Top Tips for Preparing your Child for Starting School

As a Reception/ Kindergarten teacher with nearly 10 years of experience in helping children and their parents settle into starting school for the first time, I’ve always considered this area one that I am really comfortable about with giving advice and support. However,¬† I finally find the shoe on the other foot with my firstborn

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Pointillism Painting with Cotton Buds from The Artful Parent Book

Experiment with pattern making and a simple Pointillist technique by painting and mark making with cotton buds! This fantastic art activity for kids comes straight out of the very wonderful book The Artful Parent:¬†Simple Ways to fill your Family’s Life with Art and Creativity¬†by Jean Van’t Hul of The Artful Parent blog, and we are

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5 a Day Books: Thankfulness!

To find out more about the 5 a Day Book challenge and consider joining in, click here. I don’t think I’ve ever written on the blog before that I am actually half American. Our family has primarily lived in the UK but we still celebrate Thanksgiving wholeheartedly! For this reason I’m theming

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5 a Day Books: Space!

To find out more about the 5 a Day Book scheme and consider joining in, click here. This week we are gearing up to November the 5th- Bonfire Night here in the UK! So any stories relating to the night sky, fireworks or space are on the agenda for us with lots

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5- a- Day Books: Autumn

To find out more about the 5 a Day Book scheme and consider joining in, click here. It seems appropriate to read some lovely, Autumnal stories this week to go along with the beautiful, sunny and crisp weather we have been having lately. We have been jumping in piles of leaves and

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