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Learning Support & Tutoring

Welcome To The Dubai Learning Support and Tutoring Section


Are you looking for a professional learning support facility or tutoring? Here we have some of the best companies in Dubai featured. They cover everything from homework support to study skills, arabic language courses to maths tutoring and cognitive development to personal coaching. We have also have a selection of articles below covering news and views in the world of tutoring and learning.

Learning, Support & Tutoring Latest News

  • Taking Ctrl: The Use of Technology in Education

    Taking Ctrl: The Use of Technology in Education

    The use of technology in everything we do is at its most pinnacle and is ever growing. We use technology in all aspects of life from dropping our children to school to reading books! Some see this as a good thing, some as bad.

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  • Tutor’s Thoughts: Spring really is for Cleaning

    Tutor’s Thoughts: Spring really is for Cleaning

    A sought after module in business training is Time Management. Key to time management is efficiency. Crucial to efficiency is organisation. But before any of this happens we need to purge. If your child is sitting GCSEs or A Levels in a couple of months and still has not truly committed to a study week timetable, perhaps there is one thing that you can do to help.

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  • Exam Revision Block – A Tutor’s Perspective

    Exam Revision Block – A Tutor’s Perspective

    Why is he (insert “she” if applicable) not picking up his books and studying? The GCSE exams are around the corner! Look, I am not going to say that smartphones and social lives are not affecting your children’s studying habits. They probably are. But if we are satisfied that this explains why our children and students are not picking up their books then we are missing something very big. And “big” is key if we want to truly understand what is going on.

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  • A Tutor’s Note on Note Taking

    A Tutor’s Note on Note Taking

    Why do some people take notes like champs and others don’t even uncap their pens? I’ve never considered myself a natural note taker and I have always marveled at some of my students’ seemingly innate ability to record information.

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  • Are We Listening to our Children?

    Are We Listening to our Children?

    Disclaimer: I am not a parent. I am, however, a teacher and this wonderful profession has me spending 60% of my day talking to your children. Are you listening now? Every now and again I reflect on how I speak to my students. Regretfully, I too often realise that I spend a lot of time speaking to my students instead of with my students. Ask yourself, do parents behave in the same way sometimes?

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  • Promoting Brain Development Through Reading Aloud

    Promoting Brain Development Through Reading Aloud

    Nowadays, many young children are lacking in competent reading skills. In an age, where technology is everywhere, the humble book has taken a backseat. Numerous studies have shown reading aloud often and from an early age, promotes brain development. Reading aloud daily from infancy aids language acquisition and literacy skills.

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  • Differing Approaches to Learning

    Differing Approaches to Learning

    Although studying and teaching are the most traditional ways of learning, we very often forget that our children, and as adults ourselves, we can learn on our own, through independent study or play. Interacting with others informally, sharing our thoughts, findings and experiences, allows us to learn from one another. We also learn a great deal by doing things, using trial and error.

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  • A Tutor’s Library of Young Teenagers’ Books

    A Tutor’s Library of Young Teenagers’ Books

    This week, a shift from picture books to chapter books for students in secondary school. The list is by no means exhaustive but it’s a good start. It is based on my reading as well as my students’ over the years. If this list helps just one child to find a love in reading, then this blog has been worth writing.

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  • A Tutor’s Library of Children’s Books

    A Tutor’s Library of Children’s Books

    I have spoken before about value and richness of children’s picture books and how many of them transcend the remarkably common opinion that works of literature and art should be put down at an early age. I have fond memories as a young teacher in London, spending hours at the local Borders and Waterstones bookstores reading through countless picture books on their sofas.

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  • Globally Renowned Education Centre Opens in Dubai

    Globally Renowned Education Centre Opens in Dubai

    Is your child struggling at school? Does your child require support catered to their specific needs? Are your worried about their foundation knowledge? Are you looking to support your child in their learning and build their confidence? We at Superior Minds are proud to announce that we are now the first in Dubai to become a franchisee of Kip McGrath Education Centres.

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  • Breaking the Rules When Writing

    Breaking the Rules When Writing

    Part and parcel of children’s progress in writing is the emergence of seemingly obsessive use of word types or techniques. You may notice that your child is going through a phase of overusing complex connectives (also called conjunctions). Or perhaps they are including an adverb in every single sentence that they write.

