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Parenting

  • Open Day round-up!

    School searching? We've done a round-up of some of the best local schools we have reviewed so far on Muddy. Single line please...

  • 5 fantastic reasons to learn outdoors

    Studies have proven that outdoor learning boosts behaviour and teaches essential life skills. As Somerhill School welcomes all pupils back after lockdown thanks to its outdoor classrooms, and innovative use of grounds and space, we ask them to tell us more...

  • Is it time to try an online school?

    With many children struggling to study at home and doubts over September start dates, specialist ‘virtual’ schools are gaining huge traction - but what do they offer that’s different?

  • Parent ‘Lockdown learning’ survey – the results

    Earlier this month we commissioned our own comprehensive survey amongst Muddy readers into Lockdown Learning – and we’ve been blown away by the response! Thank you to the 1200 of you who expressed how you felt about virtual-schooling, the difficulties you and your children were facing, as well as revealing surprise success stories and offering […]

  • To school or not to school?

    It's the dilemma that's dividing the nation - is it safe to send our children back to school on Monday? Two Muddy editors, one pro and one against, explain why they've made their personal decision.

  • 12 top tips to home schooling

    Here are our top tips from creating the right environment to useful resources for home schooling. Go, Teach.

  • Kid’s play at Little Street

    Take your little one to Little Street and let them get lost in this wonderful world of make-believe safe in the knowledge it's also good for their learning and development. Winning!

  • 7 ways to help your child thrive at school

    To ensure your child has the best chance to flourish, we asked the headteachers of some of Kent's top schools the key things to look out for.

  • Calling all new mums!

    Carefully curated boxes full of essential products and natural goodies geared to each stage of your pregnancy journey - a real treat for any mum to be!

  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    Parlez-vous teen slang? The language barrier has always been a problem when it comes to parent/child communications. Do you find the way your little darlings speak totally basic or, like, lit?

  • The importance of role play

    Role play is a big part of being a kid - but there's a lot more to it than just donning a firefighter's hat and pretending to be the hero. Here are six valuable skills your child learns through role play.

  • Open Days: 7 top tips

    We've put our hand up in class and asked 7 top head teachers to give one ULTIMATE tip each to help you get the most out of school Open Days

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