Fay Crampin Country Life’s Little Black Book Art and Antiques Interiors Gardens and Outdoors The Country Life Schools Guide How to get your children reading beyond the classroom Encouraging children to read means bringing texts to life for them, and getting books out of the classroom Sports day practise ideas If your son or daughter exceeds at sport, make sure they begin their practise in the garden. Easter activity: gardening with your children Watch your garden grow this Easter. Should twins head in separate directions? When twins start school, should they be separated? We take a look at the options available. The School Advent Carol Service Do not miss out on the wonderful school advent carol services taking place around the country. Half term Halloween party ideas Let your children create their own magic this Halloween with our list of spooky games and creative activities. Taster boarding nights at Sedbergh School Why not send your child to experience either a school day or have a taste of boarding life, or possibly both. Top tips for school open days Make sure you get the most out of the open days you attend when trying to choose a school for your children - the name of the game is usually 'be prepared'