What are Homophones?

7th May 2021 Have you ever visited the BBC bitesize website? If not before lockdown, you probably have since? It’s a great resource whilst teaching children at home. Have a look at the link below for an easy description of a homophone. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhpk2p/articles/zc84cwx The origin of the word, as it often does, helps with itsContinue reading “What are Homophones?”

Confidence with Dyslexia

9th April 2021 Would you describe yourself as a confident person or do you lack self assurance? I would probably say I am something in the middle of the two depending on the specific task at hand. Imagine if, from a very early age, you feel a ‘failure’ after being continuously confronted with adverse eventsContinue reading “Confidence with Dyslexia”

Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia

26th March 2021 People often ask me “Why do they give the most complicated of words to describe conditions where people struggle with words?” As with any complexities of the English Language it all seems to be a consequence of the rich history of our language. The many differing people who have been in powerContinue reading “Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia”

Dyslexia- sequencing and repeated patterns

5th February 2021 How has Childrens Mental Health Week gone for you? I hope you found some time at some point of the week to talk, slow down and reconnect. To continue, maybe have a look at a selection of books which have been chosen to build young people’s empathy https://www.empathylab.uk/2021-read-for-empathy-collections. Also to help inContinue reading “Dyslexia- sequencing and repeated patterns”

Dyslexia and Expressive language

29th January 20201 Todays post is all about raising awareness for Children’s Mental Health week starting on Monday. Have a look at this link for details: https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/ The theme is ‘Express yourself’ “Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry,Continue reading “Dyslexia and Expressive language”

Confusing Characters

15th January 2021 I write this blog every week in the hope that I may, in my small way, be able to reach out and help someone out there who is desperately looking for some answers or support. I am not selling anything nor do I receive any money or commission. I also wish toContinue reading “Confusing Characters”

Nature or Nurture

8th January 2020 Happy New year to you all, wishing you a healthy and happy 2021. Lockdown 3 was expected but never the less it brings worrying times for many. During these unprecedented, doubtful times we all need a bit of emotional support. The feeling that someone is there for you, understands how you areContinue reading “Nature or Nurture”