Tag Archives: learning

My Sunday Photo 2018 – Daffodil Season

I walk to school or nursery every single day at least once, usually three times, and it’s a great way for me to start taking in my local area and noticing habits. Suddenly over the past week I have started to see shoots of little flowers emerging from their beds. For me, it’s a sign that Spring and warmer, longer …

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10 Things I’ve Learnt About My Kittens

We welcomed two little kittens to our family just a few weeks ago and I’ve been enjoying spamming my Instagram with kitten photos ever since. Our boys, Billy and Jake, are now fifteen weeks old and have caused absolute chaos as they’ve settled into family life at Christmas time. I wanted to put together a little list of some of …

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#BLOGMAS DAY 19 – Last Minute Learning Resources Gifts

We are in the crucial last days in the lead up to Christmas. This time next week it’ll all be over. Have you got everything? Are you wrapped and ready? Well I’m not and if you are like me, you may need some last minute inspiration. During December we got sent two educational toys to review from Learning Resources. First …

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Top Tips for Caring for Family Pets

You don’t need anyone to tell you that it is really important to look after family pets but if it is your first time of having one, you might not be fully aware of some of the essentials. Having a pet is wonderfully fulfilling and you will want to give your pet the best life you possibly can. Pets are …

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P3 Had Her Introductory Session At Nursery/Preschool

I have been waiting for this day for such a long time. I was awake so early, getting organised, putting my makeup on and my clothes. Typically P2 and P3 didn’t wake until quarter to eight, like really?! Why didn’t they do this in the holidays?! Somehow we still managed to be a little rushed out of the door. So …

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Reflecting On The End Of Nursery For My Middle Baby

After experiencing being a working Mum with P1, I was fortunate enough to be able to make the decision to be a stay at home Mum with P2. I was going to be the one to watch her do all of those first things and be the one who had taught her. At some point during her first two years …

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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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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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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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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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LeapFrog Fridge Numbers Magnetic Set Review

Can you relate to those moments in the kitchen when you’re trying desperately to cook a fresh meal from scratch or wash up the dishes with a small human attached to your leg or hip? Well I think LeapFrog have come up with the perfect solution with their LeapFrog Fridge Numbers Magnetic Set. This set comes with the main tile …

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