Online Resource: Instructables.com

What Is It? Instructables.com is a website devoted to helping you work out how to do just about anything. As a result, it’s a great resource for anyone looking for a project, or two, to do with a child (particularly an older one). If you’re at a loose Read More …

Online Resource: Character Lab

What Is It? Character Lab is an organisation and website that is dedicated to using science and evidence-based methods to mould critical characteristics in children and young adults to help them increase their likelihood of becoming happy and successful adults. It’s aim is to bring together Read More …

Online Resource: To Raise Brave Girls, Encourage Adventure (Ted Talk by Caroline Paul)

This is a thought-provoking Ted Talk by Caroline Paul that I consider a must-watch for parents of young girls. It discusses how you can raise girls who are willing to take on the world, rather than sit back and watch it passively pass them by. As the Read More …

Online Resource: Ten Magic And Cool Science Experiments For Christmas

Around the upcoming holiday time, and despite the excitement surrounding the big day itself, there’s a good chance that, at some point, your kids will end up complaining that they’re bored. If this happens, then you may find this video very useful as it details ten experiments Read More …

Online Resource: Easy DIY Projects For Kid Engineers By Fawn Qiu

This is a great Ted Talk from Fawn Qiu about how to create easy projects to help kids learn about engineering. It’s a great example of how, with a little careful thought and planning, relatively complicated subjects can be taught in simple, fun and practical ways Read More …

Online Resource: Read Write Count

What Is It? Read Write Count is a great initiative which aims to encourage parents to integrate the learning and practicing of reading, writing, counting and maths into everyday family life in fun and practical ways. Through this, they hope to improve the academic skills of children Read More …

Online Resource: An Economist’s Guide To Parenting (A Freakonomics Radio Podcast)

For those of you who don’t know, Freakonomics (a term coined by Stephen Dubner and Steven Levittis in their 2005 book of the same name) is the exploration of economic theory and practice, not through studying international commerce or national economics, but through the types of everyday situations and examples Read More …

Online Resource: Conquer Maths

What Is It? Conquer Maths is a subscription-based website which provides online tutorials and support covering most areas of maths for children aged four to eighteen. The maths tutorials are structured in such a way as to allow the student to be in full control of Read More …

Online Resource: #ToyLikeMe

What Is It? #ToyLikeMe is a website dedicated to providing toys which represent the full diversity of humankind, and particularly toys that represent people with a disability or difference. It started life as a campaign to encourage the global toy industry to provide such toys, Read More …

Online Resource: Parenting Science

What Is It? Parenting Science is a website that offers evidence-based information on child development from the perspectives of psychology, anthropology, evolution and cognitive neuroscience. Its articles can be searched by the stage of your child’s development (Babies, Pre-schoolers and Big Kids) or by the type Read More …