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Animal Adjectives

Animal Adjectives

‘Nice’ has long been the bête noire of English teachers, a bland, boring adjective that really doesn’t roll up its sleeves and earn its place in a sentence. It’s a lazy word that does little to describe a feeling or event, or help the reader paint a picture of what’s going on.

Autism and Play

Autism and Play

Lucie Aiston has two children – daughter Izabel and son Xavier. Three years ago Xavier was diagnosed with autism, and for the last year Lucie has blogged at ourworldandautism.com about family life with an autistic son. Here she writes exclusively for BrainBox about her experience of autism, play time and how one of our games has helped...

10 Must Read Books Before You Grow Up

10 Must Read Books Before You Grow Up

Ah, the pleasure of reading to your kids and the chance to bring books to life with a flourish, as your hone your villainous voice or perfect the trembling, faltering speech of a little old lady. Here’s ten of the best books you should try to read with them before the bedtime story becomes uncool...

A Very Great Britain

A Very Great Britain

Living in Britain, it’s easy to get a bit blasé about the history, natural beauty, architectural achievement and general fascination all around us. So here are 15 things you might not know about Great Britain - some wonderful, and some rather quirky…

10 ways to make Easter the best school holiday

10 ways to make Easter the best school holiday

Spring has sprung, the daffs are out and the birds are singing – what better time to get back outdoors and enjoy the British countryside? Here are ten ideas to make the Easter holidays truly memorable, whatever the weather.

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