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Our first impressions of the Weekend Box

March 5, 2019 admin 2

A couple of weeks ago we were sent a Weekend Box from the Weekend Box Club, which is a small box full of S.T.E.M. craft activities, that can be done over the weekend – or anytime at all really.  It arrived just as we were leaving for Devon so I put it away and forgot about it until the weekend just gone when I dug it out and had a closer look. The tiddler was […]

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Helping Your Children Adjust When Moving To Another Country

November 14, 2018 admin 0

There is a lot to consider before moving to another country, including looking for a job, finding a quality global health insurance provider, making new social circles and much more. It can become easy to get wrapped up in your own moving process and as a result, we end up overlooking our children, who are going through the same thing, albeit from a different perspective. Moving to another country can be worrying and upsetting for […]

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Christmas gift ideas for primary school children

November 7, 2018 admin 9

It can be so hard to know what to buy children these days as there is simply so much choice and most often the children themselves will change their minds from one day to the next which really isn’t very  helpful for parents, friends, or of course Santa himself. Having got two primary aged boys myself I thought I would compile a list of gift ideas that I think would be suitable for them and […]

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5 tips for keeping kids occupied on road trips by Passport and Adventures

October 27, 2018 admin 0

This month we welcome Cath Jordan from Passports and Adventures as our guest blogger as she tells us what her top 5 tips are for keeping kids occupied on road trips.   On the road, as drivers, us parents must deal with constant traffic dangers and situations such as blinding rain (or sometimes even snow), traffic jams, street signs and other drivers. But one distraction you might not have thought about, before having them, is […]

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Could boredom boost creativity in children?

October 3, 2018 admin 0

A 2018 study commissioned by Bic into the activities of modern day children uncovered some interesting findings that suggest children claim they are bored very easily and as much as up to 122 times a month, although I’m sure mine could do that in a week, if not a day sometimes! But in all seriousness it does make us wonder why are children are claiming to be bored so easily. Is it because they have […]

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Nature, nurture or pure pot luck?

September 14, 2018 admin 0

I am pretty sure every human over the age of 16 has heard of the nature nurture debate in some capacity. Whether it was an hour long lesson in 6th form psychology or a fleeting reference in a horror film when giving a character assassination of the serial killer, it’s a debate that will out live all of us. For anyone that is actually reading this and scratching their head the short short version is […]

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The Ultimate Family Dinning Guide – Kids Eat Free and Affordable Options

September 14, 2018 admin 0

  Are you planning on taking your family to dinner? If you are and you have your little ones with you, then you already know just how expensive this can be. Taking your whole family to dinner requires planning in advance. This is because the moment a waiter begins approaching with your dessert menu is enough to make you sweat and even fear; especially if you have a limited budget. As such, we have compiled […]

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How to encourage your children to talk about their day

January 8, 2018 admin 11

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. […]

Our new favourite past time

January 21, 2017 admin 0

The boys are at an age now where they can actually play games. They don’t always end well, the tiddler likes to win, every time, and the big un like rules, lots and lots of rules. But they like the idea of playing games and are really starting to get the concept of them so we have introduced family game night. This happens every Saturday night now and the boys have latched onto this idea […]

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

August 11, 2016 admin 3

Geography is not my strong point and I hate to admit it but my sat nav is an absolute necessity when ever I leave our village, I have no sense of direction at all. So when my eldest son started showing an interest in learning about the world I knew I had to do something to encourage his thirst for knowledge without embarrassing my self too much.   I came up with the following idea […]