Encouraging active play

Active play is important for so many reasons. Physical activity in babies, toddlers and preschoolers brings physical benefits such as increased muscle strength, coordination and bone density. Along with obvious exercise benefits, active play every day encourages children to make it part of their everyday norm from very early in life. In addition, these activities can […]

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Staying warm and dry on the school run

school run

The school runs and playgroup runs are synonymous with rain much of the time. This last few weeks it’s been more snow. I swear that the moment I put my coat and boots on and start piling children and bags into the car it immediately chucks it down. Of course, it’s the same the other […]

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April Fools Day

I remember at school that April Fools Day was always quite a big thing. There would always be a couple of teachers that would manage to pull off a real cracker and have everyone reeled in. At university there would always be something crazy on April Fools Day and after I left and began working […]

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