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Homework Books - Helpful or just more work?

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Homework Books - Helpful or just more work?

Homework books, are they actually helpful or do they just create unnecessary work for you and your child? There is conflicting evidence about whether excessive homework actually helps or harms your child*. After doing a bit of reading on the subject, it looks like it all comes down to life balance. So YES, you definitely should let your kids be kids but possibly quick activities are the best way to go. Academic achievement can also have positive effects on self esteem and it has been shown that a lot of a childs development is impacted by their early years and the...

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LynnMall's Top 5 Picture Book Picks

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LynnMall's Top 5 Picture Book Picks

Our manager at LynnMall has put together his top picks for picture books, so have a look through and see if any of these sound like your cup of tea! Heaven by Nicholas Allan: Dill the dog has been invited to heaven and Lily wants to join him but has not been invited. Dill describes his perfect idea of heaven being lampposts, bones and smelly things which is very different from Lily’s version of a whole island made of chocolate and ice cream clouds. Dill must say goodbye to his friend forever. A beautiful story that helps deal with the parting...

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Top 5 Non-Fiction Picks for September / October

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Top 5 Non-Fiction Picks for September / October

Sometimes it can be hard to get kids interested in learning new information, so here's some top picks of non-fiction books from this month to keep your kids learning! (note: these are in no particular order) 1. 100 Facts Dinosaurs You can't really go wrong with dinosaurs! The 100 facts range contains easy to understand information and lots of images to keep the kids interested. It's a fantastic range which is massively popular in all of our stores (and you'll see it feature several times on this list). Dinosaurs are classic, you can almost always get younger boys interested in...

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