Take a look inside the course

The course is divided into ten sections. Each section contains bite-sized, full HD videos giving you key insights into different aspects of learning.

Accompanying the videos are a set of beautifully designed guides – one per section. These provide practical guidance, sharing strategies, activities and techniques any parent can use to help their child to learn.

In total, the guides contain more than sixty practical tools you can use with your child, or which you can modify and adapt so they are personalised for you and your child’s needs.

In addition to the videos and guides, there is also bonus content in the form of cheat sheets and a course workbook.

The cheat sheets summarise the key points from each section and provide a reminder of the practical strategies, activities and techniques. The course workbook gives you space to track your progress as you move through the course and also offers a selection of thought-provoking questions designed to get you thinking about learning and to reflect on your own experiences.

Two versions are provided – one optimised for print at home and one you can edit on your phone, laptop or tablet.

Explore the ten sections of the course:

You can view all elements of the first section for free. Simply click here to trial the course and start your journey today, free of charge and with no obligations.

Discover the golden rules any parent can follow to help their child to learn, and find out why so much of what you are doing already is hugely supportive of your child’s learning.

Video 1: What is learning?
Video 2: The Golden Rules
Video 3: Intrinsic v Extrinsic Motivation
Scaffolding and modelling are two of the most powerful techniques any parent can use to foster learning. In Section 2, we look at what this means, where you can use them, and how they can help your child to learn.

Video 4: How can you help learning to happen?
Video 5: Experience and Stimulation
Video 6: Scaffolding Learning
Video 7: Modelling Learning
We all use tools and techniques to help us think more effectively. In this section, we examine some of the ways parents can help their children to think more effectively and supercharge their learning as a result.

Video 8: What are thinking tools?
Video 9: The Limits of Working Memory
Video 10: Minds in Society
Video 11: Signs and Symbols in Everyday Life
Speech is fundamental to any child’s learning journey and in this part of the course we explore what that means for you and your interactions with your child. As with every section, there are six ready-made, easy-to-use, strategies waiting to be discovered.

Video 12: How important are speaking and listening?
Video 13: Talking, Talking, Talking
Video 14: Verbal Rehearsal
Video 15: Asking Questions
Language underpins so much of the learning your child does, from the moment they are born to the time they leave home. In Section 5, we look at reading and writing, as well as the wider implications of language development for you and your child.

Video 16: Do we live in a world of words?
Video 17: The Role of Reading
Video 18: The Relationship between Speech and Writing
Video 19: Owning Language
Throughout childhood, children play. And they learn through play. It’s a crucial feature of every child’s learning journey. We look at the nature of play, why it supports learning and how you can use play to foster and sustain your child’s learning and development.

Video 20: Why is play important?
Video 21: Learning Through Play
Video 22: The Development of Imagination
Video 23: Exploring this World and Other Worlds
Our minds are filled with knowledge – and your child’s mind is taking in new knowledge all the time. In this section, we think about the maps your child grows when they are learning, how they make connections and how the development of knowledge is essential for the development of understanding.

Video 24: How do we know things?
Video 25: Concepts and Categories
Video 26: Different Maps of the Same World
Video 27: Thought Spectacles
Stories and storytelling are at the heart of learning, and have been for thousands of years. Why are stories so important? And how do stories help your child to understand and make sense of abstract ideas? You’ll discover the answers to these questions, and more, in this section.

Video 28: Can you tell me a story?
Video 29: Using Stories to Make Sense
Video 30: Stories and Remembering
Video 31: Ideas Within Stories
Anyone can be creative and every child can think creatively. Through the practical strategies and techniques explained in this section, you’ll find yourself equipped with everything you need to help your child develop their creativity. And you might also find yourself thinking more creatively too.

Video 32: Can creativity be learned?
Video 33: Playing Around with Things
Video 34: Making the World Anew
Video 35: Creativity Across Subjects
The course concludes with a final section where we reflect, but where we also continue learning. A further six strategies, activities and techniques await, all designed to give you and your child fantastic opportunities to learn together, and to have fun while doing it.

Video 36: You and Your Child