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Supporting your child’s learning

Learning happens everywhere – not just at school! Here are some tips for supporting your children’s learning.

For tips to help older children and teenagers, check out our page on supporting your teenager’s learning.

Tips for helping children with their homework or learning at home activities

Tips for making learning fun

There’s more to learning than going to school and doing homework. There are lots of opportunities for children to learn outside of the classroom. Here are some tips for introducing learning into your daily routines.

Useful resources

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize has resources for kids of all ages, including a number of educational and entertaining videos that can give you a break. The BBC Newsround page is a good way for kids to keep up to date with the news if they want to find out what’s happening. If you want something more fun but also educational try the CBeebies and CBBC pages.

Maths resources

Helping your kids with maths might be a little daunting at first. Sumdog, the Maths Week Scotland website and Numberblocks are great places to start.

Our page on helping with maths homework has lots of suggestions for ways to make maths fun. You can also check out Parentzone Scotland and Scotland Learns for ways to support your child’s numeracy at home.

Reading resources

Again, BBC Bitesize is your friend! The Scottish Book Trust also has a great site.

Our page on helping kids with their spelling homework has lots of suggestions for ways to make spelling fun. You can also check out Parentzone Scotland and Scotland Learns for ways to support your child’s literacy at home.

Supporting children with additional support needs

Our page on supporting children with additional support needs has advice on how to help your child with their learning as they return to school. Further information is also available on the Parentzone Scotland page on supporting children with additional support needs and additional support section.

Learning at home

If schools need to close again, your child may need to return to learning at home. You can find out more about this on our page on supporting your child if they have to learn from home and on Parentzone Scotland.

More information

You'll find lots of information on the Parentzone Scotland website to help you support your child's learning.

Being a parent is the best job in the world, but it can also be one of the most stressful. There will be days when it all feels a little too much. To help you manage the challenges ahead, Parent Club has some tips on coping with being a parent and keeping calm with your wee one so you can build a rewarding relationship together. 

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