More than a decade and half since Tony Blair said his three priorities for government would be Education, Education and education, three quarters of parents now believe education is a shared responsibility between themselves and schools and say their main concern is making learning fun.
It’s easy for parents to buy fun stuff that’s not educational and things that are educational but not fun, often resulting a toy Mountain. But new research from RM Education clearly shows that what parents need is a learning resource that is both educational and fun.
For Example, evidence shows our numeracy skills in the UK lag behind other nations and many parents lack confidence when it comes to helping their child. This issue could be addressed by making maths fun and interactive but currently many parents don’t have the support required to do so.
Furthermore, one in five children in the UK has some form of special educational need and there is often a delay between a parent first recognising developmental challenges and receiving a diagnosis. This can take up to two years during which time learning progress may stall. It is therefore especially important parents of children with special Education needs have the tools to help their children overcome these challenges.
So what can parents do to make learning more enjoyable and easier for their children and what tools are available to help during term time but also school holidays when kids can experience a learning dip?
Presenter and a mum of three, Philippa Forrester, is working with RM Education to help raise awareness amongst parents of the tools that are available to make learning fun and effective at Home. She gives her advice, alongside Senior Educational Consultant Kat Howard...