Parenting

Top Tips To Help Your Teen Do Well At School

AD | Parents play a huge role in the educational success of their teenage children. A little support and guidance goes a long way and even though teenagers are seeking their own independence, parental involvement is vital. Here are some  top tips from a private senior school in Hertfordshire for parents who want to help… Continue reading Top Tips To Help Your Teen Do Well At School

Books · Kids

Book Review: Pasta Kidz -The Boing Boing Bushes By Bryony Supper

Pasta! A staple food that families up and down the country devour daily and not particularly interesting I hear you mutter! That's where you're mistaken as author Bryony Supper has taken this run of the mill cupboard staple and created a wonderful world filled with pasta inspired characters that even have their very own language!… Continue reading Book Review: Pasta Kidz -The Boing Boing Bushes By Bryony Supper

Kids · Reviews

Review: Imaginative Learning With Gopak Activity Tables

Imaginative play is so important for development at any age, but for those in EYFS and Key Stage 1 it forms a significant part of their learning alongside more academic topics. Leo is nearing the end of his Reception Year at school and during his time there his imagination and creativity have come on in leaps and bounds. He really… Continue reading Review: Imaginative Learning With Gopak Activity Tables

Books · Kids

Book Review: Magic Pie By Robyn Embrey

Children's imaginations are limitless! Everything in they encounter in their everyday life can be immediately created into something new! It's this imagination and fun that inspired Mum of two and author Robyn Embrey to begin documenting some of her own children's adventures. Her recently released children's book Magic Pie takes is inspired by her own children,… Continue reading Book Review: Magic Pie By Robyn Embrey

Days Out, Events & Holiday's · Reviews

Review: Blair Drummond Safari Park, Stirling, Scotland

We love nothing more than exploring new places to visit as a family, however during the Winter these trips tend to tail off due to the colder weather and we find ourselves opting for indoor activities instead. Fast forward to Spring though and we’re more than ready to bundle ourselves up against the wind and drizzle… Continue reading Review: Blair Drummond Safari Park, Stirling, Scotland

Days Out, Events & Holiday's · Entertainment · Kids

Panto Review: Peter Plank In It’s Bearly Easter

School holidays, the time parent's country-wide dread! It’s not easy, or cheap to keep the kids entertained and whilst there are plenty of things you can do at home it can often leave you feeling rather stir-crazy after just a few days. Today marks the last day of the Easter break for us here in… Continue reading Panto Review: Peter Plank In It’s Bearly Easter

Books · Kids

Book Review: Who Do I See In The Mirror? By Vese Aghoghovbia Aladewolu

In today's modern world of social media and press coverage urging everyone to try and achieve the 'perfect' look, it really worries me the pressure that children growing up in this environment will feel.  I have always made sure to reinforce how beautifully unique and special each of my children are and urge them not… Continue reading Book Review: Who Do I See In The Mirror? By Vese Aghoghovbia Aladewolu

Books · Kids

Paperscapes Series: Books For Inquisitive Kids To Devour

Kids are like sponges, absorbing every new experience and snippet of information they discover and are constantly learning as a result. As a self-confessed bibliophile it’s no surprise that I love to share books with the kids to help them expand their ever-growing knowledge as they are an absolutely amazing resource for learning. Over the years… Continue reading Paperscapes Series: Books For Inquisitive Kids To Devour

Kids · Parenting · Reviews

Review: Read With Phonics Kids App

Parents of school age children will without a doubt be familiar with phonics that are used to help teach those all important sounds needed to aid reading, writing and spelling. I'll happily admit when my older girls started learning the phonics sounds way back in nursery I was pretty clueless as I don't remember being… Continue reading Review: Read With Phonics Kids App

Books · Kids · Parenting

Learning How To Behave Around Dogs With The Zara DogDog Kids Club

Growing up we always had pet dogs and I was taught from a very early age about the do's and don't's when it comes to approaching unfamiliar ones. I've never owned a dog since leaving home, but that didn't stop me instilling my older two girls with the same lessons I learnt all those years… Continue reading Learning How To Behave Around Dogs With The Zara DogDog Kids Club