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Screen saver?

Screen saver?

Chances are that your parents attempted to limit your time in front of a screen, and that you do the same. But there have never been more screens for children to choose from! Televisions, computers, tablets, smartphones – all competing for attention, often at the expense of time spent at play. How comfortable should we be with this shift?

Future-proof children?

Future-proof children?

The world is changing fast. Reading, writing and arithmetic might have been the buzzwords while we were at school, but what about our children – what skills do they need to learn to equip them for the future? We pick out five essentials...

Family life in 3D

Family life in 3D

To mark Dyslexia Awareness Week 2014, we asked mother of two Rachel Smith to reflect on the ups and downs of life in a family where husband and son are both dyslexic…

Please don’t stop the music

Please don’t stop the music

Classical pianist James Rhodes is on a mission. He wants all those unused musical instruments out of cupboards and attics and into the hands of children in primary schools across England. Why? Because music is much more than just music – it’s a doorway to a lifetime of opportunity…

Helping your children deal with change – and emerge better for it

Helping your children deal with change – and emerge better for it

We've all been there, standing rather self-consciously in a slightly over-sized new school blazer as our parents snap away with their camera for posterity. And as a new school year gets under way, it’s a scene that will have been played out up and down the country...

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