TV series we have enjoyed watching during lockdown

The last three months have been challenging in many ways, but one thing we have enjoyed is getting to watch lots of great TV. We are big fans of binge watching series in a few days anyway, but we have had a real opportunity to watch more, although we still have a long list of things we want to see before everything returns to normal. Here are some of our favourites that we have watched recently: Netflix White Lines Zoe… Continue Reading “TV series we have enjoyed watching during lockdown”

Review: Meccano 10 Model Dinosaurs Set

Meccano

Isaac loves construction toys and will often spend hours building a special set, or making up his own designs. During this lengthy time at home, I have been keen for him to keep occupied with things other than schoolwork and gaming, so when we were invited to review the Meccano 10 Model Dinosaurs Set, I jumped at the chance. This great STEM set comes with instructions for how to build and re-build 10 different dinosaur models, from the nimble raptor… Continue Reading “Review: Meccano 10 Model Dinosaurs Set”

How to make the ultimate paper aeroplane and other fun STEM learning activities for kids

Sebby paper plane

Like many households, we have gone back to home learning today after a half term break and it is safe to say the kids are not really feeling it. I have found the key to helping them at home, is to vary the work. Lots of things are coming in from school, but it is mainly maths and english based, which isn’t always fun. One thing that fell into my inbox last week, was how to make the ultimate paper… Continue Reading “How to make the ultimate paper aeroplane and other fun STEM learning activities for kids”

Project 365 2020 Week 22 – COVID 19 Lockdown Week 11

Grip Launcher

Believe it or not it has been half term this week and the kids have loved not having to do any schoolwork. I am not looking forward to getting back to it next week. The government has set out a plan to return life to as near normal as we can and this week the rules have relaxed slightly, allowing us to spend time outdoors, including private gardens and other outdoor spaces, in groups of up to six people from… Continue Reading “Project 365 2020 Week 22 – COVID 19 Lockdown Week 11”