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 Managing your 4-8 year-old Managing your 4-8 year-old


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Managing your 4-8 year-old

As a parent, how many times have you wished you had an instruction manual to hand when you're dealing with a difficult moment?

Parenting can be a tricky business, but here's a guide to help you manage your child's behaviour in a positive and effective way.

Managing your 8-12 year-old Managing your 8-12 year-old

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Managing your 8-12 year-old

Parents - here is a user-friendly guide covering areas such as improving a child's self-esteem, communication, making rules and setting boundaries, rewards, sanctions and dealing with arguments. The advice given is flexible and practical.

Parenting 13-16 year olds Managing your 13-16 year-old

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Managing your 13-16 year-old

Provides a practical guide for parents covering the difficult teenage years on building self-esteem; the value of good communication; on managing conflict; and negotiating with a teenager.

Positive Parenting Positive Parenting

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Positive Parenting

Parenting ... children's behaviour ... it's always in the news. If you listen to all the advice out there your head will be spinning before long. But let's face it, a lot of what is necessary is just plain common sense. Problem is - what is common sense for one set of parents isn't necessarily common sense for another. So what we have in this simple booklet is some common sense advice put across in a lively and humorous way.

A-Z of Tricky Behaviours An A-Z of Tricky Behaviours

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An A-Z of Tricky Behaviours in the Early Years

A book of imaginative ideas for parents, childminders and early years teachers for dealing with some of the more common difficult behaviours that you might have to deal with from biting to swearing. The book is divided into two sections - a short section offering a set of principles for managing children's behaviour, followed by an A-Z of typical problem behaviours, with real-life examples and suggested solutions ... all for only £5.

Worry Box: managing anxiety in young children

Worry Box: Managing anxiety in young children

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Worry Box: Managing anxiety in young children

A practical framework to help parents and carers provide emotional support to young children aged 4 to 11. It can be used at home or at school.
There are 12 practical sessions with the emphasis on involving the child in each. There are useful activities for working on relaxation techniques, comments from adults who have used the approach and a list of further resources to help. (Suitable for 7 to 14 year-olds)

So, I've got Dyslexia ... now what?

So, I've got Dyslexia ... now what?

Understanding what specific learning difficulties mean to you


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So, I've got Dyslexia ... now what?

What does it mean to have dyslexia? How does a young person diagnosed with dyslexia make sense of what it is all about?
Often parents and carers are uncertain of the implications themselves and unsure about what to tell children. This book will help all those involved get a much better understanding of dyslexia and what to expect in terms of support.

Suitable for children from about 7 to 14 years old, the book provides a framework that will enable a parent/carer and child to work through the sections together, remove some of the mystery that often surrounds dyslexia, and take a pragmatic approach to dealing with it.

Four in a Row: Time & Money

Four in a Row: Time & Money  SPECIAL OFFER

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Four in a Row: Time and Money


There are many resources to teach children time and money . . . but not many that are quite so interesting and unusual as this.

Based on the game Connect 4, this is a genuinely brilliant idea to get children working with seconds, minutes and hours, relating analogue and digital times, changing 12 hour times to 24 hour times; adding, subtracting and dividing coins, working out percentages . . . all in a simple games format they will play endlessly!

That’s quite a bold claim . . . but we’ve done it before with the original Four in a Row (see below) and we know just how successful it was at engaging children. Our customers who are big fans of Four in a Row prompted us to do a Time and Money version – hence this edition.

The book is divided into two sections (obviously!), each dealing with time and money. Each section is broken down into several subsections designed to improve understanding, gradually increasing levels of difficulty. Suitable for primary (and children struggling with these skills in secondary), the book contains hundreds of photocopiable master sheets (114 pages).

ADHD and attention difficulties in the early years

AD/HD and Attention Difficulties


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AD/HD and Attention Difficulties in the Early Years

Parents are often left scratching their heads over the issue of ADHD ... there is just so much information ... and misinformation. Dr Hannah Mortimer is well know for putting aside the waffle and focussing on the child. She does that perfectly in this booklet for parents. There is easy-to-read information on identification, diagnosis and what you might observe in this group of children and she suggests ways of providing practical support. " full of useful information, ideas and strategies for dealing with the child who has attention problems, that the practitioner will probably have it constantly to hand ..."

Helping Children Hang on to your Every Word Helping Children Hang On To Your Every Word

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Helping Children Hang On To Your Every Word

Every teacher should read this book regularly! And parents ... if they haven't read it, get one and make sure they do. It is just BRILLIANT.

Why is it that the children who can least afford to switch off are the ones who don’t pay attention? And that children who most need to ask for help are the ones least likely to do so? If children are opting out in the classroom, switching off or passively waiting for direction, we need to understand the barriers they face and help them engage by making their learning opportunities more meaningful, interactive and rewarding.

Written by well-known speech and language therapist Maggie Johnson, this book makes classroom experience more accessible to all learners, and highlights the links between behaviour and hidden language processing difficulties. Based on tried and tested activities, strategies and self-help skills, you will find answers to these questions and ways of improving attention and concentration linked to a simple troubleshooting guide.

Word Problems: The Language of Maths

Word Problems: The Language of Maths

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Word Problems

You've come across this ... children can do calculations – the mechanical aspect – but put the problem into a written context and you will frequently hear, ‘Is it an add or a take away?' 


Using a gradual and structured approach, this makes makes a traditionally difficult aspect of mathematics much more accessible and comprehensible. (Suitable for primary) This is the sort of book that is ideal for parents and children to work through together.

Getting to Grips with Word Problems

Getting to Grips with Word Problems

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Getting to Grips with Word Problems


Because of the way this is structured it is ideal for parents to work through with children.


Many children are able to cope in maths when asked to do calculations, but struggle when the same calculations are presented as written problems. For this reason, word problems are perhaps one of the least popular and most difficult aspects of primary mathematics.

Getting to Grips with Word Problems provides a structured approach. Starting with the four main operations, children work through a format that not only trains them to think carefully about the way in which a problem can be attacked, but also promotes success before moving on to more challenging chapters.


Each of the following chapters begins with a ‘Getting to Grips with’ section which helps to explain the concepts involved, followed by ‘Solve It’ sections with contextual questions for pupils to work through.


The chapters deal with such concepts as decimals, percentages, fractions, money, averages and measurement – topics which children of all abilities may struggle with from time to time.

Gifted and Talented Children Gifted and Talented Children

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Gifted and Talented Children in the Early Years


Let's face it ... we all think our children are gifted (and I'm no exception!) But are they???What do we mean by 'gifted' and 'talented'? What are the characteristics of gifted learners? How do we identify and support children in the early years who show early signs of giftedness? Hannah Mortimer deals with these and other issues, providing practical suggestions about how to identify and meet the needs of gifted and talented pupils.

The issues are addressed in a clear and readable style, always with short examples and a practical focus.

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