A close shave

Can you remember when you first became aware of shaving as a form of hair removal? I remember from quite a young age watching my dad shave for work. He has very thick black hair so is one of these people that has a 4 o’clock ‘shadow’ even when he has shaved that morning. Because […]

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Learn to swim

Learning to swim is a life skill as far as I am concerned. I’ve written before about the benefits of baby swimming classes and also about competitive swimming for older children – learning to swim and building water confidence are things that are so valuable to children. Swimming can be great fun, a super form of exercise […]

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School holiday activities: part four

School holidays create a great opportunity to improve reading skills. I wrote recently about the Summer Reading Challenge that the big kids were taking part in again this year. So far, they are enjoying reading the books they picked up at the school summer fair. They are also enjoying reading to the babies, and story time […]

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School fears

For lots of children school is a wonderful experience. A place where they have fun, make friends and learn all sorts of things. For some children this is not the case. For some, school can be a scary place that makes them feel intimidated and uncertain. Anxiety around school can often arise when there is […]

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