Do you worry that your teenager lacks important life skills? Personally, I think that one of the positives to come out of COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown period, has been a chance to build on a range of life skills with children of all ages.
Having a job alongside being a mother can be hard work, even if it is one of your proudest achievements in life. Despite the pressures of home and your job, that doesn’t mean you can’t succeed to be the best you can in your workplace. The juggle is real people! It may take time, patience, […]
Do you cook with your children? It’s something that I’ve done with all the children since they were little. My parents and grandparents used to get me involved in cooking and general kitchen activity when I was young and it’s something I feel really strongly about. Cooking and knowing your way around a kitchen are […]
Kitchen role play Play kitchens have been popular children’s toys for decades. I’ve said many times here that one of the best used toys over the years by all four children has been our play kitchen. It has also always been something they play with really nicely together. These days, there are more options than […]
I’ve written many times on the blog about role play and how children learn through play. I love watching how they make sense of things during their play time and how they then translate that to the real world. Equally, they will mimic things they have seen when out and about during their play time, repeating […]
Welcome to another article in our ‘mini chefs’ series. The mini chefs have been in the kitchen again cooking up a storm. After a short nap today I suggested to the minis we hit the kitchen for some baking. After a few squeals of excitement and a double fist pump I felt that had been […]
Problem solving is a life skill we all need. We encounter problems every day, both big and small. Working to solve these problems is something that needs to be developed from childhood. Whether your children are school age or preschool, you can help them to develop important problem solving skills through everyday activities. The development […]