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 activities...

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 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...