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 and...

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...

Friday Fun – Frogs & Sloths

Friday Fun – Frogs & Sloths

How’s your week been? Are you feeling as if you’ve got less time now the winter is truly here? From talking to parents, I know that many of you don’t feel as if you have enough time to get everything done at this time of the year and that’s very stressful and...

Friday Fun – Shakers & Rhyming

Friday Fun – Shakers & Rhyming

How’s your week been? It’s been a great Autumn so far hasn’t it? I’m not usually a big fan of Autumn because it usually feels damp and dark to me but so far it’s been bright and the leaves are very beautiful. I do make plans for winter though as I’m not good with the...

Friday Fun – Rockets & Hospitals

Friday Fun – Rockets & Hospitals

How’s your week been? If you follow me on Facebook you’ll know that my week hasn’t gone as planned! Tuesday night my daughter came from dance college badly limping. She had been dropped awkwardly from a lift. We iced it and decided we would wait til the morning to see...

Friday Fun – spiders & breathing space

Friday Fun – spiders & breathing space

How’s your week been? I guess your week has been a bit more normal as the kids are back to school? Is that good or bad? I know I always used to miss mine when they went back – at least for the first few days! I posted a video on Monday where I talked about having some...

Friday Fun – stress & lollies

Friday Fun – stress & lollies

How’s your week been? I’m looking forward to half term next week. Are you? I don’t think it’s going to be a complete rest, but it will be something different and that’s always good. I’ve had another busy week and stepped outside of what’s completely comfortable for...

Friday Fun! yellow & perfect

Friday Fun! yellow & perfect

I know it's not actually Friday! But I made a commitment that I would post something every Friday starting this week. I prepared it by Wednesday and what I should have done was schedule it. But I didn't! Instead I have had a busy time helping my Dad while he has had...

Put the love back into learning

Put the love back into learning

Do you have to love learning to be able to learn? What do you do if your little one hates learning? How do you help them to love learning? The answer surely is yes and no! For example, I can’t particularly remember loving learning to tie my shoe laces but I can...

Agh! They’re starting school!!!

Agh! They’re starting school!!!

  Starting school can be an anxious time, both for parent and child. You are anxious about them being away from you all day, in a new environment (a big one!), a new teacher, a big class, the homework, their confidence, understanding new teaching methods, the...