Do you need to prepare your child for Big School?

Do you need to prepare your child for Big School?

I heard an interesting comment on the radio this morning. The discussion was regarding children missing school and whether they necessarily miss anything important. The caller made the point that if we have the belief that real learning happens in school it follows...
Mindful Monsters

Mindful Monsters

Scope has designed a lovely set of activity cards for families that you can share with your children. You can subscribe monthly and receive 7 activity cards. I’m really happy to say that I’ll be supporting Scope by subscribing to this scheme and using the...
Have I told you about tomatoes?

Have I told you about tomatoes?

Have I told you about tomato plants? Well here goes…. When you have a tomato plant you want it to grow and produce yummy tomatoes. So you put it in nutritious soil, you water it, you feed it, you protect it from frost and pests, you give it sunshine and warmth....
Let your child be different!

Let your child be different!

Is your child’s butterfly identical to mine? When your child brings a piece of work home from nursey or school do you imagine it’s unique to them? Do you assume that they have done all the work themselves? Let’s imagine the class topic is The Hungry Caterpillar...
Friday Fun – Caterpillars Christmas Calendar

Friday Fun – Caterpillars Christmas Calendar

How’s your week been? It’s 1st December tomorrow! How are you feeling about time? Last week I spoke about the idea of either being a frog or a sloth. In reality, we are all frogs and sloths at different times. I think the trick is to maximise your frog time. Know when...