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  • The Importance of Repetition when Tutoring your Child at Home

    The Importance of Repetition when Tutoring your Child at Home

    I look back at my Primary School years and I vividly remember my teachers. Among them, the stricter ones who peered out from behind their spectacles and commanded silence with a mere movement of their eyebrow. I remember too, my father’s glee when giving me accounts of what his teachers were like when he was a child, though I am certain that it was only the safety of hindsight that allowed that glee.

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  • The Benefits of Day Camps

    The Benefits of Day Camps

    All parents want the best for their children, be it education, opportunities, health etc. They want their children to be content, successful, be able to get along well with others, self-confident and have an overall positive self-concept. Camps offer a space that allows children to develop and nurture these skills. Whether it’s a music camp, sports camp, robotics camp or an all-around summer or winter camp, there is something to suit all children (and parents!) needs.

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  • Sharpening Your Children's Skills Without a Tutor

    Sharpening Your Children's Skills Without a Tutor

    When it comes to learning, repetition is key. A tennis play does not learn to play tennis brilliantly without repeated practices, nor does a pianist master the works of Beethoven without practicing and repeating the song over and over. And it is this that you parents should be assisting your children with at home... Repeat what they've learnt, as it's a great way of learning. Here's why!

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  • Superior Minds Tip of the Week

    Superior Minds Tip of the Week

    The average concentration span for a child is their age plus 10 minutes. This means that a 10-year-old will be able to concentrate for about 20 minutes. This does not mean that after 20 minutes, they should stop working – but instead, try changing the activity they are working on or stopping to look over what they have done.

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  • Tutoring students to remember more

    Tutoring students to remember more

    Creative tutoring can encourage students to think for themselves and retain knowledge they have absorbed during the learning process. Good tutors help students retain information by delivering learning that is accessible to every type of learner. A good acronym to go by is V.A.K. (Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic); reminding teachers to plan for the three main types of preferred learning styles.

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  • The Importance of GCSE Results

    The Importance of GCSE Results

    It’s no secret that examinations can be challenging. On top of the academic rigours of remembering all the skills and knowledge they need, it takes practice for students to get used to and overcome the challenge of exams. Most students worry about how well they’re going to do in their exams, but that’s no reason to let those fears impact their performance.

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  • Tutors recommend ways to reduce stress for a child

    Tutors recommend ways to reduce stress for a child

    Children who are anxious about learning are likely to suffer from stress and under-perform. A good tutor knows how to reduce stress in the classroom and give students the best chance of achieving a good learning outcome. Tutors who recognise stress and anxiety as barriers to learning ensure they provide the best possible environment for nurturing success.

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  • 5 Factors to Find the Best Tuition Centre in Dubai for Your Child!

    5 Factors to Find the Best Tuition Centre in Dubai for Your Child!

    Sometimes our children need the extra academic support of a professional tutoring service - Whether the goal is to get better grades in school, to tackle more challenging skills, to prepare for upcoming exams, or to develop their confidence in a particular subject.

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  • Will physical exercise complement tutoring and academic studies?

    Will physical exercise complement tutoring and academic studies?

    Fears about childhood obesity have long led to calls for more physical exercise at school. Although efforts to increase physical activity have been made, there is renewed pressure on educators to step up the amount of time dedicated to exercise. The reason for this is quite simple - research has shown that physical activity can help the brain as well as the body.

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  • How tutors are using technology to help children succeed

    How tutors are using technology to help children succeed

    Technology, when used creatively, can spark a child’s interest and make him or her more confident in the classroom. Tutors are harnessing the benefits of using technology and becoming facilitators to a whole new world of education. As well as engaging students and keeping them in step with important digital advancements, the use of technology can, in some cases, make information much easier for young brains to absorb.

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  • How You Can Help Your Child Learn to Learn Faster (and Smarter!!!)

    How You Can Help Your Child Learn to Learn Faster (and Smarter!!!)

    We have all met bright children who excel in a given subject but find difficulties in others. Research suggests that the brain is divided into two sides, the left and the right, each having its own “mode” of thinking. The left hemisphere of the brain is based on rationality and focuses on cognitive abilities such as logical reasoning, analysis, processing data as well as language and speech.

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  • Five tutoring hacks to kick-start the school year

    Five tutoring hacks to kick-start the school year

    There is nothing quite like the start of a new school year to refresh and energise young minds - with a bit of encouragement. Tutors and parents each have roles to play in ensuring students get off to the very best start. Here are five top tips that are proven aids to kick-start the learning process:

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  • Making writing fun and engaging through stimulating tutoring

    Making writing fun and engaging through stimulating tutoring

    As some children mature and grow older they instinctively lose a natural enthusiasm for writing. Instead of being a way to express themselves, it becomes a trial. It can take a touch of motivational tutoring to make them want to write. Inspiring children to rediscover the pleasure of writing is very important.

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  • The Benefits of After-School Tutoring

    The Benefits of After-School Tutoring

    All parents want to provide their children with the best possible education to ensure that they are fully equipped with the grades they need to pursue their future dreams and ambitions. However, at school, a teacher is faced with up to thirty students at a time, each with different abilities, different rates of learning, and individual strengths and weaknesses. Despite this, the lesson will be designed to fit the needs of the average pupil.

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  • Superior Minds - Learning with Confidence

    Superior Minds - Learning with Confidence

    The gift of learning is priceless. At Superior Minds we believe education changes lives and changes the world. We’re passionate about education and truly committed to making a difference to every single student we meet. Superior Minds alumni grow into confident, adaptable young people, never afraid to rise to a challenge.

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  • How to prepare for top universities with a little guidance

    How to prepare for top universities with a little guidance

    Gaining a place at a top university is difficult. Competition is extremely tough and each university can pick and choose from only the very best. That is why it is vitally important that your child is properly prepared. That preparation should begin years in advance, if your child is to succeed.

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  • Common mistakes most students make during school lectures

    Common mistakes most students make during school lectures

    Simple mistakes can mean the difference between success and failure at school, and full engagement at lectures is a top priority if a student is to comfortably meet expectations. These mistakes can be avoided - if you know what they are in advance and plan carefully to help your child avoid them.

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  • Empowering your child to be a future leader

    Empowering your child to be a future leader

    Children who are confident and excel at school are those most likely to become future leaders. If you want your child to be a leader in his or her field, or to work towards even greater achievements, you should consider what you can do now to give them that all-important head start.

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  • Should struggling students repeat a school year?

    Should struggling students repeat a school year?

    Children who struggle to grasp the basics during a school year are at a distinct disadvantage for future years. Having a weak understanding of knowledge and skills at set milestones can have a devastating impact on subsequent learning. In fact, it can set a pattern that is likely to reoccur. If a child has not fully understood the core learning goals of a year, they will start the next year behind their peers and may never catch up.

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  • British National Curriculum Vs. International Baccalaureate

    British National Curriculum Vs. International Baccalaureate

    With the International Baccalaureate gaining so much favourable press, it may be hard for parents to make a clear choice about what is best for their child. Some of Europe’s leading educators say A-levels, for example, are outdated and that the International Baccalaureate (IB) is favoured by universities and better prepares young people for adult life. It can be confusing for parents.

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  • The Big List of School Supplies

    The Big List of School Supplies

    To help you folks out there be fully prepared and organised during your back-to-school shopping trips ready for the start of term, we've gathered a big list of school supplies that you'll need for your kiddies before they head back.

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  • About Islamic Studies for Children in Dubai

    About Islamic Studies for Children in Dubai

    It's a question we often see frequently on our bustling information forum, as mums of Dubai are unsure about a school's curriculum. You see, Islamic Studies is a well-developed class that is a part of the UAE's local curriculum.

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  • Does School Size Matter?

    Does School Size Matter?

    It stands to reason that a smaller school will have smaller class sizes - giving teaching staff more time to focus on each student’s education. While choices may be limited, a smaller school will make a huge difference if your child could benefit from a more tailored approach to learning. While the low teacher-student ratio can help a school offer more in-depth lessons and deliver set learning goals at a good pace, it can also bring along those who need extra encouragement or who lack confidence.

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  • Creative ways to learn and turn a ‘lazy’ student into a future leader

    Creative ways to learn and turn a ‘lazy’ student into a future leader

    Has your child suddenly stopped achieving at school? Are they coming across as being ‘lazy’? You may be surprised to learn that they could simply be ‘bored’. Bland lessons bore students, it is a fact - and uninspiring teachers can have a detrimental impact on a child’s ability to learn. Here are creative ways to learn and turn a 'lazy' student into a future leader.

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  • Reasons why parents should encourage their children to learn

    Reasons why parents should encourage their children to learn

    Every parent wants their child to succeed in life, and education is the cornerstone of future achievements. Without a solid foundation on which to build success, young people can miss their targets in life and fail to reach their full potential. While some parents may shy away from pushing their children too hard to learn, there are compelling reasons why they should do everything within their power to inspire the learning process.

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  • Belief Around Excellence

    Belief Around Excellence

    The Barsha/Garhoud centres run under the able and award winning management of RUPALI SAHAI BEHL. Strengths – people skills, adult & child psychology, mentoring and counselling. Work experience – Human Resources, Supplemental Education, and Training & Development.

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  • Does Diet Make a Difference in a Child’s Academic Performance?

    Does Diet Make a Difference in a Child’s Academic Performance?

    Extensive studies have shown that nutrition could be the missing link to academic success. While more and more children - up to one-third between the ages of 6 and 19 - are now considered to be medically overweight or obese, the concept of healthy eating and its link to brain function, have yet to be taken fully on board by Western society.

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  • Stop Playing and Get to Work: What is the Use in Play?

    Stop Playing and Get to Work: What is the Use in Play?

    Does play make a difference to a child’s life and, if so, is it beneficial? The answer is a resounding yes, but the degree of benefit varies - depending on the type of play. Many top educators recommend structured play as an intervention to help younger children who are struggling to learn or are at the start of the formal learning process.

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  • Counting Cookies: combining academics and quality time at home

    Counting Cookies: combining academics and quality time at home

    Parents can inspire a love of learning in their children at home with educational activities. An every-day task, such as cooking, can lift the lid on a whole host of knowledge - from science to mathematics and much more. Younger children, for example, can gain valuable skills from simple tasks like counting cookies, while older children can get more involved and learn about the science that goes into baking.

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  • Are students practicing enough grammar at school today?

    Are students practising enough grammar at school today?

    Strong foundation skills are the key to future education success, and getting the basics of grammar in place from the earliest possible age is essential. Flawless grammar can put a young person on the path to life-long career success. Crisp, clean writing and good reading skills are assets that can be acquired through carefully planned learning and practice.

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  • The Importance of a Summer Academic Camp

    The Importance of a Summer Academic Camp

    Academic summer camps are a great way to boost your child’s learning. Not only do they reinforce what has already been learned during the academic year, they give students greater confidence in their abilities. School holidays are traditionally long in the summer, making it all too easy for a student to ‘forget’ key components of their learning or for their grasp of that learning to be weakened by too much time away from the classroom. Academic summer camps give students a head start for the beginning of the new school year.

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  • Summer’s Coming: the death of the year’s learning

    Summer’s Coming: the death of the year’s learning

    The school summer holiday marks the end of an academic year - but can also signal a period of regression. The effects of the long, six to eight-week break on a student’s learning can be hugely detrimental, a fact not overlooked by in-depth studies. The loss of knowledge which can occur during the break has led some countries, including a number of states in the US, to move away from the three-term school year and focus instead on all-year learning.

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  • How to spend the summer vacation wisely?

    How to spend the summer vacation wisely?

    When vacation begins, children get excited thinking of not studying and playing all day. Is it the true goal of vacation? Vacation is a time to help children relieve their physical and mental stress, as well as to catch up with schoolwork and experience various extracurricular activities.

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  • Staying Healthy over the Summer

    Staying Healthy over the Summer

    More than one-third of children and adolescents in the U.S. is overweight or obese. In Miami, more than 40 percent of young children are overweight or obese with most parents not being aware of their child’s current health status.

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  • 5 Ways to Teach Your Children Time Management

    5 Ways to Teach Your Children Time Management

    “I forgot my homework,” the dreaded line that neither parents nor teachers want to hear. With the wide range of extracurricular activities, athletics and supplemental education programs, it’s easy for children to misplace assignments or simply forget.

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  • 10 Useful Exam Preparation Tips?

    10 Useful Exam Preparation Tips

    Are you or your child currently studying for their exams coming up? Here's some advice on how to make sure you're fully prepared! We've all been there at one point or another; the dreaded exam period where we're forced to showcase how brilliantly talented we all are to ensure we can proceed to the next stage of our academic lives.

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  • Revision Tips for the Procrastinator

    Revision Tips for the Procrastinator

    They say that "procrastination is the thief of time," but not to worry, there are still some study techniques to help you ace that test with flying colours, even on a serious time crunch! Let’s get down to business.

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  • Learning Styles to Help Children

    Learning Styles to Help Children

    As we approach the last few months of the school semester, some children may be overtly exhausted from studying as they tug through the school year. Though the learning techniques in many school systems is catered to a generalized learning style, children are simply not the same when it comes to processing information.

