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Routine and learning

Running on the road to routine

October, 2011 | Teacher's tips

This week, Kidspot's resident teacher blogger, Jennifer Barker, discusses routine and your child. Just how important is it to establish a solid routine for your child, and what are the benefits? Find out how a good routine can help boost learning at home and in the classroom.

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Ready for School

Different learning styles

Understanding how your child learns can make their education a better experience for all.Children have different ways of learning which the education experts have roughly grouped these into three basic styles – auditory, visual and kinaesthetic. Find out what learning style your child might be and how you can use this to maximise their learning.

Learning difficulties

It's important for parents to understand that each child learns in a different way and difficulties usually mean the child learns in a way that is not the same as an "average" student. So how can you tell the difference between a slow learner or a specific learning difficulty? Read on to find out the difference and what you can do to help your child.

Motivation for school

Trying to stimulate your child’s motivation at school is extremely difficult for parents, primarily because so much of what happens at school is out of your control - the environment provided by the teacher, other students, and the school community can have a powerful impact on your child’s level of motivation. Discover what parents can do to increase their child’s motivation.

Eating for performance

Hungry minds need to eat breakfast. For schoolkids, breakfast really is an important way to start the day. Why? Research shows kids who eat breakfast are more likely to be focused than those who skip breakfast. So it’s important to send your kids off to school with breakfast. Find out our top breakfast ideas that will keep them fuller for longer.

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Maximise learning

Study tips for kids

Research demonstrates that harassing children about homework and study can be detrimental to their motivation and performance, but there are some things that parents can do to encourage effective study. Find out how.

Homework horror

Tips to manage homework

Academic success is very important to many parents, but maybe not so to your children! The following tips can be useful in helping your children to become independent students who know how to manage their own time and studies effectively.

Mulitplication made easy

Fun learning games

Many of us can recall memorising our times tables as children. However the teaching of multiplication in schools now has changed from the drilling of times tables. Here are some fun multiplication games to help your child learn.

Top sites for learning

Educational websites

With many educational websites developed and run by teachers, it makes for a whole new world of interactive learning. These websites will have the kids engaged and actively participating in their education while having fun.

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Did you know?

Breakfast helps focus

Breakfast is a very important meal of the day. A good breakfast can provide your children with energy to give their bodies and brains a morning boost and helps get them ready for the day ahead.

Sultana Bran Buds

Very high in fibre

Kellogg’s Sultana Bran Buds cereal is very high in fibre and a nutritious way to start the day. In fact one 45g serve contains 24% of the recommended daily intake of fibre, making it a great breakfast choice.

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Sultana Bran Buds

Great tasting

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