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Why Your Children Should Read For Fun

| September 29, 2018 | 1 Comments

                We do love books in this country and they are a major part of our children’s education and growing up. However with the advent of technology reading is becoming less popular and sadly this can lead to a negative effect on a child’s brain development. Reading is […]

Summer Holiday Fun

| August 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

            The summer holidays can be a great opportunity to spend lots of quality time with your family but you can quickly run out of ideas to entertain them. It is very easy to turn to television or video games in the long weeks ahead. So why not think outside […]

Smithbrook Tuition’s Top Test Tips

| June 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

          Like clockwork, the exam season is upon us again and there is advise everywhere on all aspects of exams from how to revise properly right to how much time you spend on each part of your test. It can get a little overwhelming so we have put together three top tips […]

Smithbrook Tuition’s Hunt For Delicious Easter Treats

| March 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

            Easter is always such a fun time of year but here at Smithbrook Tuition we have been inspired by the incredible chocolate sculpture of a hotel in France, to hunt down some more imaginative Easter treats you can find locally! If you are looking for chocolate to tantalise your taste […]

Quickfire Homework Tips To Help Your Child

| January 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Homework hints

                1. Continuity is key Create an area free of distractions that is the same every day. Try to make the designated homework area somewhere you are available if they need help; this is important for pre-teens. The end of the kitchen table, with no tech, is a great […]

Christmas Activities: Family Friendly Events

| November 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Surrey Christmas events

            Christmas at Kew Kew Gardens lights up its beautiful gardens to create a fantastic trail and display. All you need is your warm clothing and the whole family can experience the twilight magic. A fantastical world will entertain you with added bonuses of fairground rides and festive food and […]

Does Your Child Need to Prepare for Common Entrance?

| October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Common Entrance preparation

                Preparing your child for Common Entrance Children take Common Entrance exams when applying to join independent schools at the age of 11 or 13. They are standardised tests set by the Independent Schools Examinations Board. As a parent or student, you may be unsure as to what the tests […]

Is Your Child Actually Getting Enough Exercise?

| July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Children aren't exercising enough

Is your child getting enough exercise?               Surveys show that many children continue to fall below the recommended physical activity and exercise guidelines.  The government recommend that children between the ages of 5 and 18 should be doing 1 hour minimum of exercise every single day. This should include […]

Quickfire Guide to Snapchat Safety

| July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
Snapchat safety Cranleigh and Godalming =

Schools issue warnings over Snapchat Safety             Schools are raising concerns about online safety for children with particular reference to the new location and map features that Snapchat have introduced. Many smartphone apps utilise location pinpointing as an everyday part of their service. Snapchat raises particular concern for parents due […]

What is the difference between ADD and ADHD?

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

                ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder   People often refer to ADD and ADHD as the same thing which is, in part, correct but the two terms ADD and ADHD do apply to different symptoms. ADHD is a form of ADD with […]