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

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

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

Learning

Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it… 

Last week I went to the Roald Dahl museum in Great Missenden. What a beautiful little village that was! The sun was shining, the birds were tweeting and the prospect of visiting The Twits Cafe and sampling some Bruce Bogtrotter chocolate cake was thrilling!      The museum itself is quite small but has a… Continue reading Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it…