Encouraging children to play free #PetitsFilousPlayFree

How often do you hear those immortal words “I’m bored!” spill from your child’s mouth? It is something I hear fairly frequently in my house, especially after I have enforced time limits on their technology. The question is, what do you do about it? Do you ever wonder what would happen if you just let them be bored, encouraging them to play free? Play is an important part of child development – from physical development of their muscles and motor… Continue Reading “Encouraging children to play free #PetitsFilousPlayFree”

Premier League Primary Stars Campaign #PLWritingStars

Frank Lampard - Premier League Writing Stars

Back in March 2017 the Premier League introduced a new initiative called Premier League Primary Stars which has already engaged more than 10,000 primary schools in England and Wales, including ours. The campaign is not about playing football, but uses the appeal of football to engage and inspire children across PE and Sport, English, Maths and PSHE. Premier League Primary Stars is a curriculum-linked education initiative for KS1 and KS2 teachers. Teaching kids about health, teamwork, resilience and positive behaviour is becoming… Continue Reading “Premier League Primary Stars Campaign #PLWritingStars”

Sebastian’s 1st Day of School!

1st Day of School

Today is the day! It is Sebastian’s first day at school. Like thousands of parents I took him in to school, found his peg and ushered him inside the classroom. He didn’t look back! He is so ready for school, keen to join his big brother and sister and of course see all his friends from Nursery. It felt very strange being in that classroom which was filled with children I taught at pre-school just 6 weeks before. They all… Continue Reading “Sebastian’s 1st Day of School!”

Helping Your Teenager Find and Prepare for their First Job

An important transition that will have your teenager feel like part of the adult world is their first job. It allows your daughter/son independence, teaches them about responsibilities and money management and is a really good idea so long as they have the time to continue focusing on their studies and social life. Working through your teens also provides you with valuable work experience which can be invaluable for future job searches e.g. to help them through university and beyond.… Continue Reading “Helping Your Teenager Find and Prepare for their First Job”

Kids and Summer Day Camp: What Parents Need to Know

Cub Camp

As summer approaches and kids will be on school vacation, parents wonder what to do to keep them active and safe. There are a few options, depending on the age of the kids. You can hire a babysitter or put your kids in daycare. Perhaps you can send them to their grandparents for a week or two. There is a perfect solution for your dilemma, and it’s summer day camp. Benefits Of Summer Day Camp While at camp, your kids… Continue Reading “Kids and Summer Day Camp: What Parents Need to Know”