It’s a pleasure to collaborate with LeapFrog again, this time, helping prepare parents for Parents’ Evening this October.


Parents’ Evening is of course, a chance to chat to your child’s teacher about their progress and how well they’re settling in at school so far. It also enables you to understand any problems and set up additional support where needed.

Both my sons have started a new (outstanding) school in a new town and my husband and I are looking forward to an update on their progress. 

children doing homework

Here are my Parents’ Evening tips in association with LeapFrog.

child does his homework

  1. Be Prepared

You are likely to only have a 10 minute slot with the teacher so make sure you ask the questions you set out to whilst being open to listening to key points made by the teacher. I know it’s hard not to become emotional (I cry easily) but stay calm whilst discussing your child. Which leads me to…

child writes

2. Be Calm

Be calm and open. Remember that like you, the teacher wants the best for your child. Know that you can ask for a longer follow-up meeting if anything arises which needs further discussion. I’ve always been offered meetings with both the form tutor and the head of school where needed. Some teachers are happy to respond to emails or have phone conversations too so don’t feel you need to ask everything in that one slot.

child draws

3. Be Proactive

Do be proactive and enquire about what you can do at home to help support your child be it to help them feel more settled in school or academically. Teachers will always offer useful tips and links to resources and home-based learning systems such as LeapStart so you can keep supporting your child out of school hours.

pens and pencils

LeapStart encourages children to learn through play and both my children adore theirs. Oliver enjoys helping his little brother Alexander learn through the system and as the levels grow with your child, LeapStart complements school-based skills like reading, maths, science and geography alongside social skills such as logic and reasoning.

LeapFrog LeapStart


Excitingly, I’ve got 3 LeapStart LeapFrog

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·         Suitable for 2-7 years

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324 Responses

  1. Chris Andrews

    Why do you want to win? . . . .to give my grandson o good start in liife

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    Because this would be the perfect present for my youngest daughters 2nd birthday in November

  3. Lorraine Kirk

    My son loves to play anything that’s educational. The map and keyboard features look like great interactive fun.

  4. Gianna DeSalvo

    Great article. It is so important to prepare for meetings and to see where you can be proactive as a parent. My daughter would really benefit from the prize. Thanks.

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    my grandaughter is very bright but has a speech impediment, so is very shy at asking for help at school, this would be a very valuable aide for us to help her at home.

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    Our son has just started school, he comes home with some funny facts! He would love this.

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    It would be a dream to win one for my son, it would be a huge help and fun way to learn together xx

  13. Megan

    It’s a fantastic prize & I think my little boy would love it. He’s 2 at the end of this month so no where near the school stage but I think your tips on parents evening are great and I know I’ll be looking back on posts like this in the future! x

  14. Jamie Edwards

    My son had quite a bad hearing problem and until a recent surgery really struggled at school, he’s now playing catch up. I’d love to give him a helping hand in a fun way.

  15. Jessica Woods

    My son has autism so things with words and sounds really help him learn

  16. Kim Neville

    My son would enjoy using this and helping his cousin when we look after him

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    i think this would be great for my 2 & 6 year old to help support what hes learning at school and introduce basic learing for my little one x

  18. Jules Eley

    My daughter is struggling at the moment but i think this would really help her

  19. Gill Williams

    I would like to win a LeapStart LeapFrog for my Great Nephew. I am sure it would be a great help to him in his education and learning.

  20. Corinne Wright

    I’d love to win this for my youngest boy who’s turning 2 in a couple of weeks. Looks like a fun way for him to learn things ?

  21. Katie

    This looks great! Educational and fun too. I would love to win it for my nephew.

  22. Fiona Paley

    My middle niece has just turned 2 and is ready for an educational system like this.

  23. Rachel Craig

    Great prize, which the children would love. Entertaining , Educational and Fun, a great product.


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