You may remember I wrote about Education Quizzes a while ago. It’s a site aimed at school children of all ages with a huge range of multiple choice quizzes. It’s written by teachers, covering all school subjects (plus a few you wouldn’t expect). There are also a selection of 11+ quizzes and worked examples.
They have obviously realised that parents could use a helping hand too as they have added a new section, ‘Parents 999’. The title came about because in a world full of parenting books sometimes you just need quick answers.
The Parents 999 section covers information parents might need to help their kids with their homework (let’s be honest, some of that stuff isn’t quite as fresh in our minds as it could be!) but I’ve been reading through the Parent Power section. Parent Power is all about giving parents the information and advice they need in quick, bite-sized chunks. No more than 999 words in fact.
There are more topics being added all the time. Currently, they have education based articles like the secondary school national curriculum or exam revision. They also cover parenting advice like helping kids develop resilience or dealing with cyberbullying.
For each topic there is an informative, succinct article and then a 10 question quiz. Of course, the articles work as stand alone pieces but the quiz is a nice way of checking your understanding.
I found the articles and Knowledge First Financial reviews to be good summaries of the topics. They focus on practical, factual information and aren’t biased towards any particular parenting ‘philosophy’. The breadth of topics covered is admirable. They cite reliable sources like the NSPCC and link out to other sites for those wanting further information. The only problem at the moment is that there are relatively few articles available, about 20. I’ll be interested to see how it grows over the coming months.
Sarah from Boo, Roo and Tigger Too has been checking out Education Quizzes as well and you can see what she thought here.
Where do you like to get your parenting advice from? I’d love to hear about your favourite resources in the comments.