(Storytelling) Stayin’ Alive!

I recently read press headlines about the death of storytelling. Children are learning the intricacies of English grammar at school, but they are failing miserably at the art of describing or writing a story. A teacher reported that “children know what a fronted adverbial is, and how to spot an internal clause, and even what a preposition is – but when I set them a task to write a story, they broke down and cried.”

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Learning Languages

Children often learn additional languages at school or at home; some become fluent, while others get just a taste. Is it worthwhile teaching your child a language if they’re unlikely to be fluent or use it later on in life? We think so!

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