Archive for the ‘Features’ Category

  • Why You Should Let Children Be Bored

    By
    May 25th, 2020 No Comments Features

    It may sound counterintuitive, but letting your children “be bored” more often could actually lead to less boredom, more creativity, and greater self-sufficiency. Instead of organizing and micromanaging every task and activity, experts say leaving kids to entertain themselves could help them learn to manage their own time. As an added plus, you get a… Read More

  • 10 Apps to Improve Your Memory

    By
    May 21st, 2020 No Comments Features

    Who wouldn’t like a better memory? The issue is, how can we get one short of better genes and superhuman brain power? A few apps may hold the key. In this post, we share some of our favorites so you can educate and empower yourself. What are the best apps to improve memory? 1. Peak… Read More

  • How to Teach Online When Schools Are Closed

    By
    April 15th, 2020 No Comments Features

    On Monday, the Queensland State Government ruled that Queensland schools will reopen for term two for vulnerable students and the children of essential workers. All Northern Territory students will return to school grounds on April 20th. In South Australia, parents can choose to send children to school or keep them at home. But what about… Read More

  • How to Talk to Kids About COVID-19

    By
    April 15th, 2020 No Comments Features

    It’s a tricky time for teachers and parents, especially if you’re looking after young children. How should you explain what’s going on, and how should you answer the many questions kids are likely to have about COVID-19? It’s hard enough to put our own minds at ease when we don’t know how the situation will… Read More

  • Therapy Dogs for Schools

    By
    March 25th, 2020 No Comments Features

    Considering adding a canine to your school roster this year? Studies show therapy dogs make a big impact on childhood education, especially in terms of social emotional learning in young kids. While you’ll need to be sure the pros outweigh the cons in your particular situation, therapy dogs are becoming a popular choice for classrooms… Read More

  • The Importance of Kids Asking Questions

    By
    March 25th, 2020 No Comments Features

    According to a recent Independent UK article, curious children ask an average of 73 questions per day. Half of those questions many parents struggle to answer, often turning to Google or making something up on the spot. All this questioning begs a question: why do children ask so many questions, and how can parents and… Read More