Primary School Handwriting Essentials

Nursery School

Despite the use of digital devices amongst children, handwriting is still an essential skill for pupils to learn in primary school and one that they will use for the rest of their lives. With National Stationery Week (29th April – 5th May) quickly approaching, what better time to celebrate the educational supplies that have become handwriting essentials, along with the activities that are integral to children learning how to properly write. Pre-Writing Activities Before children even reach the stage where… Continue Reading “Primary School Handwriting Essentials”

How to find the right childcare for you

Childcare

When you have children, nothing quite prepares you for the enormity of your new role and it can often feel overwhelming. Then, just when you have got used to your new role and have found your parenting feet, your maternity leave ends and you need to make the decision whether to stay at home or head back into the workplace. Finding the right childcare for you can be a tricky business as there are many different types of childcare options… Continue Reading “How to find the right childcare for you”

Treads shoes, now for girls!!

Treads Girls Shoes

I dread buying school shoes! The kids spend most of the week wearing them, so investing in a pair that are hard wearing, look great and are comfortable is a must for me. As the kids get older, they also have their own mind about what they will, and will not wear too, which only adds to the “shoe shopping” pain. Treads shoes have been designed to solve the problem faced by many parents of constantly having to replace their children’s… Continue Reading “Treads shoes, now for girls!!”

5 Ways to Celebrate World Book Day at Home

Kids Books

Today marks the 22nd anniversary of World Book Day – one of my favourite days as a child. Nothing beats the feeling of being able to go into WHSmith with your £1 book voucher after school and purchasing a new book.  World Book Day is usually celebrated in schools in different ways. Majority of primary schools encourage their pupils to dress up as their favourite book characters. So, if you’ve seen an increase in fancy dress costumes in your local… Continue Reading “5 Ways to Celebrate World Book Day at Home”

Making the UK more autism friendly with Autism Hour

Autism Hour

Back in July, Morrisons Supermarket launched a ‘quiet hour’ for autistic shoppers who struggle with music and noise, joining The Entertainer toy shop that also holds “quiet hours” during the first hour of opening every Saturday. As technology progresses, we are all hit by sights and sounds around every corner and for autistic people, the world can seem full of too much information for them to process. In a bid to make the UK more autism friendly, The National Autistic Society are launching… Continue Reading “Making the UK more autism friendly with Autism Hour”