Learning

Fine Motor Fun

Pencil control, fine motor skills, precise positioning. These skills that children develop from as young as 10 months have become something of a focus in the Early Years setting at Primary school. The ability to grip, manoeuvre and place seem like skills that children will gain instinctively but without opportunities they can become overlooked. Studies… Continue reading Fine Motor Fun

Travel, Uncategorized

Disneyland Paris

The happiest place in the world? Yes! We had an absolutely wonderful 4 days trip to the park so I thought I'd blog about our experience including tips and tricks to help anyone thinking of going (and to remind me for when we go again!) So, we booked direct through Disneyland Paris Travel Company back… Continue reading Disneyland Paris

Home, Learning, parenting

Childcare Conundrum

Lately I've had quite a few messages asking my opinion on childcare options. Having a profession within the education setting sees me inundated with questions, queries, reassurances and general musings (which I love, honestly, ask away!). The play school/ nursery/ childminder/ pre-school debate is always something I see on the internet and now social media… Continue reading Childcare Conundrum

Letters to Evelyn

Four

Dear Evelyn, You are four. Four whole years with us. This year you have started school, become even more Disney crazy (if that's possible), become an 'incredible singer', made some wonderful friends and are genuinely one amazing little soul! We love you beyond measure x Thank you to the wonderful Libby Pearce for this video… Continue reading Four

Health, Uncategorized

Mama Time

So this month I attended a workshop. I attended a workshop with other like minded ladies. A workshop that would help me to reconnect with me? Take time out? Feel less alone? Realise that we are all in this together? Yes. That is exactly what it was. A wonderful local Mama, Claire, has set up… Continue reading Mama Time

Learning

Let’s Read

Ok, let's talk about how we can help our little offspring with reading. The English language is one of the most complex languages in the world. We have words that are spelt the same but with different meanings, spelt differently but sound the same and rules that don't apply most of the time (yes I'm… Continue reading Let’s Read

Health

Top Class Circus Skills

And by that I mean juggling. Metaphorical juggling more specifically. I'm left handed and have very bad hand eye coordination so ACTUAL juggling is a big problem for me. ANYWAY, I've been asked on a number of occasions to write a post on how I juggle life. What we do isn't perfect and I can't… Continue reading Top Class Circus Skills

Travel

Greek Escape

This summer we went away as a family of three to beautiful Greece. After much searching for the 'perfect' family holiday we settled on the the resort Aeolos Beach in Corfu. 10 days, all inclusive. When travelling with children I cannot recommend booking all inclusive enough! I makes life so much easier when they decide… Continue reading Greek Escape