Growth spurts

I have always known when one of the children is having a growth spurt as their appetites appear to increase ten-fold. During these periods it seems hard to fill them up. In general, these growth spurts tend to last about three days, but they have been known to last about a week at a time. […]

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Taking learning outside

We seem to have had some better weather so far this week which has been nice. This has meant that I have been able to take the babies outside for their home learning sessions. We did our music and animal learning sacks outside this week which they really enjoyed and my littlest man sat beautifully […]

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Summer reading challenge

As the long summer holidays approach, what will your children be reading? Last year I drew up a chart for the big kids – every time they read a book, we wrote it on the chart and they left a comment about what they thought and gave each book a star rating. At the start […]

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Problem solving skills for children

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 […]

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Toddler obsessions and fixations

Is your toddler a little obsessed or fixated on something? This is perfectly normal for toddlers. Over the years we’ve gone through a range of fixations from particular books or TV programmes to characters or specific toys or items. Toddlers thrive on routine and repetition. They are constantly trying to make sense of the world […]

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Ideas for creative play

Do your children love to be creative? Do you feel you have exhausted all the drawing, colouring, and crafting options? Are you looking for outdoor creative play options? Here are a few ideas of things you could try: Collect things from the garden, the park or when out on a walk and use them to […]

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