Category: School Life

Breakfast

An ode to the Morning Routine for Kids

For World Poetry Day I am offering this little ditty.  It is the tale of one woman’s struggle (mine!) with the morning routine for kids.  Try as I might and I try a thousand different things; we are more often than not, running late in the mornings.  The morning routine is a killer for me.  […]

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First Week of School

So that is it; all of my babies are at school.  After the initial excitement of the first week of school activities and how busy everything has been I must admit that I had a wobbly first week of being a SAHM without any kids at home.  The girls were so excited for the first […]

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Prevent Summer Slide

Prevent Summer Slide

Have you heard of the Summer Slide?   This is a concept that it is new to me, but is apparently a decline in reading ability and other academic skills that can occur over the summer holidays.  I guess its that feeling that I remember as a child of not knowing how to write when we […]

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The end of the school year facts

As the end of the school year approaches there are certain facts that are inevitable in our household.  I wonder is it just us who has this strange things begin to occur at the end of the school year? Fact One:  The disappearing socks Towards the end of the school year a strange phenomenon becomes […]

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how to prepare your child for school

How to Prepare your Child for School

How to Prepare your Child for School Starting school for the very first time can be daunting and overwhelming and that is just for you as the parent!  So how can you set your child up to succeed when they start school?  How can you help them to be school ready?  I am certainly no […]

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Wizzy Willow's First Day at school

Whizzy Willow’s First Day at School – Book Review

Recently we were sent (POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS)  Whizzy Willow’s First Day at School for review.  I was really looking forward to this one as my girls will be having their own first day at school in September and I have been looking for tools to help me get them ready for the next step in […]

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back to school

Back to School

Back to School again So it is already that time again… Time for the kids to go back to school.  If you are a regular reader then you will know that these holidays have been pretty tough round these parts so in many ways I shall be relieved to start the school term again, but […]

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world book day

The Problem with World Book Day

Firstly dear readers let me say that I am liable to sound a bit like a grumpy old woman here and for that you must forgive me, but the thing is I am a grumpy old woman and World Book Day winds me up!! There are many things about World Book Day that are fantastic namely […]

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How to help your kids learn to read

To me the process of a child learning to read, as a parent, is both amazing and down right torturous.  It is amazing seeing the development and progress sometimes on a daily basis as they connect the dots and work out the code of the English language, but hearing them read is often torturous at […]

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starting school

13 things parents need to know about children starting school

I now have two children in school with two more starting nursery this year so I have been a reception mum twice and tearfully watched my lovely littles head into school for the first time whilst simultaneously doing an internal happy dance.  Your child starting school is like a smorgasbord of conflicting emotions and mum […]

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