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Ask The Expert: How can I keep my child learning over the summer?

Lisa Salmon
Q: I'M WORRIED my young child isn't learning anything over the summer holidays – what can I do to help her? A: Leonor Stjepic, chief executive of the Montessori Group, which offers education based on self-directed activity and hands-on learning in nurseries and schools, says: "With months of nursery and school closures, it's understandable parents may be concerned about disruption in learning.

Ask the Expert: What’s the best way to recover after giving birth?

Q: I’M GOING to have my first baby soon – how can I prepare to recover well after the birth if there are no complications? A: Doula and perinatal educator Sophie Messager, author of Why Postnatal Recovery Matters, says: “The best way to ensure a positive postpartum recovery experience is to plan for it.