Reading and technology The benefits of reading in the context of education and human development in general have been discussed for generations. However, in recent years this discussion has become bound up with our concerns about children’s interaction with technology. Children’s use of social media, for example, and the rise of so-called ‘digital based learning’ in schools, return us to this question about the various benefits of reading. Parents and teachers’ concerns about the rise of children’s ‘screen time’ during the pandemic was also a concern about children’s literacy. If a child spent more time in front of a [...]
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Roald Dahl – George’s Marvellous Medicine Roald Dahl is considered one of the world’s greatest storytellers. In his lifetime he wrote 16 stories for children, and many more for grown-ups. His writing continues to find new readers far and wide and, having been translated into over 70 languages, his influence can be felt far beyond the so-called English-speaking world. According to the Roald Dahl Story Company, set up to ‘protect and grow the cultural value’ of his stories, 300 million books have been sold worldwide, with one new book sold ‘every 2.5 seconds’. [...]
The Stories Behind the Artworks of Beatrix Potter Beatrix Potter, the beloved British author and illustrator, is best known for her charming tales of animals in her children's books, such as "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" and "The Tale of Benjamin Bunny." Her delightful illustrations and loveable stories have captured the hearts of generations of readers around the world (including ours at Little British Schools!). But did you know that behind these beloved works of art, there are fascinating stories that shed light on Beatrix Potter's life, creativity, and enduring legacy? [...]
Five Ways to Support Your Child’s English Learning at Home For parents who are seeking to support their child's English learning at home, it can be a challenge to know where to start. However, with a few simple strategies and a commitment to making English a part of your child's daily routine, you can help your child improve their English skills and develop a love for the language ! 1- Reading Reading is a really powerful way to encourage English learning. In particular, reading illustrated stories allows children to engage more fully — the visual cues providing [...]
It’s been a very busy – and exciting – start to the new academic year at Little British Schools! We’re delighted to announce the opening of two new, Paris-based addresses, and to welcome alongside them a wonderful new team of native-English speaking teachers. Located in the charming 7th (115 rue Saint-Dominique) and 17th (70 rue de Lévis) arrondissements, our new spaces have slotted into their neighbourhoods with ease, welcoming new students, new facilities, and new ways of sharing learning. Delivering vibrant and inspiring English lessons to children of all ages has long been our ambition, and it’s exciting to see [...]
It probably comes as no surprise that, for us at Little British Schools, the benefits of learning another language are pretty much boundless! We’re committed to helping children learn English in flexible and dynamic ways, centering our pedagogical programme around dance, song, arts, crafts, and the seasons. As a team, we’re confident that such creative teaching methods are how children learn best, and we also know that young minds possess a brilliant aptitude for absorbing information rapidly. But what makes learning a second language so great? Here, we delve deeper into the importance of language-learning, and explore [...]