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Going To The Library

It feels like such a long time ago since reading a story at bedtime felt like a chore. I never used to see the importance of books despite my own love for reading and writing. But I also experienced mum guilt surrounding the topic of bedtime story time and eventually I made it part of our routine. I don’t feel …

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Forest School For Toddlers

Meterologically Spring has started. I can’t tell you just how happy I am to see the back of winter. I’ve been a proper recluse in terms of our outdoor adventures. I’ve avoided the park, we’ve not really been to any National Trust places and I’ve definitely preferred the comfort of my home and my joggers. But with Spring, comes the …

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We Lost Our February To A Chest Infection

I say it a lot but I really hate winter and cooler weather. It brings with it all the brilliant germs that seem to hang around for a while. In fact this time we lost an entire month to the nasty buggers. It started at the very end of January which feels like a life time ago now. P1 began …

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Special Needs Diary #12 – Occupational Therapist Assessment

I’m not really scared of hospitals or medical appointments anymore. I don’t think you really can be when you’ve spent the good part of the past eight years visiting various hospital regularly with your first born. We have to visit a medical professional very few months I’d say for many different reasons. It gets a little confusing when you have …

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My Top Tips For Tackling Head Lice & Nits

I’m not sure it’s something to shout from the roof tops, but I’d like to think I’ve now got some experience in tackling head lice and nits. After going seven years without getting a case of the dreaded creepy crawlies, then it suddenly felt like we were infested for weeks. But we are out the other side and I wanted …

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Brand New Project Mc2 On Netflix!

We have only recently delved our eyes into the world of Project Mc2. P1 was really happy to receive another package from them to celebrate the release of a special new episode on Netflix from 14 February. We were given some popcorn and one of the new Project Mc2 Dolls With Experiments to try.  The six main characters in the …

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How Reading Helps Young Children

Despite the fact I absolutely adore books and reading, I found it really difficult to actually want to read to my first daughter when she was a baby. I never saw the importance of reading to a young child. It’s only really been in the past six months that I have routinely made it part of our bedtime. Now every …

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Learning Times Tables With Maths Rockx – An Update

It has been a little over a month since we first downloaded the Maths Rockx app. The Maths Rockx app is owned and created by mum and dad team, Jo and Stu. It was designed to help children learn their times tables through fun, memorable songs. The app is available on both Android and Apple for £7.99 but there is …

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Special Needs Diary #10 – An Update

So firstly I am changing the format of this series of blog posts slightly. I’ve changed the name from Autism Diaries to Special Needs Diary. This is purely because we don’t have an official diagnosis and with recent medical appointments and conversations, it just doesn’t feel right to give P1 a definite label yet. However, she definitely is a special …

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Learning Times Tables With Maths Rockx

One of the subjects I always struggled with at school was Maths. I have no idea what it is about the entire subject but it just never stayed in my brain. I even attended out of school help sessions to try and improve my mathematical ability but even that didn’t help. When P1 started school I was quite concerned that …

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A Christmas Giveaway With Oxford Children’s Books

Is anybody else getting just a little bit excited by Christmas? With Halloween behind us, I feel like it’s a suitable time to begin with the festive preparations. We’ve had a lovely Christmas delivery of Oxford Children’s Books recently and I wanted to share them with you. Make sure to scroll to the bottom for a giveaway! Greatest Animal Stories This book …

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Learning More About McDonald’s Restaurants

I have many memories of McDonald’s. My Grandad used to take me for a lunch when we went to visit my Great-Grandad. My Mum frequently took me as a treat after my swimming lessons. I used to pop by with school friends. I headed there for my work lunches too sometimes. My Hubby also shares a love for McDonald’s but …

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Special Needs Diary #9 – Homework

Dear Diary, I have huge concerns about P1s education. She doesn’t seem wired academically like I was. I always enjoyed school I think apart from the bullying and being picked on for being small. I did relatively well at learning when I wasn’t talking to my friends. But P1 is falling behind. Key Stage 2 is naturally harder than what …

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Special Needs Diary #8 – Back To School

Dear Diary, I have so many mixed feelings about this year ahead for P1. We now have a Year 3 pupil which means she’s now following the Key Stage 2 curriculum. Obviously that means she’ll be doing more focused learning rather than the play side of school now and there’s only four more years until she’s in secondary school. I …

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Back To School With Smiggle Stationery

I normally hate the school holidays and wish for them to go quicker but I definitely wish they had been longer this year. We have spent so many days creating memories that will last forever as I took far too many photos. We are now back at school and at some point my eldest daughter became a Key Stage 2 student …

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