you: ideas for learning with friends and family tools to ensure your children make the most of the feedback resource cards and practical suggestions with each activity confidence in your ability to impact your child’s learning The perfect resource for parents supporting learning outside of school, School’s Out, Learning’s In will help you to boost your child’s language, curiosity, and problem-solving abilities.
Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. Practical common sense that gives you support for all the things that most concern you Combines inspiring stories and tips from real mothers Coaching and motivational techniques to boost your confidence For all mums - not just working mums and not just those in a 'conventional' family setting Written by someone who knows what you're feeling - Judy's not just a parent coach, she's also a busy mum of 3 Teach Yourself Motherhood is an inspiring yet practical guide designed to address the top ten issues that most concern you, from concerns about whether you're doing it 'right', to finding time to work (or not?), finding time for your children and still finding time for you. It will help you boost your actual parenting skills - building your childrens' confidence and juggling all the many 'plates' that are needed to help you achieve a happy family - while at the same time focusing on your own needs. Throughout the book there will be lots of case studies, tips and supportive insight and advice; at the same time, you will find lots of interactive material which will help you both to understand your own behaviour and to take steps to boost confidence in all the areas where you feel it is lacking.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed childhood psychiatric condition. It is generally agreed that 2–5% of the school age population is affected by ADHD, a condition characterized by excessive hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity. Children with ADHD, and their parents, have it tough. ADHD is not curable but it is manageable. Behavioural techniques can work wonders to alleviate symptoms and enable children with ADHD and their families to have happy, fulfilling and productive lives. Calm your hyperactive child gives parents the low-down on how they can help their ADHD child be a calmer, happier person. Learn how to spot the warning signs and prevent hyper breakouts before they start, discover the foods that can help your child stay calm, find out how to use cause, effect and consequences to your advantage, and learn how to change your own behaviour patterns to help change your child's. With the help of Calm your hyperactive child you can turn your hyper tearaway into the calm, happy and loving child you know them to truly be.
In a new edition, fully revised and updated to reflect key new curriculum topics and methods, Maths for Mums and Dads guides you through the basics of primary school maths and covers the dilemmas and problems you are likely to be confronted with, including: * number bonds, place value and decimals * long multiplication and division * fractions, percentages and decimals * basic geometry, shapes, symmetry and angles * data-handling, combinations and chance Complete with sample questions, mock exam papers and examples of children's errors, Maths for Mums and Dads will challenge and reassure in equal measure.
What every parent needs to know before your first child starts school. Is your first child about to start school? Do you want to give your child the best start to their education and school life? Are you nervous about dealing with other parents and teachers? If you're worried about how to prepare your child - and yourself - for school for the first time, The Starting School Survival Guide eases your worries and gives you all the gossip from the school gate telling you everything you need to know. Any idea what a number-line is? Nervous of being told off by the lunch box police? It's okay, because Sarah Ebner, author of The Times popular blog School Gate and mother of two, is going to arm you with all the things people never tell you to prepare for when term time begins! Packed with tons of personal advice and tips from parents who've been through it themselves, find out how to prepare yourself - and your child - for surviving the school system unscathed. From help with choosing and applying to the right school in the first place, and preparing for your child's first day, to dealing with head lice, navigating school cliques (children as well as parents!) and interacting with teachers and other parents, you'll find out all the best ways to cope and more, including: Preparing your child: when to teach them to read, the perils of school uniform, tips to help them learn Gossip at the gate: dealing with school gate mums, the etiquette of birthday parties, and negotiating friendships Education: helping with homework, key stage exams and understanding the national curriculum Holidays: how many can you take, holidays in term-time, what to do with your child during the summer Problems at school: children with special needs, coping with shyness, what to do if your child is bullied or is the bully...) From classroom to playground, and beyond the school gate, this is essential reading for every parent entering the school system for the very first time (since you left school yourself).
Why do some people achieve greater success and happiness than others? The key is positive psychology. For most of its history, psychology has focused mainly on the darker side of human behaviour - depression, anxiety, psychosis and psychopathic behaviour. In 1998, Martin Seligman became president of the American Psychological Association and inspired a movement to focus on the positives in human behaviour. Positive Psychology For Dummies: Taps into the burgeoning media focus on happiness and positive mental attitude Provides key information on the origins, theory, methods, practitioners and results of positive psychology Demonstrates how to understand what makes you tick, how to hone positive emotions and how to use positive philosophy for success in both your personal and working lives. Is perfect for a wide audience, from those wanting to get more out of their life, to psychology students or counsellors About the author Gladeana McMahon is co-author of Performance Coaching For Dummies. She is regarded as one of the UK’s top ten coaches. Averil Leimon is co-author of Performance Coaching For Dummies. She is a business psychologist and a leading UK leadership coach.
100 Ways in 100 Days to Teach Your Baby Maths appeals to new parents looking for cheap, simple activities to improve their baby’s academic start in life but also raises important questions, such as why is there such large differences in maths ability between different countries?