Sometimes it Helps to Get Your Tongue in a Twist!

She sells sea shells on the sea shore. Can you say this sentence as quickly as possible whilst still articulating all the sounds clearly?  How did you get on? Did you end up in a ‘muddy puddle’? This well known sequence of ‘s’ and ‘sh’ sounds, is thought to be the first tongue twister, inspired by the life of Mary Anning, […]

Mindful Interactions: Tips for Encouraging Greater Awareness in the Present Moment

At Julia Gabriel Education, mindfulness has been an important part of our culture for decades.  Being conscious of the way we behave, speak and interact with others is organically merged into our programmes, our approach to teaching and our relationships. As with all meaningful developmental practices, mindfulness is a work in progress, for us all; […]

Taking the Time for Mindful Moments

What exactly is ‘mindfulness’? What does it mean to be ‘mindful’? And how does the regular practice of mindfulness benefit our children? Whether ‘minding your Ps and Qs’ (an English expression for watching your manners, being careful with the language you use or being on your best behaviour), minding where you walk (being careful not […]

How’s It Going with that New Year’s Resolution?

It is a brand new year. Time to throw out the old and bring in the new.  The time of year when we might do a personal spring clean as it were and set the intention to drop those ‘bad’ habits and adopt new, more healthy habits. Well, that’s the theory at least! How many of us […]

Developing an Effective Voice

Benefits and Tips “Voice is rooted in the mind and body, an expression of a whole person. Voice is affected by our relationships with others, the environment and the impulse of the moment.” – Julia Gabriel One of the many skills we teach students at Julia Gabriel Centre is how to use their voice for effective […]

Ways to Encourage a Fussy Eater

Do you have a fussy eater? Does your child refuse to try new food? Do they pick at the food on their plate and take ages to eat just a few mouthfuls? Is it a struggle to get them to eat healthily? Mealtimes can be very stressful occasions for many parents. You might worry that […]

Are you an Over Protective Parent?

“Just as learning a sport demands years of practice, so does learning to handle life’s setbacks.”  – Karen Karbo, Why Being Less Protective Is Better for Your Kids The world can seem a scary place when you are a small child navigating your surroundings. Stepping outside of your usual environment, discovering something new can feel daunting […]

Empathy: a soft skill or vital to creating the world we wish to see?

We are so lucky to live in a small multicultural multiracial country where people coexist, for the most part, very peacefully together, respecting the religions and cultural traditions of different ethnic groups. Polite behaviour, care of the elderly, volunteering within the community are just some of the activities that are encouraged in schools, by the […]

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