So I can finally tell you all what I have been working on for quite some time now. A Five Minute Mum book - GIVE ME FIVE - I mean, not literally, that’s just what is is called! I have gathered up all the ideas that are on the blog and lots of new ones … Continue reading BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT – Give Me Five
Announcement: I have two new books coming out in 2021. EEK! One is called Time for School. It is all the games I have been playing with Ewan since he started school to support his learning from home. Of course, they are all simple, quick and easy five minute games which are for spellings, reading, … Continue reading TWO New Books!
My family live in Sussex. We live in Manchester. Four hour car journeys are a regular thing for us. But I am guessing that given that so many of us are stay-cationing this year due to the pandemic, long car journeys with small children might be something a lot of us are doing/considering/forced into! So … Continue reading Long Car Journeys with Kids
We are late to the party (ha, "party"). My two have only just broken up from school (lucky you, I can hear you all thinking! I know!) But before I disappear off to have a wee break from all things online I thought I would pull together a list of stuff I have either stocked … Continue reading School Hols Shizzle
I have been writing this blog for the best part of a year. As I have learned (and un-learned) more about racism I have added to it, altered it, gone away to research some more, wanted to try to make sure what I was saying was accurate and reflected the seriousness of this subject, but … Continue reading Anti-racism – some thoughts and resources
What a strange old time we are going through. Like some of you my children are back at school. I'll be honest, it has surprised me just how dramatic the change has been in them since they returned last week. They are happy, buzzing with energy and stories and haven't even mentioned how different school … Continue reading Magical Games
Hard innit? This lockdown lark as a parent. I've lost it a few times recently. It's felt too long, too much, relentless. I'm all out of energy, patience and ideas. And I'm one of the lucky ones. But I can't just come on here to blog about how flipping' difficult this all is can I? … Continue reading The Car Target Game
I recently asked those who watch my Instagram stories what they wanted from see more of from me. Obviously I assumed the overwhelming request would be more of my incredibly coordinated and professional kitchen dancing, but amazingly no. It was people asking for ideas of how to play my games with two or more different … Continue reading Playing Together
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?