Posts Tagged ‘books’

Book of the month: Goodbye Glossophobia – A guide to banish your fear of public speaking

Jan 12 2020

Public speaking advisor Esther Stanhope advises her audience on effective communication and how to succeed in your job in her thought-provoking self-help book, Goodbye Glossophobia – A guide to banish your fear of public speaking.

It is certain that everyone has had to speak in front of a group at some point in their life. Whether this is in front of ten or ten thousand people, it can be equally terrifying for everyone. I’m sure almost everyone has had a moment whilst on stage, you gaze out across the audience and become engulfed by the fact that hundreds of pairs of eyes are fixed on you. Overwhelmed, you then begin to stumble, your speech is ruined, and you’re humiliated. Stanhope’s polished information guide provides a clear insight into not only why we have such a fear of public speaking, but also what we can do to (as she puts it) ‘own’ our fears and transform into much more confident public speakers.

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7 ways to introduce education into your child’s bedroom

Jan 10 2020

When it comes down to giving our children a loving and wholesome upbringing, one of the most important factors is their education. We want to provide our children with the opportunities we may never have had and in many cases, try to save them from the mistakes we made whilst growing up. Whether that means growing up in a situation with very few opportunities, not choosing to continue with further education or even going down a career path that wasn’t meant to be.

All these problems often stem down to education and as a parent, there is only so much input we can give. After all, many of us have children that are schooled outside of the home. It’s a sad reality, but our children’s teachers spend more hours in the day with our children than we do.

With that in mind, the bigger impact we have on our children after school hours and often, within the home, is crucial. Installing an educational wallpaper, globe or bookshelf in your child’s bedroom won’t only educate them in a fun way, but will invigorate and inspire them to learn every day. Read on to find out 7 ways to introduce education into your child’s bedroom.

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The Gift of Reading

Dec 23 2017

Holiday fun with reading!


The Christmas holidays are the ideal time for family fun, great food, party games and outings. The learning needn’t stop at this time, but it should be kept fun and festive. Classic board games help improve word power, from Boggle to Scrabble to Articulate, and others such as Monopoly require numeracy (and cunning!).


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Win 1 of 2 sets of Christmas Classics Picture Books by Scholastic Book Clubs

Dec 05 2017


We have 2 sets of these fantastic collections of all-time seasonal Christmas Classics favourites to give-away thanks to Scholastic Book Clubs. Featuring best-loved characters such as Elmer and Alfie, they’re the perfect way to gently harness children’s excitement in the build-up to Christmas.


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Book of the week: The Ultimate Insult Generator by Mike Barfield

Aug 06 2017


If you want your children to stop using swearwords make them read The Ultimate Insult Generator filled with over 60 Million Hilarious Zingers and Stingers
published by Laurence King in August 2017.


The Ultimate Insult Generator is a zany new insult-generating flipbook by the hilarious comic writer and children’s author, Mike Barfield. My 11 year old son could not put it down for the first week since getting it.


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