Helping Your Child – How Much Is Too Much?

How many times have you wanted to step in and help your child when you see them struggling with a task? How hard it is to watch their first awkward attempts at a skill that comes easily from our experience. I’ll never forget when I went to view a nursery for my son. There was…

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Typing Workstation Checklist

It’s Monday morning and as we are all back sitting at our desks, it’s worth taking a moment to check that you are set up correctly. Here is our little checklist when the children come in for their typing lessons each week: Desk is in line with belly button. Arms are at 90° angle to…

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Mental health and exams

                    SATS, assessments, GCSE’s and A levels, school life seems to be all about tests.     My boys seem to be constantly having assessments since starting secondary school and I have just been emailed a large revision list for them both. So how can they cope with…

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Typing for dyslexia

If you are a dyslexic adult, it’s never too late to learn how to touch type. So thrilled for this gentleman who admittedly didn’t find it easy to begin with. But oh my – he was not going to give up! He persevered and practiced every day. He can now use his touch typing in…

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Would you like your child to have better keyboarding skills?

Are they using two fingers? Is their typing painfully slow? 10 week Remote Touch Typing Course For Kids Our 10 week remote touch typing course is the perfect way to learn this incredible life skill. They have the choice of self learning weekly lessons with step by step help from a tutor each week OR…

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Touch Typing and Exams

I felt SO proud yesterday. 😊 A past student asked for an assessment as he is keen to come back for a refresher typing course. It was 4 years ago that I last saw him when he was only 8 years old. Touch typing and dyslexia and dyspraxia His dyspraxia and dyslexia was quite severe…

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Touch Typing Fun

At our Harrow Centre, the children are enjoying their morning cuddles with our new mood star cushion. It’s a great way to talk about how their week has been and help them feel better about themselves. They company also sell a mini set of mood stars. Perfect for children that are non verbal. https://www.wendywoo.uk/mymoodstars/

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Tips to Improve Handwriting

For children, neat, legible, cursive handwriting can be tough.   Writing involves a good grip, coordination and writing for long periods can be extremely tiring, especially in an exam situation.    If your child has educational needs then spelling, grammatical issues, and crossing outs can also be an issue. When my boys were in primary school, they…

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How to touch type the right way

Our remote course is designed so that students can learn from home with our expert guidance. We upload videos and audio instructions throughout the course as well as providing “how to get better” personalised written feedback each week. Sounds pretty straightforward? For the majority of students it is. But we don’t leave it to chance.…

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