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A parent's guide to the 2017 Key Stage 1 National Curriculum Tests (or SATs) for 7 year olds in England. What they are, how you can help and why you shouldn't panic!

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Why you shouldn't be afraid to overrate your child

There's an important discussion to be had here about pervasive gender stereotypes and how they limit girls' ability to fulfil their potential. But there's another really important take-home for parents, regardless of their children's gender: Don't be afraid to overrate your child

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The year 1 phonics screening check - a guide for parents

In Year 1, all children in England take a phonics check. It's not a test, and it's nothing that parents or children can really prepare for. It simply allows schools to check that pupils have learned phonics to an appropriate standard for their age.

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Generally, children with dyslexia have difficulties recognising the individual sounds (phonemes) that make up words. The brain differences created by dyslexia mean that children tend to see words as whole entities, and struggle to identify and manipulate the smaller sounds within each word.

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Top tips to get kids interested in reading

Try to carve out some time in the daily schedule that is just for reading. If you are able to keep it quiet, relaxed and fun so much the better. When mustering enthusiasm for reading is hard work, make it a little more exciting by creating a reading 'den'

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Fun ways to help your child learn the letters of the alphabet

There are, of course, thousands of alphabet themed toys, books and games aimed at children. But it's that little bit of extra involvement from parents that is the secret sauce in kids' successful learning.

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The struggle with dyslexia (and how Komodo can help)

There are a range of educational approaches that can help overcome the challenges of this learning difference. At Komodo we’ll take on board your advice and assign a learning plan to meet the individual needs of your child.

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