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Science at home for science week for kids

Science at Home with a science week for kids

As I write this we are in what feels like week 3000 of home schooling, home learning, crisis schooling or whatever else you want to call it…  To say that motivation is beginning to dip is a huge understatement…  If you are feeling the same or if you just fancy trying out something different and …

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Why I am not sending my reception children back to school – yet!

I am not sure if I have had to make a tougher decision as a parent than whether to send my reception children back to school when they (possibly) reopen on the 1st June.  Corona virus has changed so very much for all of us and for those of us who are parents perhaps the …

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9 Easy World Book Day Costumes Last Minute

World Book Day Costumes;  do they drive you crazy?  If you are in a last minute world book day panic then fear not we have you covered with some great quick and easy last minute world book day costumes. POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS It is no secret that I am not a huge fan of …

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Morning Routine Checklist Printable

Easy Morning Routine Checklist for Kids

Morning Routine Checklist for kids Every week day I get 4 kids up (well actually they wake at the crack of dawn, but that is another tale of woe!) and ready for school.  People with fewer children often ask me how I do it and I reply honestly – ‘badly!!’  I am nothing if not …

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Settling into school life after the first half term

As you know my little girls started school this September and so have just finished their first half term as school girls.  The time has gone so fast that I actually can’t even believe that I am saying that, but here we are…  So I thought I would update you all on how we are …

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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 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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