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Why are Jack Reusen books so short?

A long long time ago (actually it was only three years back) I tried to read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to my eldest son. 800 more words


The Yuletide Theives (a pressie for Crieff Primary)

Last year I launched a book that is a little different to the other stories set in Jack’s world. It’s about making friends in new places and learning to enjoy new things, but most of all it’s about saving people’s Christmas presents (and even Christmas dinners) from being stolen by a ten eyed monster. 113 more words

Jack Reusen

Questions to make your brain whizz at Viewlands Primary School

I’d like to start by saying that teachers definitely don’t have it easy. I use a lot of energy and enthusiasm as a parent but this pales in comparison to what’s needed to engage with the inquisitive minds of a whole… 427 more words

Jack Reusen

I’m Just a Parent...How Can I Teach My Child?

Do you feel overwhelmed about the many things your child must learn? You may not be a teacher, but you can certainly set your child off in the right direction and help them learn. 448 more words

How Children Learn

Are You Doing Everything You Can to Increase Your Child’s Vocabulary?

Researchers have shown that there is a vocabulary gap between children from professional homes and those living in poverty. A popular number thrown around is that children from wealthier homes have heard about 30 million more words than children from poor families by the age of 3 years old. 438 more words

How Children Learn

Knocking the mentor off his pedestal

Most fantasy fiction has at least one ‘mentor’; Harry had Dumbledore, the hobbits had Gandalf, and Luke Skywalker had Obi Wan (and yes I do… 425 more words

Children's Fiction