Why we didn’t raise money for Red Nose Day

Why we didn’t raise money for Red Nose Day

There’s been some controversy around Red Nose Day and Comic Relief this year which I think is interesting. I heard Richard Curtis speaking about the portrayal of Africa last night and he acknowledged that on the night the images are very much about need. And that’s...
What does your child think of themselves?

What does your child think of themselves?

These days children are in a highly competitive environment from the minute they start school – and that’s about to get worse! The Education Department may argue it’s the best way for teachers to assess where each child is and what each child needs but have you ever...
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....