Monday, 30 December 2013

Independent vs State Schooling - 17th October 2013

We are talking about state versus independent schools this week on the Parents Show. What are the differences between the two and what added value, if any, can an independent education offer?

Talking us through the arguments will be Headteacher of Beechwood Park School, Patrick Atkinkson, the Head of Watford Boys Grammar School, Martin Post plus the Good Schools Guide educational consultant Anna Pedroza

Monday, 2 December 2013

Reading - 10th October 2013

Reading is such an important part of every child’s life. We all know how to read but do we know how to get the most out of reading to and with our children? What is the right environment for our children to read in? How often should we correct them? How do we make it fun for them?

We speak to Claire Shanahan from the Book Trust about all these questions and about what the Book Trust has to offer. Our second guest is Parents Show presenter Shirley Hayman who is an early years expert and a devoted parent rolled into one. We will discuss how to integrate a positive reading environment into your home for your children and how to get the most fun out of reading with and for your children. Finally we talk to local author Dawn Finch about her new book Brotherhood of Shades and her inspirations.