In France, pupils return to classes separated and wearing masks

Around a third of pupils returned to French schools over the last week as stark photos of socially distanced lessons reveal 'a new normal' in the classroom. Around 40,000 pre-schools and primary schools reopened on...

COVID-19: How often should you wash your reusable face mask?

Facemasks have been made mandatory, to reduce spread of the coronavirus. In response, people across the country have started wearing both medical and cloth masks. However, it’s become expensive to keep buying disposable masks,...

Coronavirus Malta: Schools to remain closed until end of June

In a news conference, Education Minister Owen Bonnici announced that schools will now be completely closed for this school year. This is the decision of the Government due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Schools will...

Video: Safe grocery shopping during this pandemic

Some things you can live without, but some things such as food, we cannot really do without. We can opt to grocery shop online, to make us feel safer, however we still need to...

Is it OK to listen to music while studying?

It’s a good question! In a nutshell, music puts us in a better mood, which makes us better at studying – but it also distracts us, which makes us worse at studying. So if you...

Is homework worthwhile?

There’s a huge debate about homework and whether it helps kids learn during the school year. But everyone agrees that homework can take lots of time. The guidelines recommend seem to have been followed as...
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Are we about to employ foreign teachers ‘out of desperation’?

It looks like the government is being forced to employ foreign teachers the face of a growing recruitment and retention crisis, but not for the benefits they bring to the classroom. Some might say that...

Are parents being fooled into buying the same book over and over?

We have come across a Facebook post by a certain Mr Templeman who seems to be quite sure that book ISBN numbers are being changed and fooling parents into buying the exact same book...

Choking hazards for children

From the time your child starts picking up things with her fingers until the age of 4 or 5, you'll need to be vigilant about choking hazards. Children under 4 are the most likely to...

Finger foods for your baby

Any bite-size, easy-to-eat pieces of food that your baby can pick up and eat by himself qualify as a finger food. Eating finger food is fun for your baby, and an important step towards...