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Teach Yourself: Help Your Child to Succeed at School

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Combining practical suggestions with the latest research and his own experience as a teacher, Jonathan Hancock reveals how to give your child the best possible start at school. Help them to excel at reading, become confident with numbers and develop the skills they need to shine both socially and academically, through fun games and simple exercises that all the family can enjoy.

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Overview

Combining practical suggestions with the latest research and his own experience as a teacher, Jonathan Hancock reveals how to give your child the best possible start at school. Help them to excel at reading, become confident with numbers and develop the skills they need to shine both socially and academically, through fun games and simple exercises that all the family can enjoy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071740043
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/19/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Hancock is not only a primary school teacher, he was also the world's youngest ever World Memory Champion and has written eight books on memory and learning.

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Table of Contents

Meet the author x

Only got a minute? xii

Only got five minutes? xiv

Only got ten minutes? xviii

Introduction xxiv

Part 1 Getting ready for school: preparing children to be brilliant

1 Your child's brainpower: how to activate it 3

Learning begins 3

The first few months: stimulating the senses 5

From one years: make problem-solving fun 11

From two years: collect treasure 13

From three years: help them to pretend 14

From four years: have fun with fingers 17

From five years: explore the past, present and future 20

From six years: play Pelmanism 22

From seven years: write strange stories 23

2 Engaging with learning 26

Testing for brilliance 27

Multiple intelligences 30

Learning styles: visual, auditory and kinaesthetic 33

Left-handed children 40

Boys and girls: learning differences 41

Does birth order affect achievement? 42

The importance of friends and social life 44

Dealing with emotions 46

Concentration and focus 47

Happiness and learning 48

3 Working with others 51

Analysing your child's character 52

4 Putting your child in control 81

Taking control of communication skills 82

Taking control of confidence-building 92

Taking control of concentration levels 99

5 Key thinking and learning skills 107

How do we learn? 108

Stimulating learning: warm-up activities 112

Improving your child's visualization skills 115

Strengthening your child's senses 117

Improving your child's memory 120

Using the power of questions 124

Using 'memory journeys' to connect information 125

Building problem-solving skills 130

Encouraging philosophical thinking skills 135

Part 2 In school: helping children meet all the challenges of primary education

6 Words and numbers 141

Literacy 143

Speaking and listening 144

Reading 145

Writing 157

Numeracy 164

Using maths every day 169

Memory techniques for maths 172

7 Knowledge and skills 181

Science 183

ICT 187

History 191

Geography 195

Modern Foreign Languages 198

Art 201

Design and Technology 205

Music 207

Physical Education 209

8 Rules, roles and responsibilities 214

RE and PSHE 214

Helping your child prepare for school 216

Expectations and responsibilities 218

Communicating with your child's school 229

Dealing with the challenges of school 232

Part 3 Out of school: adapting home life to support your child's educational success

9 Healthy families, healthy minds 243

Love and learning 244

Nutrition 245

Sleep 251

Exercise 252

Humour and learning 253

Memory skills and daily life 258

Thinking games 259

Homework 266

10 The end of primary - and beyond 271

Tests and assessment: what to expect 271

Motivation and your child 272

Preparing for tests or exams 274

Making the most of the results 282

School reports 283

Transition to secondary school 284

Learning communities 289

Afterword 294

Taking it further 296

Index 299

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