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Studying for an examination is rough. It can be overwhelmingly stressful for the student, and can create unnecessary angst and anxiety. In this article, I discuss SEVEN SECRET INGREDIENTS to help make the studying process smoother and more effective. What are they? Read on to find out.
It can sometimes be difficult to get a place to play Dungeons & Dragons. DM Joss discusses the difficulties of finding good spaces to play in, and how she has come to appreciate places that do support such activities.
We like to think that repetition naturally leads to better performance in school. After all, practice makes perfect. By making our kids write and write again, by forcing them to memorise set after set of vocabulary, their writing skills should improve, right? Well, the answer to that is yes... and no at the same time.
There are many ways to make the learning process enjoyable, not least of which is the use of games to teach concepts. How can tabletop games like board games and role-playing games help your child to learn better? Read on to find out!
The KOBOLD Guide to Worldbuilding is a guidebook with plenty of advice from established game designers and authors, to help budding designers create new worlds. How useful is it as a resource book, and is it inspiring enough to work as an educational resource? Let's find out!
Many parents believe that learning mathematics as a subject is best done through practising examination questions repeatedly. Surely practice makes perfect, right?
(The answer is, unfortunately, no.)
I frequently get asked whether or not Swords & Stationery is a tuition service. It... kind of is, and isn't. Actually, to be specific, it's "educational therapy", or "specialist tuition". But exactly what is it that I do that makes S&S different from other educational services out there?
Video games have a lot of learning value, especially the classics from the 80s, 90s and early 2000s. Check out Swords & Stationery’s list of some of the best old-school games that you can get your hands on, with a brief review attached to each entry.
The March holidays are nearing, and you can bet the kids will be looking for something to do. What better way to spend quality time and build trust with your child, than to do so over a nice cup of tea and a solid board game? Swords & Stationery has carefully curated a list of 5 awesome board games for kids (and the whole family), along with links to buy them! Happy gaming!
I’ve played a lot of games, but from time to time, there will be a game that really surprises me. Quill: A Letter-Writing Role-Playing Game is one such game. It’s fun, but more importantly, it is an amazing tool for academic writing purposes, perfect for weaker writers and students with dyslexia.