Childhood Abuse

Were You the Victim of Childhood Abuse?

By Peggy McAloon, author of “Elle Burton and the Reflective Portals” available on Amazon: Copies are also available on the website The years following my car accident in 1978 were filled with challenges. I lost my sense of smell and taste. I couldn’t remember things for more than a few minutes. I had […]

learning while you sleep

Learning While You Sleep

A lot has been written about sleep. Many studies into the quality and quantity of sleep have been done. Does this have any bearing on our children and their learning? Let’s have a look at some research. Scientists have known for decades that much consolidation of learning and memory occurs during sleep. Our brains do […]


Exercise and Health for Effective Learning

Our bodies are designed to move.  Primary school children should not be idle for more than two hours at a time.  They need to run, jump and climb in order to grow into healthy adults.  Give children toys that will make them move around, such as a skipping rope, Frisbee, bats and balls. Make exercise […]

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