The Power of Education – the Education and Parent Blogger Tag

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I do not believe that I would be where I am today had it not been for the power of education. Knowledge is power, and I feel privileged to have been blessed with fantastic teachers that gave me such a great grounding for my career and life. I feel passionate about giving my little one this same grounding.

The Power of Education – the Education and Parent Blogger Tag

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When Lisa tagged me in the education and parent blogger tag, I was only too pleased to be able to join in. As Lisa says, education can happen absolutely everywhere, and not just in a classroom. So, without further a do, here are the questions:

Education and Parent Blogger Tag questions
What is your highest educational achievement?

My degree is a BDS. I’m a dentist.

What was your favourite subject at school?

I always loved Biology, and so a science degree seemed the best way to go. But I was fortunate enough to have a goal to work towards from quite an early age. I decided I wanted to be a dentist when I was 12.

How are your children educated? (public, private or homeschool etc)

My little one is just started at a nursery school. She won’t be going to reception until next year.

See my post here about E starting nursery school.

Why have you decided that educational route for them?

We will definitely be trying to send E to the school attached to the nursery. We’re very fortunate that the state schools near us are all very good, but this school is the closest. Actually, my other half who is a primary school teacher believes that although it is important that the school is good, it is just as important for E to be learning about social skills at this age. And that we can give her a good learning foundation at home too.

Secondary school is a long way off. We don’t really have the funds for a private secondary school. My OH had a private schooling from age 11, and I feel lucky to have attended a good all girls’ school when I was younger. We will look more closely at our options when the time comes.

What is your child’s favourite subject?

It is a bit early to say. At the moment she has a thirst for reading and learning her letters. But she also loves discovering new things and closely inspecting all of nature. I do hope that she enjoys experimenting and science as she grows.

What is your favourite educational game?

I am a huge fan of puzzle apps for my phone. One of my favourites over the past few years has been Love You To Bits. Anything that makes you think and solve puzzles is good. For the same reason I love Professor Layton for Nintendo DS games consoles. These games have a wide variety of puzzles to solve, and can be quite challenging.

And for a family board game, you can’t beat a bit of Trivial Pursuit!

Who is your child’s favourite author?

I would say a tie between the wonderful Julia Donaldson (Stick Man was an early favourite – and Squash and a Squeeze is now the top choice) and Lauren Child for her Charlie and Lola series.

What is your child’s favourite FREE educational game?

We downloaded the Gruffalo App onto my phone – it has several sections of learning. It is lovely to see E working things out. And as a lot of the game is against the clock she is competing against herself, and constantly trying to get better.

What does your child want to do when they grow up?

Her current favourite thing to play is being a vet! I am all for her going into a vocational career.

Do your children want to go to university?

She doesn’t really have an opinion on this yet! But I think if she does decide to go, then we will be doing all that we can to encourage her.

The Power of Education

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So there we are, my completed education and parent blogger tag. As I say, I feel lucky to have been given such a good education myself. So this is a subject that I feel very strongly about. What do you think? Do you agree with me about the power of education?

I’m tagging the following fabulous bloggers.

Sue at SueFosterInfo

Vicki at Blossom Education

Josie at Me, Them and The Others

Lianne at Mrs Mummy Harris

and

Sarah at Let Them Be Small

I cannot wait to see their answers!

 

7 Replies to “The Power of Education – the Education and Parent Blogger Tag”

  1. Catherine says:

    I was lucky to have a good education and we were lucky that the primary and secondary schools closest to us were good. A good education provides the foundation for a child’s life and gives them choices and I think that by giving them a good education you are equipping them to find their way in the world.

    #MMBC
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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Yes, I think I was lucky to have some inspirational teachers. I hope E gets the same.

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  2. Anne Sweet says:

    Some interesting answers there. I didn’t know you were a dentist! I think my least favourite subject at school was biology, but I did go on to get a degree in psychology. My daughter always wanted to be a vet but she works in the theatre at the local children’s hospital. My other daughter, who is doing her GCSEs wants to work with animals, but I really don’t think she’ll be going on to work with humans instead.

    #mmbc
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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Yes, a dentist currently on a career break. I actually wish I’d done more psychology, it fascinates me.

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  3. AMECET 2020 says:

    Education is best friend of you as my mom always told me, thanks for informing people about education system so they can help and guide their kids in studies

    Reply

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