Arriving at Za’atari, it’s hard to see where its boundaries are. It’s a vast and sprawling town of tents and caravans. With a population of about 84,000, it is one of the largest refugee camps in the world, opened in July 2012 to host Syrian refugees forced to flee their homes as a result of the civil war. (more…)
Originally posted 2016-01-07 12:26:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Tiger parents, this is for you: the top 10 places for primary schools. There is a caveat — admissions criteria are remarkably localised, so you’ll still have to do your homework
Originally posted 2015-11-26 12:34:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
When we are trying to help our kids learn something new, it is always a struggle to make it memorable. Helping kids with school work can be tedious and boring. It’s so easy to forget children need to go at a slower and more detailed pace than we need to. When we have to learn the topic too, it can make things easier, because we can think about how we are going to remember the information later on. Try having a themed day to help the memory. (more…)
Originally posted 2014-11-09 10:15:35. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
For most people, being in a dangerous environment is something they have to do for work. There are a number of industries out there which have dangerous conditions they have to work in. Among the most common and dangerous work environments is a confined space. Having to work in a very small space for extended periods of time can be dangerous if the worker is not trained properly. In order to make sure all employees have the right training, you will have to get a professional to come in and teach them about confined spaces. The following are a few of the benefits which come with confined space training. (more…)
Originally posted 2015-07-11 02:26:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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If your child is shy and finds it hard to be social with others, there are many ways to boost his or her confidence. Some children find integrating with others difficult. It’s not a failing on your part if your child is a little antisocial. Some children take a little longer to find their feet than others. The problem is that if your child gets into the habit of being reclusive, he or she will struggle to create lasting bonds with others. A child’s social life is just as important as every other aspect of his or her life. One thing that many parents find is that learning magic tricks can increase their child’s confidence. (more…)
Originally posted 2014-11-12 08:28:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
School is much harder than it used to be. This is not to excuse the younger generation’s seemingly lack of drive- what were considered “advanced lessons” during our time are now basic knowledge for our kids. Of course, this varies from school to school, but generally, education is much harder, and the atmosphere on campus is a lot more dense than it used to be.
Originally posted 2015-08-10 11:50:09. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
There is a lot of room on the Web for distractions, and kids are prone to it more than ever. Studies show that elevated Web usage among children can cause obesity and typically leads to feelings of apathy, impacting a child’s social development. The occasional game here or there is fine–and kids will need to use computers in school–but keeping them grounded in the real world is a crucial aspect of child development.
Originally posted 2015-03-02 09:57:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
There is no quicker way to turn a dinner table conversation into a blazing row than to bring up the topic of schools. Wine glasses get knocked over and neighbourhood friendships rupture. I even remember the peace of a family outing to an ice rink in north London being pierced by a screeching scuffle between a leading liberal-left journalist and an equally well known comprehensive school campaigner over where a child was going to be educated.
Originally posted 2015-10-15 12:30:35. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
As the world shifts towards new innovations and concepts, it becomes apparent that a higher demand of education is necessary for younger generations to keep up with the trends. Colleges and businesses are demanding more from students and prospective employees and as such, students must be prepared. To ensure that the majority of students are ready to succeed in the world after high school, Common Core State Standards have been introduced. These standards provide a clear and precise guide as to what students should have learned from kindergarten to their senior year in high school.
Originally posted 2015-01-05 12:46:06. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
While most of summer may be all about vacations, swimming, and family time, some of that family time can be used working on your home and yard. It can be easy and rewarding to have your children get involved on home improvement projects.
Originally posted 2015-06-08 07:48:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter