Tag Archives: education

Stabilo EASYoriginal Pen and EASYergo Pencil Review

P1 has been receiving Early Literacy Support at school. I was a bit sceptical about it all at first, I wasn’t sure that it would help and to be honest I hadn’t noticed a problem with her writing or literacy. I thought she was doing well. I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to try out a special pen and pencil …

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5 Tips for Surviving Messy Play with Kids

I get in such a flap and end up ruining art activities for the girls. I mop up as soon as they drip the teensiest amount of paint/glue/glitter. So to avoid arguments getting the art box isn’t my go-to-rainy-day activity. I try to fill the day with other activities but when we went to the playgroup the other day, it suddenly …

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Tara Binns Eagle-Eyed Pilot Book Review

If you are a regular reader you will know that I’m partial to reading proper real books. I’m yet to buy a kindle or use an app on my phone to read. The girls love to read, whether it’s by being read to or even P1 reading herself and of course flicking through the pictures. They love it. We were …

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Lion Hudson Children’s Books – Missing Jack by Rebecca Elliott

I’ve always been a book lover. These days books are heading towards becoming only digital editions, but for me there’s nothing better than physically holding a book in your hands. Having three daughters makes it super difficult to find time to sit and read, so my extent to reading is online blogs and magazines. However, my girls are following in …

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“Mummy, how do babies get inside your tummy?”

I thought I had a few years to come up with my answer to the birds and the bees questions. My six year old thought differently. The question was sprung just as I was kissing P1 goodnight. “Mummy, how do babies get inside your tummy?” She said innocently. She’s witnessed my two pregnancies, seen my tummy go from flat to …

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“P1 has asked to do some baking and go to a soft play area this half term”

Half term has definitely crept up on us. We were invited into the school to watch P1s class assembly. Since joining this school and especially since starting Year 1, she has completely blossomed. Every time we watch her at school she seems to grow with confidence. P1s assembly was about penguins and the South Pole. This is what she’s been …

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Potty Training with Huggies – Review

The responsibilities that come with creating your own human is crazy. Right from the word go. We grow them, not just in the womb but beyond. As a parent we are responsible for how they speak, whether they speak one or two languages. We are responsible for teaching them to smile, to stick out their tongues, to play, to sit …

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To My Princess 3 – 4 Months

To my Princess 3, It seems to be flying by! I need to apologise to you. This month we’ve found out that you have a tongue tie and its left me feeling very guilty and upset that we didn’t even check. Nobody did. Even when you were struggling to gain weight! We’ve been referred to the hospital next month for …

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Red Nose Day with Weetabix! Our Science Museum Experience

Weetabix have launched a new strawberry flavoured Weetabix for Red Nose Day. I’m sure you’ve seen the little Red Noses plastered over the packaging of the popular Weetabix products as part of their “Pick Your Nose” campaign. For every pack sold there will be a 5p donation made to Comic Relief, plus there’s prizes to be won!! There is a …

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Back To School After The Christmas Holidays

I can’t quite figure out if the Christmas holidays went quickly or slowly. With the household being poorly pretty much the majority of the holidays, the days seemed to roll into one and it was over within a blink of the eye. On the other hand, it seems like forever since it was Christmas. I want to be more organised …

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Our Play Date with Dr Miriam Stoppard & Galt Toys

I’m familiar with Dr Miriam Stoppard’s parenting books so we jumped at accepting the invitation to attend an interactive play class with herself and Galt Toys at The Kids Stuff Toys in Ashford. I decided to take the train with P2 and P3 to give hubby a break and he kindly offered to drop us to the station before dropping …

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“It seems the issues we have at home are also issues she has at school”

We’ve had to rearrange appointments to see P1s teacher several times due to illnesses, births and hospital visits but finally we managed to see the teacher with the SENCO yesterday afternoon. We had a few things on our list to discuss. Concentration, BEAM (physiotherapy she was meant to be having during school) and coordination. We also needed an update on …

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“I was always rubbish at doing homework on time”

When I look back on my school years, I was quite academic. I actually enjoyed school and the topics I found interesting I did well in like Art. But I was always rubbish at doing homework on time. I’d get so many lunch time detentions or after school ones because of homework related issues. I generally suffer with organisation so …

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