Moving from nursery to big school is a big change for your child. They will need to learn their way around a much larger space, meet new teachers and make new friends. They will also need to adjust to a new school routine and become more independent. All of these changes can feel overwhelming for many children.
Many of us send our children to nursery or playgroup at some point before they start school. As much as we are the first educators of our children, and we teach them new things everyday, a nursery or playgroup can be hugely beneficial. Even if they only attend for a couple of hours a few […]
Preparing your child for the first day of school can be a challenge. You want to talk about it enough that they are prepared, but not too much that you overload them and they are fed up of school before they have even started. It’s a delicate balance. The thing is that there is no […]
If you are a regular reader of the blog you will know that I write a lot about the importance of reading to and with your children. I recently shared the books that all the children are currently reading and talked again about the benefits of reading. At school this week the importance of reading […]
Halloween will soon be here and the streets will be crawling with Trick or Treaters. As a child I only remember going once, with some neighbours one year. Our children have been a couple of times and loved it, but as where we live now is not really practical for walking around in the dark, […]
Ten years ago I had a two month old baby, my first baby, and I had just about got the hang of breastfeeding. I was trying to navigate my way through early motherhood and trying to ensure I did the best for my baby at every stage. I’d spent the two weeks I went overdue […]
One of the things most expecting parents are very busy with is getting their nursery ready for the new baby. It’s important that you get this right so that the baby is comfortable, but you also need to focus on making this room practical for the both of you as well. Think you’ve got your […]
Messy play is always something I’ve done with the children. It might be water, sand, paint, mud, noodles, or just baking ingredients when they are cooking, but I’ve always made sure we’ve done activities like this. There are so many developmental benefits of messy play, but I also always see such sheer joy on their faces, […]