Category Archives: Education

Back to Work? What? Really?

I’ve a confession to make. I think I might have turned into a crap teacher. There’s every chance I have. Unless you play the piano every day, or speak a foreign language, you lose the fluency. And that’s where I … Continue reading

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Paint and Poke Fish

I’ve been thinking about fish, and what a brilliant resource they are for educating and entertaining  children. I’ve come up with a few activities you might want to try with your child. Go to the fish counter of your local … Continue reading

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School Snow Days

Indulge me. I need to get something off my chest. It’s a little school rant. More specifically, it’s a rant in answer to the question, “Why do they close the schools just because it’s snowing?” Almost inevitably followed by comments about … Continue reading

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More Glitter and Christmas

I wrote a blog last year with a few ideas for easy crafts ideas for children. “Christmas Cake with Glitter” – http://wp.me/p12hUq-2j Here’s a quick update with a few more suggestions. Scratch and Sniff Pudding – take a circle of brown card/cardboard. … Continue reading

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Because it’s Half Term…

Because it’s half term I can stay in bed all morning or I can watch  Jeremy Kyle in my pyjamas. Because it’s half term OFSTED doesn’t scare me. Because it’s half term I can have long lazy days and quiet…blessed quiet. … Continue reading

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Doing Nothing With A Child

It’s Bank Holiday Monday. I’ve just had a conversation with a lovely parent who’s feeling  guilty because she and her daughter have no plans today. She just wanted to stay at home and “do nothing.” Two things – being a parent … Continue reading

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Cheap School Holiday Fun – Under 8’s

At the start of the school holidays there is always a piece on the News about the cost of entertaining your children for 6 weeks, and it always focuses on the cost of entry to theme parks. My own personal … Continue reading

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