We're passionate about supporting parents of school children. Michelle Horne is a primary school teacher with 16 years experience. She will be sharing with you her knowledge and insight about the education process.
Homework - What's the Point?12/04/2013 Duration: 07min
There has always been a lot of controversy about Homework. How much should children do? What age should they start? This podcasts looks at the reasons why homework (in the right quantities) is such an important skill for your child to learn and an invaluable tool for you to use.
Helping Your Child With Maths (Part 3)27/08/2012 Duration: 07min
Maths, more than any other subject is built upon year after year. Each year is built upon the foundations of the previous year. So if your child is missing some crucial information one year, they will struggle with that area the next year. This podcast will show you how best to help your child with both their Maths homework and the Maths they are doing in class.
Helping Your Child with Maths (Part 2)16/07/2012 Duration: 06min
Without a good basic knowledge of Mental Maths your child could really struggle with the more difficult aspects of Maths. This podcast covers a variety of strategies that can be used to help your child improve their basic fact recall and increase their confidence with Maths, in general.
Helping Your Child With Maths (Part 1)15/06/2012 Duration: 12min
Maths is one of those subjects that parents struggle with the most. Either they are good at maths and cant understand why their children don't get it, or they're not so good at maths and just don't understand how to do it themselves. By looking for opportunities to teach maths in everyday life or creating fun experiences, parents can help their children grasp many Mathematical concepts.
Helping Your Child With Spelling10/05/2012 Duration: 13min
Spelling seems to be one of those things that you're either really good at, or not! If you are a good Speller, you probably can't understand what all the fuss is about, and are frustrated that your child has trouble with Spelling. If you aren't a good Speller, you may not even know where to begin. This podcast will give you hints and tools to help your child improve their Spelling.
Helping Your Child to Read03/05/2012 Duration: 11min
We all know that learning to read is extremely important. So how can we as parents help our children to develop this all important skill? This podcast will give you many different stategies that you can use to help your child get into the habit of reading and, eventually, a love of reading.
Help For Struggling Students24/04/2012 Duration: 12min
Why do some students struggle at school or with particular subjects? As a parent, what can you do to help them? This podcast will answer these questions and give you some strategies to help your child work to their full potential and increase their self-esteem.
Speech and Language Development17/04/2012 Duration: 09min
Interview with Noelene, a Speech Pathologist with 17 years of experience. We discuss what Speech Pathologists do and how they can help your child, age appropriate indicators for Language development, as well as how to access your local Speech Pathology services. Hear Noelene's top three tips for helping your child with their language development.
Reward Charts09/04/2012 Duration: 12min
Reward Charts are a great tool to use when there are specific habits that you want your child to develop. By following these simple strategies, Reward Charts could become an effective way of influencing your child in a positive manner.
Manners and Respect29/03/2012 Duration: 10min
Manners and Respect are skills that are impotant for your child to learn in order to perform well at school, get on with their peers and to show respect for authority. In fact, these skills will impact every area of their lives. In this area, more than any other, you have the power to directly influence your child's behaviour and to teach them the necessary skills to get along at school and in life.
Training Your Child To Focus20/03/2012 Duration: 15min
Some children seem to have the attention span of a 'Goldfish'!With a little time and a lot of patience, you can train your child to focus, a skill necessary for success in school work and in the rest of their lives.
Parent Teacher Interviews06/03/2012 Duration: 12min
Meeting with your child's teacher can sometimes be a little daunting, especially if you are not sure what to ask. With our list of 8 questions, parent teacher interviews can be a great opportunity to gain more insight into how your child is behaving at school and how they are progressing with their school work.
Homework Help for High School Students28/02/2012 Duration: 15min
The transition from Primary School to High School can be a difficult one. With a change from weekly homework to assignments with due dates, many parents are at a loss as to how to best help their child. You can train your teenager become organised and efficient so that homework becomes more effective and a lot less stressful.
Homework Help for Older Children21/02/2012 Duration: 09min
Does your child loudly proclaim they have no homework, only to reveal unfinished work at the last minute? You have the opportunity to train your child to do their homework efficiently and to a high standard by following these simple tips.
Homework Help For Young Children14/02/2012 Duration: 13min
Train your child to do homework quickly and to a high standard. Be proactive. Teach your child during the early years of homework and then you won't have to spend the rest of their school life correcting bad habits.
First Day of Kindy29/01/2012 Duration: 10min
The first day of Kindy can be an exciting event or a traumatic experience. You can help to make your child's start to schooling as stress-free as possible and positively influence their view of Kindy.
Prepare your Child for Kindy26/01/2012 Duration: 10min
Kindy can be an exciting event or a terrrifying experience. You have the power to posiitively influence your child's start to their education by implementing these steps.