Teaching kids to love reading

Learning to Love Jane Eyre

Last night, my 9 year old daughter was chatting with us about the books she just finished reading and how she enjoyed it. I was suitably impressed when she said she finished Jane Eyre and Sherlock Holmes. She even managed to tell me a bit of the story which got me interested. Not bad for…

Want to reduce university costs? Why not swap your teenagers?

Are you dreading the cost of university fees and accomodation this coming school year? Two Mums from Brighton have come up with a cracking idea to reduce university expenses by introducing a “student home” swap scheme. It might not be for everyone but the idea definitely has got some merits. Read the full story on…

Television Is Not Evil

Complain about your favourite children’s TV programme or mention children and television together in the news and you will get comments like these: “turn the telly off, and get your fat children out in the air making mud pies and climbing trees and generally being children, the streets are not occupied by perverts and people…