This whole thing is a learning process for us all isn't it? How to juggle the working and childcare effectively so you don't lose the plot. How to strike the balance between being their parent or carer but also teaching them something useful so you don't feel like they are missing out on their education. … Continue reading What I learnt from Week One
Me again. Bored of me yet? Probably. But I have some GAMES today. Firstly though an IMPORTANT message you probably already know and are absolutely doing but JUST IN CASE (and because I promised one of my incredible friends who is a doctor on the front line)... Are playdates ok? NO. "But we're all healthy!" … Continue reading Video Chat Games
This is going to be a much shorter blog post and in my usual five minute style! So school's are shutting tomorrow here in the UK, the kids are going to be at home next week and beyond...so now what? I am going to be sharing what I do with the kids at home next … Continue reading Now What?
As promised here is a blog post sign-posting you to as many resources as I have seen so far to support you with children at home during this unprecedented time in our lives. New things are popping up every day though so I will keep adding where I can, and sharing on my social media … Continue reading FMM’s Ideas Bank
I've been getting an increasing number of messages from people who are at home with kids in lockdown. I feel it could be imminent for us here in the UK too. So in order to try and help I am going to write and do a few things to give parents stuck at home with … Continue reading ALL DAY at home with kids – how do I structure the day?
At the start of January I had had enough. The house constantly looks like a pit. Sometimes it is immaculate at 3pm after hours of work only for it to resemble a Black Friday jumble sale again come 5pm. ARGH! So I decided in a fit of 'this is going to change' new year optimism … Continue reading Tidy Kids – Guest Blog
Festive greetings everyone...just letting you know I'm going to disappear into the real world for a few weeks over Christmas. Firstly though I want to say a huge THANK YOU to you all for your support over this year. Off to soak in every minute of this year with these two. The perfect ages for … Continue reading Christmas Sign Off…!
Well, well, well, it's that time of year again. Social media is starting to ping with festive posts and this weekend sees 1st December swing around. In this house that means the return of Laurie the Elf (Ewan named him when he was 3!) but if you don't do the elf don't worry, you can … Continue reading Five Minute Elf / Advent 2019
When your little ones start school the chances are they will be sent home with spellings to learn. Now each school has their own way of doing this - some start in reception, some later. Some do tests that they take seriously with points and rewards offered for those who achieve top marks (not helpful … Continue reading Spellings (the five minute way!)
Now, those of you that know me and this blog well will think...crafts?! WTF....? I know. I am not crafty. We have a craft box and occasionally I grab it down from above the kitchen units but that's often to rummage through it looking for something for a game I've thought up. Occasionally we paint … Continue reading Guest Blog – Five Minute Crafts