Monthly Archives: October 2010

Hallowe’en Out and In

I’m sure if you’re planning to do something with children this Hallowe’en you already have lots of good ideas of your own. I just thought I’d mention a few of my favourites that I know from experience are guaranteed crowdpleasers. … Continue reading

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Exit the Fairy

Imagine this: I’m in an empty classroom wearing a huge pair of pink fluffy wings, crying. Enter a class of young children. After many cuddles and strokes I eventually tell them that the other fairies won’t be my friend because … Continue reading

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Is it Dinner Time Yet?

Listening to the news over the past few days has given me a despairing feeling that my job is going to get just that little bit harder. No, I’m not whingeing about teachers’ pay. I’m worrying about out-of-school  provision, specifically … Continue reading

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Poo and Picnics

We’ve got to that part of autumn where the leaves are definitely on the turn. Taking children for walks in the forest is always good value. There’s space to run about and so many things to experience. I thought you … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Science…

Fact: all young children love science. Also fact, most parents are scared of the word. (I’m assuming that Professor Brian Cox doesn’t read my blog.) Science is great. It trains children’s minds to look at two important questions: How? Why? … Continue reading

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