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  • Brain Fitness Tips

    Brain Fitness Tips

    The human brain is a very flexible organ, it has the ability to change even into old age. This ability is known as neuroplasticity. Learn how the right stimulation of the brain can form new neutral pathways and modify existing connections. Here are some tips to improve your memory, focus, logic motor skills and more.

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  • Dealing with Bullying as a Parent

    Dealing with Bullying as a Parent

    Bullying is a difficult pill to swallow as a parent; inevitably, your child may be bullied or become the bully themselves. Here's how to deal with both scenarios! Early intervention is key, and although schools are doing more and more to help students nowadays, your role as a parent is crucial, and it's never too early to start a conversation about bullying.

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  • Help Your Child Learn to Read

    Help Your Child Learn to Read

    It doesn't matter what level your child is at already... If they're already an advanced reader, you can use the following tips to help maintain their level, to encourage more reading and engagement with the written word. If they're new or struggling to develop, by utilising the following tips every day as a parent, you can help to nurture, encourage and praise your child in their reading.

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  • Raising a Left-Handed Child

    Raising a Left-Handed Child

    When it comes to left-handedness, it's not simply whether you use your left hand to write or right hand. As your child grows and develops, you may find them rapdily doodling as their brains switch between using the left and right hands.

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  • The Pros & Cons of E-Learning

    The Pros & Cons of E-Learning

    When it comes to learning something new, we all remember in different ways and preferred styles of learning differ from student to student. E-Learning is effectively, electronic learning, and typically means a computer or technology is used to deliver part of or a full course on a topic or skill.

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  • Promoting Independence in Your Child

    Promoting Independence in Your Child

    We've all heard it: a baby's mind is like a sponge. And that couldn't be any more truer when it comes to learning. They love to learn! So here's some tips to encourage independence in your little learner... The question is, at what age do you start promoting and encouraging independence?

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  • Parents! Help Your Children Learn

    Parents! Help Your Children Learn

    Whether your child requires learning support at school, or they're struggling with one subject, or perhaps you just want to help them be a better version of themselves - naturally you would, as parents - use these helpful tools! Because there are plenty of ways you as a parent can help your child to excel in life.

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  • Afterschool Activities

    Afterschool Activities

    Are you looking for afterschool activities in Dubai... Like ballet, tap, karate, fencing, football, rugby, orchestras, swimming lessons, swim camps, guitar lessons, language classes, karate or even summer camps for your little ones? Look no further than our comprehensive listing to the best after school activities available in our fair Emirate.

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  • Tips to Keep Your Child’s Brain Healthy

    Tips to Keep Your Child’s Brain Healthy

    Always be conscious of your child’s brain health and see the difference it makes. Here are tips to achieve optimum brain health.As parents, it is important to make sure our child is healthy. This means they get the proper nutrition they need to grow properly without compromising their health.

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  • Learning Difficulties & Disabilities

    Learning Difficulties & Disabilities

    Discussing the differences between a learning difficulty and learning disability can be a complex issue. There are no definitive, consensual interpretations or definitions of the terms "learning difficulty" and "learning disability". It's no surprise then that different organisations and local authorities adopt their own definitions of the terms.

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  • Reasons Why a Child May Need Learning Support

    Reasons Why a Child May Need Learning Support

    There are many reasons why a child might need additional support for learning. It can be a particularly daunting concept for some parents, allowing additional support for your children may make you feel anxious but no matter what, you have to do what is right for your child, you and the family.

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  • 5 Ways Camp Prepares Your Child for Adulthood

    5 Ways Camp Prepares Your Child for Adulthood

    Far from the stereotypical presentations of "boring" camps in popular culture and films, camps like summer and spring camp can actually help to make your child a better person in the long run! Not many of us can claim they were sent to summer camp; as expats, perhaps your child lived in a country where camps weren't a popular thing...

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  • The Importance of Afterschool Activities

    The Importance of Afterschool Activities

    Afterschool programs are undoubtedly an important tool for keeping your children safe and engaged in their schoolwork. A question many parents often face who have school-age children is this: what should you do with your child once the school bell has rung at the end of the day? We suggest enrolling them in an afterschool club... And here's why!

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  • How To: Set up an Afterschool Program

    How To: Set up an Afterschool Program

    Ever thought about setting up an afterschool club for the children in your community? Here are the steps you need to take to establish a good program! If you feel your community lacks a suitable afterschool program from the children around the area, have you thought about setting one up yourself?

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