Positive Parenting: Forming the Foundations of Your Childs Personality

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As parents we always want to give our kids the best start in life, and while the formal education system teaches them a lot, there’s still plenty that we can do ourselves. After all, we’re our children’s very first teachers; our attitudes and ideas are what form the basis of their likes and dislikes, and the foundations of their personality. Here are some ideas for positive things you can do to influence them.  Healthy living Health really is everything. We… Continue Reading “Positive Parenting: Forming the Foundations of Your Childs Personality”

Celebrating British Science Week with Learning Resources

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British Science Week takes place between 6th-15th March 2020 and is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and there are lots of fun activities for kids to try on the www.britishscienceweek.org website. My kids love doing experiments and finding out about the world around them and our favourite science based toys come from Learning Resources, who design and produce hands-on educational toys, games and learning resources, many of which are in the STEM realm and are… Continue Reading “Celebrating British Science Week with Learning Resources”

Fun, Educational Quizzes for Children

My kids love playing on all forms of technology and adore it when the teachers set homework on Mathletics or Spellodrome. It always amazes me how much time they will spend on there, challenging each other or playing educational games with their friends or people from other countries. As we approaching a 3 week break for the Christmas holidays, much as I think they do need a break, I also want to keep their brains ticking over so getting them to do… Continue Reading “Fun, Educational Quizzes for Children”

The Cost of Learning to Drive

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When Callan turned 17 in June there was only one thing on his wish list – Driving Lessons! Finding a driving school that didn’t cost the earth was our first hurdle – when I learned to drive it cost me £9.50 per hour, these days it is more than double that!  Thankfully we found Flypass Driving School and Sue is a brilliant teacher for Callan and he is ready to take his driving test after just 20 hours of lessons.  His… Continue Reading “The Cost of Learning to Drive”

The Science Museum in London

After our visit to the Natural History Museum, we headed over the road to the Science Museum. Like the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum is free, although you do have to pay extra to visit the IMAX cinema and some exhibitions. Where the Science Museum excels, is in keeping children and adults interested, with interactive exhibitions that make science fun! We were here 5 hours, although it didn’t feel like it, and the children were in their element.  … Continue Reading “The Science Museum in London”