Learning Through Play – Activity Essentials


Children

*This is a collaborative post.  Learning through play is an important part of a child’s early development. Not only do they enjoy the time spent playing with their toys. They create avenues to improvements in skills children need, as they progress through their educational career. Learning through play enhances a child’s language and communication skills, […]

May 1, 2019

How to Find the Right School for your Children


Education

When our eldest daughter started school, I dreaded it. It wasn’t even full-time education, just her pre-school nursery placement that meant she was out of my care for fifteen hours during the week. They were 15 hours that I’d never had to leave her before though and not only that, I would be leaving her […]

December 10, 2018

Five Things being a School Run Mum has Taught Me


Children, Lifestyle

I’ve had the joy of being a school run mum for a few months now. The novelty is wearing off and I’ve begun to countdown each term, eager for the holidays to start. It’s not because I don’t like school, we are very pro-education over here. It’s that the school run can become a bit […]

October 29, 2018

Our Generation Awesome Academy School Room – Review


Children

*We were provided with an Awesome Academy set for the purpose of this review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.  This week my girls have been very lucky, as they’ve been asked to review the new Our Generation Awesome Academy School Room, from Smyths Toy Superstores! Our eldest daughter has just begun […]

September 20, 2018

Teachers. Do They Get the Respect They Deserve?


Education

I know immediately that the answer to this question is no. Teachers definitely do not always get the respect they deserve. I’m not just saying this because I’m married to an ex-teacher. I’m also not just saying this because I know a lot of teachers and I don’t want to upset them. Over the past […]

June 27, 2018

Nursery Woes and Birthday Shows


Children

When you have two children born ten and a half months apart, it’s hard work. Trust me, I know. When you’re the primary carer of two children born ten and a half months apart, it’s really hard work. Trust me, I know. I’ve spent the best part of three years willing time to pass. Looking […]

May 31, 2018