Win a Personalised Back to School Bundle
Giveaways
Yeah, the kids are finally going back to school next week. I know, I’m a bit of a meanie mummy, but I have had to listen to my 3 kids every day for the last 6 weeks whine and moan about everything! Apparently I am a bad mum because I didn’t buy an ice cream from the ice cream van …
Get Ready for Back to School Time
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With the summer holidays drawing to a close and the new school term just a few weeks away, I have made a back to school guide of some really great item currently to buy. From school shoes to stationery, from lunch boxes to back to school gifts for your little ones. There is something in my guide that I am sure …
Math Builder Game Review
home school & learning
My kids love maths, especially my boys. They are both in the top sets at school for maths. And has we love to play games I thought this Math Builder game would be fun to try out. It’s basically like scrabble but with numbers. It’s suitable for 2-5 players and you each have to take it in turns to make …
Space Themed Maths Puzzle + giveaway
home school & learning
We received this Elementary Maths Space theme jigsaw puzzle to review. This is a puzzle like you have never seen before. As you don’t follow the picture on the box to make it, you can place each piece wherever you want. The idea is to learn your numbers and adding from 1-10. Like you could place three numbers 2 and …
Little Passports – World Edition Review
home school & learning
Little Passports is a monthly subscription box for kids to learn about the world. There are two types of boxes. Early Explorers, suitable for ages 3-5 years, which explores the world in themes like music, animal, food, celebrations etc. While the other box, World Edition, suitable for ages 6-10 years, explores the world by visiting a different country every month. …
Brain Factor Fan Books Review
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Have you seen these Brain Factor fans for kids? I had never heard of these before until I was asked to review them. There are 4 different fans to get each for a different age range. suitable for children aged 3-7 years. I choose to review the 4-5 years one and 5-6 one. The fans have 3 questions on each …
Amazing! Magazine Review
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Amazing! magazine is aimed at children aged between 7-13 years old. The magazine is available to purchase from Tesco and WHSmith and priced at £3.50 each or you can buy a subscription from their website “We take aspects of the UK National Curriculum and identify ways that children can understand their relation to the world around them. We like to …
Learning Through Living : Good Writing Skills Begin at Home
Guest post
Writing is such a crucial skill, and yet many children find it a challenge. However, learning to write is a fundamental skill, and as a parent you are in a position to inspire your child to learn to write well as they get older through making it an enjoyable activity. Here are a few ideas to encourage your child to …
Virtual Book Tour – A Parent’s Playbook for Learning
Books
Thanks to Natasha for hosting this stop on my back-to-school book tour! I thought talking about how to make homework more serene in your house would be a perfect topic for Serenity You. I know that I struggled with this heavily with my daughter until I implemented some of the personality type techniques that I found in my research with …
Check out the New Hockey Combo kit from Mabel’s Labels
home school & learning
Get ready for the hockey season with the new Mabel’s Labels hockey combo kit! This unique label combo pack has been created especially for the hockey players in your family! With the custom hockey stick labels, equipment labels, number labels & skate labels, you can keep all of your family’s sports gear in order and make sure that all of the …
Help Your Child Gain Confidence in Learning
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I have recently read the new ebook A Parent’s Play Book for Learning by Jen Lilienstein. According to Jen Children have different learning profiles and each learn in a different way. There are 8 different profiles and when you have found out which personality profile your child is you can read each section to find out which is the best …
Colour Sorting Game
home school & learning
The kids loved this fun colour sorting game. First off I got 10 sheets of plain paper and wrote the name of colours on each one with their matching felt tip pen. Then I placed them on the floor in two rows.   A had a bag full of different items and had the kids take turns and pull one …
Theme Week – Zoo Week
family activities
This was our second themed activity week. For our first them we did Dinosuars- see here, this time we did Zoo week First we did some worksheets and printable from 3dinosuars and sparklebox My little girl Caitlin is 2 and a half and she loved gluing the animals in the right places, here favourite was the tiger   I got the kids …
10 Teacher Appreciation Gifts
gifts
With the end of the school year and the beginning of the summer holidays fast approaching here in the UK, I thought I’d do a round up of some of the best teacher appreciation gifts I’ve found.  So here they are  from The Happy Scraps from Lisa Storms from Happy Little Art from Eighteen25  from Eighteen25 from Whipper Berry from Amanda’s Parties To Go from Kim’s Kandy Kreations from Modern …
How to Prepare your Child for Starting School
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The first day of school is probably one of the most important days of your child’s life and preparing them for that day is really important. You want to make sure your child isn’t scared and overwhelmed by the new situation. You want your child to be able to make friends and not be left out. And also you want …
Dinosaur Week
home school & learning
I got the idea to have theme weeks with my kids from Toys in the dryer. For our first week I decided to make it Dinosaur week. we used printables that I found from Over the big moon and 2 teaching mommies My 2 year old daughter had a go at colouring the dinosaurs. She knew which colour crayon to use but needs to work …
Sensory Boards
home school & learning
I’ve made a few sensory boards for my 2 youngest kids I made them from a cereal box,. Each one is 8cm x 6cm I’ve made 12 in total Here’s what I used: match sticks coloured paper clips macaroni feathers buttons tin foil pine nuts foil mesh glitter pompoms sequins pipe cleaners Any more ideas on what I could use? Check these great …
my Find of the Week : SparkleBox
home school & learning
My find of the week is this great website SparkleBox. It has great free learning resources, fantastic if you homeschool your children or even if you just want to have fun!! I love this high frequency word mat! i use it with my son all the timeThey also have some great Christmas Resources There is also a Sharing Zone were you can …
Words
DIY
I’m trying to get my 6 year old to learn to read and write, and it’s a bit difficult has he soon loses attention. So i made up these little words that he can play around with and make sentences and short stories. They are like the little magnet ones you can buy but these don’t cost a thing! All you need is some white card …