How to Make the Perfect Ballet Bun for a Show

First of all, let me tell you one thing: I am not the world expert on how to make a ballet bun. In fact, I only made my first ever one last Saturday, … [Read more...]

How to Turn Your Memories into a Homemade Book

For her start in a new room at preschool, Jumpy (3 years 10 months) had to put together a homemade book in the shape of a small 'About Me' … [Read more...]

10 minute Crafts: Pipe Cleaner Caterpillars & Fine Motor Skills

A few weeks ago, we had a review of Jumpy’s progress at pre-school. She is doing well, although she would rather hang out with adults than other … [Read more...]

Crevette Using LEGO to Improve his Writing Skills

My little man (Year 3) is an excellent reader and Maths is his forte, no doubt about that. One thing he needs to focus on is his writing. This half … [Read more...]

How Do You Make Chocolate?

Have you ever wondered how chocolate was made? Yesterday, Crevette and I had a 'Mummy and Little Man day' in Central London. The highlight of our … [Read more...]

Learning about Espionage, Geography & Politics with Lonely Planet Kids (& a Giveaway)

Hubby is a geographer and I am a linguist so I guess travelling came naturally to both of us. We explored a fair few countries together. In fact, we … [Read more...]

10 Minute Crafts – Fun Learning Numbers

Beanie's homework this week is to learn numerals 1 to 10 and to practise writing them. Every week, she gets excited about the homework challenge … [Read more...]

5 Signs Your Toddler is ready for Potty Training

Crevette was completely out of nappies just after he was two. The fact he had been wearing washable nappies made the transition to underwear much … [Read more...]

Save Syria’s Children

“At least 12 Syrians trying to reach Greece have drowned off Turkey after the boats they were travelling in sank. An image of one of the victims - … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Avoid Summer Learning Loss

Crevette came home a couple of weeks ago with his last ever Key Stage 1 school report. It was also the first time he had brought home some levels. … [Read more...]