There’s so much more to communication than words

When I talk to parents about their child’s communication skills they often think of it as how many words their child uses, the size of their vocabulary, and how well they read. Whilst these are most certainly a key part of communication skills, they are not the only components. To be a great communicator you…

BrainBoost Box competition

Here at BrainBoost we believe in good old fashioned play. Our whole mission is about bringing families together, learning through play. So we pack our boxes with new games and activities each month, which are not only fun but they also promote the five core skills which are known to boost children’s academic and social success….

Focus on the component skills and mindset for intellectual success

When we think of intellectual skills we often focus on children who get top scores in weekly spelling tests, are good readers, have mastered their times tables, and perform well in standardised tests. Only this week in our local paper they were heralding a 9 year old who had just taken his GCSE in Maths!…

Why getting physical is so important for children’s development

Every parent who has experienced a whole day indoors will be all too familiar with the slightly ferrel nature of their children by the end of the day. I always used to say my children were like our dogs; they needed to be walked regularly! Regular exercise not only wakes up our brain preparing us for…

Creativity is key — Brainboost Box Blog

We often assume creative people are artistic, and whilst to some extent this is true, it is really only half the story. Creativity as a skill refers to the ability to look at problems and situations in novel ways and the ability to express and communicate ideas to others. Creative people are better able to…