Why does my child not like school?

It’s easy to blame yourself for the anxiety your child feels and subsequently promise yourself to leave more time to prepare for the day, the next morning. But it’s not actually to do with the preparation. It is to do with a type of anxiety that has turned into a habitual pattern, a trauma. This can occur in any situation, not just going to school.

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Andrew Moore
Music and Education

Music and actively playing an instrument helps a young child develop an assortment of skills. A simple activity of an infant banging on a sauce pan with a spoon is potentially developing rhythmic skills. The rhythms create an awareness of sequences Creating a repeated sequence of noises, adds logic to the whole process not to mention the hand eye co-ordination and large motor skill development.

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Andrew Moore
Help is at hand for children with poor handwriting

Little is known by parents on how to help their child struggling with handwriting. Schools may be willing to provide the necessary support with additional worksheets to practice. But parents can remain baffled as to why the effort is not being translated into the necessary legible script promised by additional practise.

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Andrew Moore
Does your child hate spelling?

Reading acqusition preceeds writing and spelling.  An interest in reading leads to building vocabulary and word recognition. Once spelling tests are introduced to the mix, children learn spellings and build a dictionary of words which they can use to build sentences.

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Andrew Moore