Minecraft and Mathematics – STEM

Life for the average eight year old has changed, a new world has opened up…MINECRAFT. Every evening around teatime, I have the joy of my son playing this game on the xbox with three of his friends from school. Now they don’t come round to play but meet up in a game world from the […]

Number Bonds against the clock

Gurgle apps have developed a great numeracy app. As parents they realised that few apps assisted with the teaching of number bonds. So they decided to create one. Gurgle Numbers for iPad is a fun Maths game that will quickly help teach your children basic Maths skills including their Number Bonds It certainly does what […]

World Poetry Day – A Poetry App for all ages

If you do one thing with your child today…read them a poem! It is World Poetry Day after all. I love poetry and I love the if app. A little pricy but well worth £2.99 in my opinion and 10% of the sales of the iF Poems App goes to help the work of Save […]

Programming for Five Year Olds

I’ve been reading a lot about programming and it’s demise in post primary schools. If programming is to develop in primary maybe foundation stage teachers need to be shown this app. My five year old loves new apps and over the weekend we downloaded Daisy the Dinosaur for the iPad. Daisy the Dinosaur is a […]

Noisy Literacy – talking and listening

Talking and Listening are often overshadowed by reading and writing under the Literacy Umbrella. This post should give educators and parents alike a few quick ideas for developing talking and listening skills with your children. Reading with a purpose Some children will read contently by themselves however others don’t. My eldest likes reading more when […]

Times Tables

I believe that one of the most important tools for unlocking Mathematics is knowledge of times tables. Children need to embed these facts in their memory in order to grasp multiplication and division correctly. There are numerous ways parents and teachers can impart this crucial knowledge. Sing with them: Cambridge English Online Ltd. – You […]

Mother’s Day make her hAPPy

Mothers day is very special for me. I have a wonderful mum and I love the opportunity to treat her but as the years have gone on there is very little she needs and she hates me spending money on foolish things. At Christmas, she got an iPad mini mainly to FaceTime me and the […]