Review:Wooden Magnetic Fishing Game by Enjoydeal

Shape sorters and puzzles are fantastic for developing the following skills: fine motor, problem solving, shape recognition, memory and coordination. And therefore have an important role in any pre school child’s play and learning.  But wouldn’t you agree that most shape sorters/ puzzles for pre school children are […]

Review: Shape Sorting Clock 

Learning to tell the time is an important skill for all children. With many analogue clocks being replaced with digital ones, there is a danger that children aren’t being given enough opportunities in the ‘real world’ to help them acquire this skill. I was therefore delighted to discover […]

Review: Sensory Yoga for Kids by Britt Collins

Written by Britt Collins, a Pedriatric Occupational Therapist from Colarado State University, this book provides a detailed guide of how yoga can benefit children of all abilities. As a mum and a tutor for children with Special Educational Needs (www.cheshireSENtutor.com) I was intrigued by this book and the […]

Review: Raz-kids.com

In a previous blog post I spoke about the difficulties of comprehension tasks for some children. In my search for accessible and engaging comprehension activities I came across a website called Raz-Kids.com. Part of ‘Learning A-Z’, Raz-Kids is an online learning platform packed full of interesting fiction and […]

Review: Autism Parenting Magazine

As a tutor for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)(www.CheshireSENtutor.com) it is incredibly important for me to keep up to date with current SEN issues. Working in a school enabled me to discuss ideas with my colleagues, whereas working for myself means it is imperitive that I read […]

Making a Sentence

I’ve been on the hunt recently for a fun way to encourage children to write sentences. I didn’t want my tutoring sessions to always have the child writing on a piece of paper. These ‘Sentence Building Dominoes’ by Crossbow Education have been a hit. So far I’ve discovered […]