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  • How to help your child develop their handwriting skills!

    When your child is 3 or 4 years old they will, without realising it, develop their fine motor skills, which is essentially their ability to make m...
  • 7 Fun Ways to Help your Child learn their Times Tables and Division Facts!

    Your child might be starting to learn their times tables this year and you might be wondering how you can help them at home. There are so many fun...
  • Why should your child keep a diary or journal?

    Keeping a diary or journal, especially at the moment, is a really great way for your child to record their daily life and in turn, alongside other ...
  • What are High Frequency Words and Common Exception Words?

    What are high frequency and common exception words? If you have a child in Reception they will be beginning to learn their High Frequency Words and...
  • Homework battles and how to deal with them!

    Last week I spoke on my Instagram stories about choosing the best time to do reading with our children. Our eldest child has always struggled with ...
  • Anti-Bullying: 4 Positive Steps You Can Take

    I will never forget my first thought when I held our eldest son Bass for the first time: “God, I hope he never gets bullied.”  It was my first fea...
  • Ideas | How we can read with our children

    Thank you so much for helping me yesterday when I shared that we had been struggling to read with our eldest son, Bass.  Thank you for all your mes...
  • Anti-Bullying Week | How to teach our children to be a good friend.

    To kick off Anti-Bullying week I wanted to write a blog post about how we can teach our children to be a good friend.  Now more than ever, we know ...
  • How to Encourage Children with Anxiety to go to Sleep

    How to Encourage Children with Anxiety to Go to Sleep A lot of kids experience anxiety, although it comes in many different forms. From separati...
  • Outdoor activity ideas for children!

    Studies have shown that children who spend more time outside are happier and more relaxed!  Did you know that time outdoors can even improve our s...
  • Coping with After-School Meltdowns

    Going to school can be very exhausting... Going to school can be very exhausting for many children and the school day can be physically, emotionall...
  • 9 Easy Ways to Build your Child's Confidence and Self-Esteem

    Feeling confident, capable and good about themselves... When children have self-esteem they feel confident and capable and to put it simply they fe...