We are all familiar with the classic, traditional fairy tales that have been passed from parent to child for centuries and it's certainly something I hold fond memories of sharing with my own Mum as a child. Being avid readers it's not a surprise that a large book of Fairy Tales was one of the… Continue reading Modern Day Fairy Tale’s With Plusnet
Having taken part in previous promotional Blog Tour's for three of Sue Wickstead's children's books I was thrilled to be invited to share another one with my little man and offer our thoughts. This time we are reviewing Daisy Daydream The Nursery Rhyme Bus, another in Sue's fabulous series featuring re purposed buses. Plus be… Continue reading Blog Tour: Daisy Daydream The Nursery Rhyme Bus By Sue Wickstead
Children countrywide are heading back to school this week after 6 weeks of fun, with only the prospect of the colder, darker days and plenty of school work on the horizon. However, education needn't be a chore and certainly not something that should be confined to the classroom as there are plenty of learning opportunities… Continue reading Helping Make STEM Learning Fun With Carlton Books
Regardless of your age there's nothing better than creating a special cosy space in which to hide away from the world for a while, Be it a den built from sofa cushions, a fort built using foraged branches or a ready made pop up tent, creating a fort and personalising the space is an activity… Continue reading Blanket Fort Building With Time4Sleep
AD | Lots of parents are torn when it comes to their kids having music lessons. While we all love the idea of having a child prodigy – the next Beethoven - it’s often more expensive than we first expected and doesn’t always come naturally to every child. For those of you who are on… Continue reading Parenting: Should My Child Learn An Instrument?
AD | Many of our lives revolve around technology. From games and entertainment, to communicating with friends, smart devices and computers have become second nature to the younger generation. This advance in technology has had an impact on today’s education and teaching methods. Teachers can now enhance learning by incorporating these popular, everyday devices into… Continue reading Education: Is Technology Beneficial In The Classroom?
AD* | Did you know that studies have found that over the summer holidays, children can forget a surprising amount of what they learned during the school year? This is often referred to as ‘summer learning loss’. Fortunately there is a way that parents can help to prevent this loss of learning and it is… Continue reading How To Encourage Your Child To Learn Over The Summer
AD | Every child has different individual strengths. These may include personal, social, creative, language or logic strengths. By identifying and understanding your child’s strengths you can help to encourage their passions and unlock their full academic potential. To help you explore your child’s strengths, Hampstead Hill School in London have kindly put together the… Continue reading Identifying Your Child’s Academic Strengths
AD | It’s important for children, particularly when they’re young, to learn in different ways and explore a multitude of environments. This means that they should get out of the classroom from time to time and discover the great outdoors. Many children don’t have access to safe outdoor environments where they can play freely, which… Continue reading 4 Benefits Of Outdoor Learning For Kids
Last Christmas we had the pleasure of being invited to a special screening of The Snowman produced by Carrot Productions which can only be described as magical. Therefore, when we were asked along our local theatre to see their brand new show for 2019 featuring one of our favourite duo's Wallace & Gromit, we were… Continue reading Review: Wallace & Gromit Musical Marvels Tour 2019