Blog: Helping children to enjoy reading
Fathers' impact on young children's language and literacy
"The time spent by fathers in reading to very young children is the strategy most consistently associated with their early reading and writing skills" (Clark, 2009). The Fatherhood Institute is the UK’s fatherhood think-and-do-tank. Their Fathers Reading Every Day (FRED) initiative is a simple, effective and sustainable intervention that gets dads reading to their children. It’s been piloted it in UK primary schools and early years settings and has shown that it can dramatically improve children’s outcomes. Find out more.
Blog: Helping young people become confident and emotionally resilient.
Children’s levels of confidence and emotional resilience have a direct impact on school and home life. Friendships, academic studies, emotions and health are all affected. Annette Du Bois shares her tips for helping young people become confident and emotionally resilient.
Stay in the know with the Parentkind eBulletin
Each half term we send out our Parent eBulletin with latest blogs, news articles and information to help you form great connections with your child's school, support their learning at home and have a voice in education. Sign up now!