Learning Differences

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...

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...

Should my child be bilingual?

Should my child be bilingual?

The world seems to be shrinking. Cheap travel and instant communication mean it’s a smaller place than it was when we were growing up, and the trend looks set to continue. How do we prepare our children for the challenges and opportunities this presents? Making sure they can speak a foreign language is a good place to start. Here’s the best of what the internet has to say about the 'whys' and 'hows' of raising bilingual children.

Connected, creative, constructive and unconventional

Connected, creative, constructive and unconventional

Have you ever wondered what a world without dyslexia would look like? A very boring one. Hugely successful people who have had a major impact on our daily lives have Dyslexia, such as Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. – and they’re not alone.

Dealing with failure

Dealing with failure

As Bill Gates famously said: “It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” Failure is part of life, it’s part of growing up, so how should parents help their kids deal with it, whether it’s being flummoxed in a highfalutin spelling bee or trailing in last on sports day?

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