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Slide into Summer Reading with Libraries NI
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Slide into Summer Reading with Libraries NI

Created on: Monday, 10 June 2019 by Mums NI
Mums NI

From Monday 1 July children across Northern Ireland will be sliding into summer reading for this year’s Big Summer Read.   The annual reading initiative is a free...

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Winners of Anti-Bullying Week Creative Arts Competition Announced
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Winners of Anti-Bullying Week Creative Arts Competition Announced

Created on: Monday, 19 November 2018 by Mums NI
Mums NI

Respect was the clear message from the winners of this year’s Anti-Bullying Week creative arts competition (art and movie/performance) which were announced recently...

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Anti-bullying Week - Top Tips for Parents and Carers
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Anti-bullying Week - Top Tips for Parents and Carers

Created on: Monday, 12 November 2018 by Mums NI
Mums NI

Schools and youth groups across Northern Ireland are getting ready to take part in this year’s Anti-Bullying Week, which kicks off on Monday 12 November 2018. Under this...

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Local Schools and Youth Groups 'respect' Anti-bullying Week
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Local Schools and Youth Groups 'respect' Anti-bullying Week

Created on: Friday, 09 November 2018 by Mums NI
Mums NI

RESPECT is at the heart of this year’s Anti-Bullying Week – w/c 12 November 2018 Schools and youth groups across Northern Ireland are getting ready to take part in this...

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The Importance of Art and Design for Young People
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The Importance of Art and Design for Young People

Created on: Tuesday, 10 July 2018 by Sinead Mc Dermott Campbell
Sinead Mc Dermott Campbell

Art and Design education plays a crucial role in the development of children’s minds and creativity.  Art benefits children in numerous ways, it encourages them to...

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Who is responsible for helping my child prepare for the Transfer Test?
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Who is responsible for helping my child prepare for the Transfer Test?

Created on: Monday, 18 June 2018 by Clare Rimmer
Clare Rimmer

This year’s Primary 6 children who wish to gain entry to one of Northern Ireland’s 63 selective grammar schools are already well in to their preparations for the November...

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Handy Hints for Homework Help!
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Handy Hints for Homework Help!

Created on: Sunday, 05 November 2017 by Katie Matthews
Katie Matthews

The dreaded “H” word – Homework!  At some stage, most parents will have a battle, tears or tantrums (or a combination of all 3!) when it comes to their...

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My child is falling below average.  What can I do to help?
Your Kids Education

My child is falling below average. What can I do to help?

Created on: Monday, 25 September 2017 by Clare Rimmer
Clare Rimmer

Every year our children are put through standardised tests that allow teachers and parents to compare students against children of the same age in the general population. ...

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Why are so few girls taking up Science-related jobs?
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Why are so few girls taking up Science-related jobs?

Created on: Thursday, 21 September 2017 by Science Starz
Science Starz

A recent study in the Journal of Science found that by age 6, girls are less likely than boys to think members of their own gender can be brilliant. It is well known that women...

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Encouraging your child to read
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Encouraging your child to read

Created on: Friday, 21 July 2017 by Mums NI
Mums NI

As parents, we are the most important educators in our children’s lives. With some gentle encouragement, we can put them on the path to a lifelong love of books. From the...

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Learning a foreign language – The younger the better!
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Learning a foreign language – The younger the better!

Created on: Saturday, 01 July 2017 by Marie Louise McKendry
Marie Louise McKendry

We have a poor reputation with regards to learning foreign languages in our little corner of Europe. In contrast bilingualism is the norm in many parts of the continent, in fact...

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Extracurricular Activities: How Much is Too Much?
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Extracurricular Activities: How Much is Too Much?

Created on: Thursday, 29 June 2017 by Mums NI
Mums NI

Most parents want the best for their children and part of that is encouraging them to take part in new hobbies and activities. We do this to see what they enjoy, to find out...

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How to prepare your Child for Nursery School
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How to prepare your Child for Nursery School

Created on: Tuesday, 27 June 2017 by Mums NI
Mums NI

In Northern Ireland, Pre-School education is not statutory.  However, to ensure the best for your child, we at Mums NI highly recommend this bridge to education for...

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Advice and Guidance on your child's transfer test
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Advice and Guidance on your child's transfer test

Created on: Wednesday, 14 June 2017 by Clare Rimmer
Clare Rimmer

Our resident Educational Expert, Clare Rimmer answers a Mums question about the transfer test (or 11 plus). If you're confused or worried about the transfer test and how your...

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Choosing a tutor for your child – what questions should I ask?
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Choosing a tutor for your child – what questions should I ask?

Created on: Thursday, 08 June 2017 by Clare Rimmer
Clare Rimmer

After taking some time out of teaching after having my second child I decided the time was right to get back to doing the job I love – tutoring and running our successful...

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