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: , , , |

HLP Parenting: Understand Your Challenges

When your baby starts to show signs of being bright and energetic, you might feel relieved and proud. As he or she grows into an opinionated, sensitive toddler, you may find comfort that, although demanding, at least they are vibrant and interested in the world. Maybe a strong personality and set of needs starts to [...]

2019-03-19T09:51:36+00:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Focus on Potential, HLP Parenting|Tags: , , , |

Bodies: Beyond the Superficial

Vast, complex, puzzling... those descriptions of the human body might also fit a child with high learning potential (HLP). The body and its health provide an excellent platform for creating more challenging thinking. Children can delve into DNA, muse over medical advances, and debate the more gruesome side of medicine, such as past historical amputations! [...]

2019-03-18T11:39:44+00:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Focus on Potential, Schools|Tags: , , , |

HLP Parenting: Wellbeing for Carers

Key Points for Parental Wellbeing Prioritise your emotional and physical health. Do not feel guilty if you need a break. Ensure your child is safely cared for and take some time for yourself. Find healthy ways to de-stress that work for you. Eat and sleep well. Seek out a support network of like-minded families at [...]

2019-03-05T10:52:04+00:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Focus on Potential, HLP Parenting|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 [...]

Get an ‘Above and Beyond’ Attitude!

"My son is really struggling. All people see is a boy they call 'clever’. But being good at Maths and Music doesn't help him with sports or writing – or making friends with the ones who pick on him exactly because he’s been labelled 'clever'. Nobody seems to take it seriously, but we really need [...]

Firework Activities!

Whether you love or hate fireworks, let them spark your ideas...  Some children find fireworks exciting, colourful and full of amazing science. Other youngsters dislike them because they 'bang' so loudly, freak out their pets and pollute the environment. What do you think? Do you find them scientific or artistic? Musical or historical? Have fun [...]

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