I absolutely love reading. I learnt to read very early, and consumed books with a voracious appetite. Although I don’t have as much time to read these days, it’s still my go-to relaxation activity. I love being swept away into another time or place, being introduced to characters I will love and hate, and watching … Continue reading The Essential Early Years Reading List
Hi there, it’s great to see you at the Building Bridges Blog. I can tell you're a dedicated, loving parent who wants the best possible outcomes for your child. I know this because you’re taking the time to read this post. I can probably guess a couple more things about you, too. Being a dedicated, … Continue reading Tackling literacy at home
I’ve been inspired to write a piece defending maths from the old catch-cry, “I’m never going to use this in real life! And anyway, I can just use the calculator on my phone!” While I understand and appreciate the humour, it’s an indicator of a deep-seated problem in western society. Many people were taught maths … Continue reading In Defence of Maths
I use the expression “building bridges in your brain” when explaining early learning to both children and their parents. I learnt a lot about brain development while studying teaching at university, but it wasn’t until I watched Dr Robert Winston’s "The Human Mind" that I properly understood how learning works. Dr Winston filmed himself building … Continue reading Why Building Bridges?