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5 Things I Have Learnt From Attempting To Be a Home Learning Parent

So, we are just about to start week three of our home learning and what a rollercoaster it has been so far. The age gap between my kids hasn’t really helped at all– having an eager 2-year-old and not so eager 6-year-old has had its challenges!– but I have slowly been working through this and trying my best to find the best balance I can in this very strange situation. So, what I have learnt? Other than that Pluto is no longer a planet?! I have learnt this about attempting to be a home learning parent… Continue reading “5 Things I Have Learnt From Attempting To Be a Home Learning Parent”

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Home Play Ideas For 2-Year-Olds

Being stuck at home with a 2-year-old can be tough at times but you really can’t go out every single day and it is good for children to learn that home can be a fun place too, it is good to allow them to learn and play on their own and it is important for you to be at home to get jobs done. It is also crucial for them to learn from you and play with you too so, I am going to share with you some of the play ideas we do at home with our 2-year-old which is a mix of both independent and assisted play. Continue reading “Home Play Ideas For 2-Year-Olds”

how to make salt dough dinosaur fossils

How To Make Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils

When it comes to home learning, having fun always works the best for us and if I can find an activity that can be done by both a 6 year old and a 2 year old then it is a winner in my book! Today we decided that the theme for our homeschooling session would be dinosaur focused and fossils sprung to mind. It’s one thing trying to explain to a child what a fossil is but it is quite another being able to show them (in a way). This is such a quick and simple activity and if I can do it (and get it right!) anyone can. Here is how to make salt dough dinosaur fossils… Continue reading “How To Make Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils”

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Make This Summer A Summer Of Family Adventure

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We might be in coronavirus lockdown mode right now, but it’s not as if life is going to be this way forever. Indeed, we’re living an abnormal existence now so that we can live normally again in the future. So instead of becoming all doom and gloom about the current state of the world while you’re trapped indoors, think ahead to the summer, when you’ll be able to have fun again. After weeks spent inside, you’ll be excited to have as many adventures as possible! Below, we take a look at a few tips that’ll help you to have a family summer full of adventure to remember. Continue reading “Make This Summer A Summer Of Family Adventure”

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Ideas For Setting Up Your House For Homeschooling

With schools shutting due to Coronavirus parents are now facing the prospect of becoming their children’s educators and as the majority of us have no idea how to go about this there is a lot of anxiety flying around– me included! But because I don’t deal well with stressful situations my mind goes into an ‘I must be pro-active’ mode and organising things in my life really helps to settle my worries which is precisely how my house has ended up looking like a homeschool within one morning!! I am no expert, I am an ordinary parent like you but by taking the basics into mind Continue reading “Ideas For Setting Up Your House For Homeschooling”

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Self-Care for Busy Mums

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Whether your child is five days or fifteen years old, self-care is incredibly important. Everyone’s heard the saying, “you can’t pour from an empty cup,” and never is that more true when you’re a mum. Life with children be as hectic as it is wonderful, so taking the time to make yourself feel a bit more like, well, yourself, is key to enjoying the journey. The bottom line is: taking care of yourself will help you take better care of your family.  Continue reading “A Step-by-Step Guide to Self-Care for Busy Mums”