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Combining practical suggestions with the latest research and his own experience as a teacher, Jonathan Hancock reveals how to give your child the best possible start at school. Help them become able readers, confident with numbers, and give them the skills to shine both socially and academically through a series of fun games and simple exercises that all the family can enjoy.


Help Your Child Succeed at School includes:

Part 1 – Getting ready for school: preparing children to be brilliant
Chapter 1: Your child’s brainpower: how to activate it
Chapter 2: Engaging with learning
Chapter 3: Working with others
Chapter 4: Putting your child in control
Chapter 5: Key thinking and learning skills

Part two – In school: helping children meet all the challenges of primary education
Chapter 6: Words and numbers
Chapter 7: Knowledge and skills
Chapter 8: Rules, roles and responsibilities

Part three – Out of school: adapting home life to support your child’s educational success
Chapter 9: Healthy families, healthy minds
Chapter 10: The end of primary – and beyond


Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:

Not got much time?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.

Author insights
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s many years of experience.

Test yourself
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.

Five things to remember
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

Try this
Innovative exercises illustrate what you’ve learnt and how to use it.