30 second tips: its or it’s?

The first of our 30 second tips went down well, so now it is time for a second. Today, we are looking at its and it’s. This is one which often confuses people. Hopefully this little clip will give you a way to remember which one you use in which situation.  The first series of our course ‘The mechanics of English’ which gives you more strategies for improving your spelling as well as looking at grammar and application of language, is up and running now. Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter or contact us, if you want to be … Continue reading

30 second tips: Spelling

This is the first of our 30 second tips; and that’s just what they are. 30 second films which give you a mini lesson in something that you might find useful. Today, we are looking at spelling and a strategy you might want to employ to help you improve your spelling. This is a variant of the ‘look, cover, write, check’ method, but really helps you to commit the letter order to memory. If spelling is something you’d like help with, don’t forget our upcoming course, ‘The mechanics of English’ which will give you more strategies for improving your spelling … Continue reading

Science inspiration

A friend asked today about science experiments they could do with their child and I reeled off a few, but it got me thinking about where I have got my ideas for science experiments which are easy to do at home.  Today’s mini blog, therefore is a list of some of the books, websites and other inspiration from which many of our science experiments at home come. Books 1) A great book we have used for years is Usborne’s 50 science things to make and do. The activities range from things that young children can do unsupervised to more complex activities … Continue reading