Managing Homework at Home
Homework can be a huge cause of tension in our family homes. Jason Gibson has seen this play out on a lot of families over the years and has some tips for how to survive the homework years with as little stress as possible.
Using time trials to help your child learn
Some kids take in information more effectively (and find homework more interesting) if there’s a race or competition involved! In this video, Jason Gibson explains how time trials can help…
Is homework really necessary?
Andrew Oberthur, veteran Primary School Principal, dives into the sticky subject of homework: How much (if any), why it’s necessary, and what it should consist of.
What is so good about a junkyard playground
Teacher Tom talks about the importance of giving our children different items that enables them to create their own 'play equipment'.
Using response cards to help with homework
In this video, Jason Gibson gives us a clever method for helping kids with their homework that’s a bit different and more engaging than the usual verbal question and response…
How can parents facilitate routines and schedules for kids learning at home?
K-12 Principal, Rob Walker, explains why it’s important to keep students in a routine while they’re learning at home, and suggests a few other things to keep in mind...
How can I help my child transition smoothly into school?
Andrew Oberthur, ParentTV expert and Primary School Principal, gives us the lowdown on what parents can do to help make the transition to Prep as smooth as possible for our…
Preparing toddlers for childcare or preschool
(4:40 mins) When preparing your child for preschool here are three areas that are essential and they may not be what you think!
What it means for play to be self selected
What is play and why is it important for our children? Teacher Tom gives some insightful examples into the importance of play for children.
What do you do if your child refuses to go to school?
ParentTV expert and Primary School Principal, Andrew Oberthur, has some suggestions for parents dealing with school refusal.
Do kids still need to learn handwriting?
With iPads and computers in classrooms across the country, do kids still need to learn handwriting? Primary School Principal, Andrew Oberthur, says they do.