The Benefits of Sports in Schools

As a family sport is a massive part of our lives. My husband volunteers as a football coach for the local under 12’s team. Both my boys play for the local football teams and enjoy swimming lessons as well as getting involved with additional after schools sports at every opportunity too. And as for me, well, I always have some sport related challenge on the go, at the moment it is the Virtual Lands End […]

Exploring STEM Subjects with Your Child

STEM subjects are entering the school space more often in modern day teachings, mainly due to how beneficial they are to a child’s development. With a stronger focus on maths and science, technology and engineering – the main elements of STEM – comes more opportunities for children in the future to pursue needed areas in the science and technology industries.   Teaching STEM subjects at home with your child can be just as easy, with […]

What is the Independent Pharmacy?

This week I have been introduced to the Independent Pharmacy and I have no idea if I am late to the party with this one or, if like me, not everyone has heard of it, so I thought I’d share it with you as I was pretty impressed with the whole concept.   What is the Independent Pharmacy? The Independent Pharmacy is an online resource where individuals over the age of 18 can access medical […]

Exploring Mindfulness with Your Child

Mindfulness is a great way to develop a child’s sense of wellbeing and understanding of the world. It’s also something that both adults and children can take part in together, strengthening a bond between each other and developing skills in being resilient and decisive together.   In this guide we’ll help you explore mindfulness with your child, from the advice of this independent school in Oxford. Show them how to eat mindfully It can be […]

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The Benefits of School Trips for Children

School trips are a really fun way to take children out of the confines of the classroom and test their skills in the outside world. School trips, while educational in nature, are designed to help children think outside the box and challenge them in exciting ways. Here are some more benefits to school trips from this Catholic Girls School. Allows children to work well in a team Teamwork is key to a child’s development in […]

Struggles Every New Parent Faces With a Newborn

You are finally a parent, and although you are excited, you’re facing challenges that you have not encountered before. You’ve got the joys of watching your child grow up before your eyes, but that has come with the difficulties of sleepless nights, too much crying, and not enough time to yourself. This article discusses some struggles every new parent faces with their newborn. Going for a Stroll/Walk Going for a stroll/walk to the store is […]

Seasoned Parents Won’t Tell You This About Having A Baby

If you ask seasoned parents about what it’s like to have a baby, they’ll all tell you the same thing. Having a baby is wonderful. They might even claim that they miss that first year. It’s true, having a baby is wonderful but there are a few hurdles that you’ll need to get over just at the start of this journey. So, let’s explore some of the common issues that you can face and that […]

Exploring Moral Values with Your Child

Moral values can instil a lot more confidence, positivity and healthy relationships in your child. It’s also what makes children grow to be more mature, developed and clever individuals as well as showing children what’s right and what’s wrong. In this guide from a private nursery in Surrey, we look at the ways to explore moral values with your child. Provide lessons on good manners From a young age you can start building good manners […]

Teaching Your Child to Resist Peer Pressure

Peer pressure happens in all walks of life, but there are a number of ways we can combat the pressure that others put us under. When we’re children we can have a number of pressures around us – such as cheating on a test, skipping homework or bullying other kids at school. But there are also bigger risks like alcohol and smoking that children can fall into.   Here are some ways you can teach […]

Top Tips for Teaching Your Child to Read

To help your child with their reading abilities, there are a range of activities and exercises to explore with them as they grow. From an early age children will be getting attuned to spelling, vocabulary and more; and with the help of a nursery in Chiswick here are some top tips to help them along the way Use specific times to excite your child Kids are often motivated by getting a reward or something to […]