How To Learn A New Language As A Family

  • June 13, 2019
learning a new language as a family

Whether you want to learn a new language for a big move like us, or just for a holiday, it can be fun to learn together as a family. Knowing another language is an amazing skill to have, and it will open so many doors in future for your kids. I did well at GCSE Spanish but that was a long time ago so have definitely needed to brush up. >>


Brilliant Brainz Magazines

  • April 1, 2019

Do you know what one of my pet hates is? All those magazines they put by the entrance of shops so there’s no way you can sneak past with a child without being begged for a magazine full of adverts and plastic tat. I wouldn’t mind if Little H actually looked through them when we got home, but once the plastic toys have been ripped from the cover, the magazine >>

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6 Of The Best Educational TV Shows For Kids To Watch Online

  • October 25, 2018
6 educational tv shows for kids

Please tell me it’s not just me who’s kid is permanently glued to their tablet? We obviously have rules and time limits, but given half the chance she’d be on that tablet all day long. Some of the games are rubbish (Roblox) and some are pointless (nail painting gameS) but there are also some educational books and TV shows that I’m pleased she shows an interest in. If your kids are >>


Should Kids Get Homework? My Thoughts…

  • October 5, 2018
Should Kids Get Homework? My Thoughts...

Lots of people have been taking online about the subject of Primary school homework recently. As a busy working mum, I also have strong feelings about this and so as bloggers tend to do, I thought I’d share my thoughts on homework! My daughter is 7 and in her 4th year of school. We have to read for a minimum of 20 minutes three times a week, learn 8 spellings >>


How To Teach Your Children To Love Reading

  • September 17, 2018
How To Teach Your Children To Love Reading

I love to read, I currently have a million books on my Kindle I need to get through. I’ve always been a bookworm and one of my fondest memories is searching for every last Roald Dahl book at the library with my dad. When I had my daughter I was determined that she’d also love reading and looking at books, and thankfully my dream has come true! 6 reasons why >>


How To Survive Your Child’s First Day At School

  • July 17, 2018
How To Survive Your Child's First Day At School

I know, I know school isn’t quite finished yet – but I also know that if you have a child starting school in September that you’ll have been stressing for a while already. I think I was more nervous about Little H’s first day at school than she was! You’ll worry whether they’ll cry, if they’ll make any friends, will they be brave enough to put their hand up and ask >>


How To Teach Kids Spanish With One Third Stories

  • April 5, 2018

Being able to speak another language is an amazing skill to have, and the younger the child the easier it is to pick up a new language. I’m not at all fluent in Spanish but did well in my GCSE and know enough to get by. We’ve visited Spain a fair bit and I’ve taught Little H the basics like numbers, colours and animals. If you want to teach kids >>


Tips For Helping Kids With Their School Work

  • February 21, 2018

Do you have a child at school? If so, you’ll be used to having homework to do by now. We have the creative home learning projects every half term which I inevitably end up doing myself, but the worst is the maths homework every week. On top of that, we now have SATs practice to do so I think it’s safe to say we’re going to be kept busy! Whether >>


Encouraging Kids Into STEM

  • February 12, 2018

I’m a big fan of encouraging kids into STEM subjects, especially girls as the industry is majorly lacking in women.  It’s an area that is so varied there’s something for every child to find exciting whilst also learning valuable skills and getting those little brains working. All ages can get involved, you don’t need to wait until they do these subjects later on at school. Read on to find out how you >>

Books Reviews

January’s Book Recommendation – Personalised Childrens’ Book From Family Stories

  • January 7, 2018

I didn’t do a book recommendation in November or December as we were just so busy with other things, but I will try to get back on it this year. January’s book recommendation is a lovely personalised book from Family Stories that we received just before Christmas, I’ve lost count of times it’s already been read! There’s a lot of personalised books for children out there but I especially liked the look >>