Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket!

There are many great inventors in the world who are famed for one discovery yet chose not to stop there. Ideas were taken further and developed into something new, especially if a particular concept proved fascinating. Nor did they give up! What could your child do with some of these inventions? Can they discover new [...]

2019-04-23T15:34:50+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Focus on Potential|Tags: , , , |

Ball Games, Pets and Crisp Packets! – Crafty Up-Cycling and Easy Re-Using

Sports When you look in your cupboard, do you have a pile of things like old football boots, tennis balls or dance costumes? Do you get told off for letting them fall all over the floor but not wanting to throw them away? Here’s a challenge for you! –Think of several places where they might [...]

Not So Horrible History

Who can remember their school history lessons? The chances are that you may recall learning facts from textbooks and rarely going on an actual trip. But the success of historical fiction and programmes shows history is indeed a timeless subject with appeal, even if it isn’t your main passion. Why Engage with History? Deeper thinking [...]

2019-02-18T15:53:55+00:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Focus on Potential|Tags: , , , , , |

Multimedia Inspiration – Using Film to Inspire Cross-Curricular HLP Learning

Keeping a  child with High Learning Potential (HLP) engaged with the curriculum can require the interweaving of multiple subjects, levels and brain regions at the same time. Here are some inspiring ideas to stimulate the young film-maker, musician, mathematician, artist, journalist, politician, poet and more! High Learning Potential children are described by Potential Plus UK [...]

2019-02-04T20:01:29+00:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Focus on Potential|Tags: , , , , |

Explore Your World

There’s so much about geography to excite a very able child, simply because many aspects will appeal to their curiosity. They may have a real interest in the environment and feel that they must care for it. Perhaps they’re intensely curious about the world beyond their own country – a great reason to tell them [...]

Creative Calendars and Calculations

You can stop and think about how we measure time on any day in the year. You could make something special using crafts, science, maths or even a photo story to show your own life and interests throughout a year. However, in the United Kingdom we celebrate the start of a ‘new year’ on January [...]

2019-01-08T12:13:53+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Focus on Potential|Tags: , , , , , |

Top Tinkering

Following on from the Engineer It article, this introduction to tinkering for younger children suggests how you can connect your child to design, which is one of engineering’s most important aspects. Tinkering can be a joy for young children with high learning potential because they can take apart everyday objects to see how they work, [...]

2018-11-28T13:28:02+00:00November 28th, 2018|Categories: Focus on Potential|Tags: , , , , , |

Engineer It!

2018 is the Year of Engineering, which celebrates the everyday role of engineering through design, building and using structures. Children are never too young to enjoy and learn some of the construction concepts that are so important in the world. Their creativity will flourish through problem-solving and independence. They can even learn simple concepts of [...]

2018-11-19T20:33:57+00:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Focus on Potential|Tags: , , , , |

Domino Art – Activities and Facts about this Fascinating Craze!

What is Moving, Clicking, Exciting Domino Art?  Domino Artists from around the world take part in Domino Shows with people who love creating domino structures as a hobby. They stand up domino ‘tiles’ of all colours in a carefully planned order and make exciting patterns -or ‘Art’. When the whole pattern is ready, the first domino [...]

Modern Learning Trends – Three Motivational Ideas for a Home or School Setting

When it comes to motivating youngsters to learn, new approaches are always of interest. Here are three ideas that value each student and their individual interests. Positive Greeting A 2018 study into the impact of greeting students, revealed advantages that can be reaped in almost any school or home-education setting. It found that welcoming each [...]

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