Well, this is a huge topic. I get asked about it almost daily. I could chat and write about it all day. But I won't. Because that would be a snooze-fest. So I will stick to my usual bit of chatter and then do five top tips on ways to encourage your little people to … Continue reading Independent Play
If you have a kid in reception (first year at school) like me you might have heard this phrase. A bit like PHONICS it's another "WTF is that?" thing. You furrow your brow and try to remember if this was something we did at school? Fractions? Multiplication? Yep sounds familiar, but BONDS. What IS THIS? … Continue reading WTF are NUMBER BONDS?
I'm going to start a little "Five Things to do with..." series which I'm kicking off with magnetic letters/numbers. About time eh? After all they are only my actual LOGO aren't they?! This is the kind of item you buy because you think you should. Your child is perhaps pre-school age and you feel like … Continue reading Five Things to do with Magnetic Letters/Numbers
As promised here is a new (secret!) blog midway through my two week Easter holiday. Of course, it's Easter themed! This game was inspired by Ewan and Florence's love of watching other people opening things (like eggs) on You Tube. I thought, "how can I re-create this for them and mix in a bit of … Continue reading Crack the Egg
This will take a little explaining so bear with me, but it's worth it I promise. FIVE new games in here, plus a Christmas wish from me! So way back when I first started this blog my cousin's wife Jen got in touch to ask me if I could think up some fun games for … Continue reading Henry’s Christmas Games
I was recently asked by the team at education.com to see if I'd like to have a try of one of the Autumn worksheets on their website. These are free downloadable printables for you to do at home with your little ones, and are themed around the seasons. Always handy if you need a five minute activity for … Continue reading Homework Tips