A father has become a school sensation after his puzzle books helped thousands of children with their homework.
Ash Sharma, from Great Barr, Birmingham, has been credited with making homework fun again after his maths and English crossword books were snapped up by families across the country.
The father-of-three said the concept for his Skips Crossword Puzzle books came about when daughter Nicole was struggling to concentrate while revising for her 11+ exams last year.
Mr Sharma, who works in property, said: “After a long day at school it was very hard to get Nicole to sit and focus on doing her homework. Like other kids, there were so many other things to concentrate on, like computers, Facebook and games, so I started to look at ways of using the work she had been set and turning it into something more enjoyable.
“I had an idea to convert some of her English work into a crossword, and Nicole soon began to see doing the crosswords as a fun activity, rather than school work.
“There is so much pressure on children these days to be successful, with league tables and entrance exams, that the crosswords put some enjoyment into learning.”
Word soon spread among his daughter’s classmates at Highclare School in Sutton Coldfield about the crosswords, and parents began to request copies for their own children.
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