how to teach your child to tell time

How to teach your child to tell time

June 8, 2018 admin 8

Although I am happy with the progress the boys are making at school I do try to help them along at home too and incorporate learning in our daily lives from cookery skills to geography and everything in between. Having done this I can honestly say that teaching a child to tell the time can be quite difficult and sometimes a bit exasperating, however I do think it is easier than teaching them to read!   […]

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I forgot about the nits

March 21, 2018 admin 3

One of the things that seemed to come as a surprise when I became the parent of a school aged child was nits or head lice as some people call them. I seemed to have blocked those memories from my mind and when I was first presented with a head lice letter from school they all came flooding back, the memories not the nits.   When I was at school we had what we called […]

10 top cleaning tips for parents

March 13, 2018 admin 0

I love it when my house is clean, who doesn’t? But sometimes spending hours cleaning only for it to be trashed again within 5 minutes of the kids coming home from school or from having to cook a meal in my sparkling kitchen, drives me round the bend. Finding the time to clean isn’t always easy either what with work, school runs, after school commitments, fitness classes and the odd occasion when I have a […]

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How to encourage your children to talk about their day

January 8, 2018 admin 13

Sometimes getting children to talk about their day can seem impossible so here is a post I wrote about how to encourage your child to talk about their day. I wrote this post because hen I pick the boys up from school I always ask them how their day went and most times I get the same rotation of responses I can’t remember It was fine Good thanks and I can’t be the only one. […]

The parenting resolutions mummies are making today

December 31, 2017 admin 1

As 2017 comes to a close the majority of people will take some time to reflect on the year they have had and make resolutions for the upcoming year. Some people will want to be fitter, some wealthier, some more adventurous but truth be told most people wont stick to their resolutions for more than a few weeks, we are creatures of habit and it’s hard to change.  That being said those that make smaller resolutions […]

Santa’s Rule Book

December 20, 2017 admin 1

Once upon a time someone created the idea that a fat man with a long beard who isolates himself away from the rest of the world spies on us, “he sees us when were sleeping and knows if we’ve been bad or good”. Said fat man, who as it turns out only has one outfit and lives with his wife and 1000’s of tiny people who he makes work in a factory day and night, […]

Educational quizzes to help prepare for Key stage 2 and beyond

April 22, 2017 admin 6

As a parent and a teacher I am a firm believer that education is important, children should be encouraged to learn both in school and at home. However, I am also a firm believer that education should be fun and that children should learn without realising that they are being taught or lectured at, the stress should be removed and the experience should be enhanced. From reading my blog you will know that I am […]

Christmas activities to do with kids

November 16, 2016 admin 0

This year my children are 6 and 4 and the Christmas magic and belief is all still in tact (I think), but I’m not sure how long it will be till the eldest stops believing. So this year I want to make it as magical as possible and enjoy as many Christmas activities and events as we can before they get too old and too wise. Over the past few years I have seen some […]

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An easy, enjoyable and cheap way to teach geography to children

August 11, 2016 admin 2

I think it is important to make learning fun for children. It doesn’t matter whether this is teaching them a second language, helping them get their pen licence (don’t get me started on this) or learning about the world in which we live, it should always have an element of fun. Now geography is not my strong point and I hate to admit it but my sat nav is an absolute necessity when ever I […]