As a mum and teacher I am all for supporting life long learning and ensuring my children enjoy their time at school. Therefore it was no surprise to me to find out that ‘making learning fun’ is the number one education concern for parents.
This week I have been finding out more from Philippa Forrester who is, working with RM Education to launch ‘RM At Home’
Make learning fun
That’s what research conducted by RM Education has revealed. But how do you make learning fun and effective? Today, RM Education is launching ‘RM At Home’ – a brand new website offering a wide range of products for ‘happy learning’. 72% of those surveyed said making learning fun was of ‘great importance’, with a further 25% saying it was of ‘some importance’. Other top concerns included help with numeracy, online safety and avoiding falling behind.*
Again this is something I really identify with. I love walking home from school with Dylan hearing how enthused he is over some of the learning he has been doing. He loves History and it is down to his innovative teacher who herself has a passion for the subject. I actively look for products and projects I can do at home and especially in holidays with him that keep him engaged. It seems I am not the only one doing this.
Presenter and mum of three boys, Philippa Forrester, is helping RM At Home raise awareness among parents of the products that are available through RM At Home (Home.rm.com) that make learning enjoyable and effective outside school hours. Philippa Forrester comments: “As a mum of three, it’s always been really important to me to support my children’s education. But at the end of the day when they get from school I want them to have fun as well. That’s what I love about RM At Home – loads of great ways to help parents support their children’s learning without it feeling like hard work. “And it’s not just fun. All of these products have proven educational value – they are used and trusted by schools throughout the country so the quality is extremely high – it has to be to survive in a classroom!” Commenting for RM Education, Senior Educationalist Kat Howard says: “You can buy fun stuff that’s not educational and you can buy things that are educational but not fun. We are fulfilling a need for learning resources that have proven educational worth while also being enjoyable for children to play with. “One product we’re particularly excited about is Easimaths. It’s an online maths tuition software for children aged five to 11 and it’s adaptive, which means as soon as the child masters something, they are immediately moved on to the next level. It’s bright, colourful and games-based and costs just £34.99 a year.” RM At Home also offers another solution for parents – RM School Finder. There is currently no one place parents can go for information about their local schools – they have to trawl through several sources of data. RM School Finder, which is free to use, takes all available school data and presents it in a user-friendly format so it’s easy to see not just Ofsted reports, but exam results, extra curricular activities, what pupils achieve, plus softer information on the culture of the school direct from the establishment itself. For more information visit Home.rm.com and follow http://www.facebook.com/rmathome and https://twitter.com/RM_AtHome
I am excitied to be working with RM home and over the next few weeks will be reviewing and trying out some of their projects with Dylan and Erin. Erin is currently under the speech therapy service and I am keen to try some of the products aimed at developing speech.
Do come back to see how we get on.
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