At Explore Learning we often hear from our members that they find it difficult to motivate their child with their learning in the winter months; so we weren’t surprised when 48% of the 1,000 parents we surveyed agreed! Furthermore, 52% said their child has less focus and energy thanks to the dark evenings and shorter days.
We want every child to love learning all year round! That’s why we’re running a series of fun and engaging workshops on Saturday 14th December for families who are not yet members of Explore, to help keep them entertained and their brains active over the festive period.
But our research didn’t stop there! We’ve identified key topics that children find challenging, based on data for over 48,000 of our members:
- 55% of children struggle with blending and segmenting in their first two years of school
- Time is the 2nd biggest area of difficulty in maths for primary school children
- 56% of children in primary school struggle with comprehension?
If you recognise any of these areas of difficulty, then our free winter workshops are for you! We’re covering phonics, telling the time and comprehension to help children be fearless with tackling maths and English and go back to school in January feeling confident.
Did you know that 94% of children think maths is useful for later life? We know how vital maths is to everyday activities, yet for many children this subject can get a little more complicated as soon as it starts using lots of words. That’s why we’re also offering a workshop to help children tackle worded problems to become fearless problems solvers.
The workshop schedule and content is as follows:
10.30 – 11.30am Fun With Phonics (ages 4-6)
In this workshop children will explore the world of rhyming words, building their confidence with phonics and guiding them on their journey to becoming phonics pros and future poets!
12 – 1pm Telling The Time (ages 5-7)
This workshop children will have help tackling the challenge of the big and little hand. We all know how tricky it can be to master this lifelong skill, so there’s no time like the present to start learning.
2.30 – 3.30pm Winter Wonderland (ages 8-11)
This literacy workshop children explore the winter woodland, learning the difference between fact and opinion. Can they use their new found knowledge to stop any arguments forming between some very opinionated animals?
4:00 – 5:00pm Word Problems (ages 8-11)
Maths can get a little more complicated as soon as it starts using lots of words. We will help children tackle word problems to become fearless problem solvers and see maths in a real-life context.
Workshops are completely free, but spaces are limited – book online at explorelearning.co.uk/free-workshops or give us a call directly on 020 7052 1968