preparing your child for the start of reception year

Preparing Your Child For The Start of Reception Year

In a few weeks time, back to school will be upon us and for some children and parents, it will be the start of a brand new journey. The start of reception year. This was us this time last year and I remember all of those feelings all too well.

Nerves, excited, niggling worries, apprehension, so many questions… and most of this can’t be answered by other people because, as you’ll see, each child will take to reception differently and it’s not until you are in there and doing it that you’ll be able to gauge how this year is going to go. All you can do for now is prepare both yourself and your child the best you can. Continue reading “Preparing Your Child For The Start of Reception Year”

Related Posts:
Review | The Tiger Who Came To Tea Theatre Show
The tiger who came to tea theatre show

*Ad The Tiger Who Came to Tea is an Olivier Award-nominated smash hit show that has been running now for Read more

TV Shows and Films That Teach Your Children About Environmental Issues
a sign being held up that states when leaders act like kids, the kids become the leaders

**Updated December 2022** Ok, I'm going to show my age now but when I was a kid my absolute favourite Read more

Why We are Changing to Cloth Nappies
why we are changing to cloth nappies

Just recently I have been looking more and more into making the change from disposable nappies to cloth nappies and Read more

How To Make Beneficial Financial Changes When Your Family Grows
making financial changes as your family grows

*Collaborative Post With a second child on the way, I need to turn my financial brain on and make some Read more

child starting school

What To Really Expect When Your Child Starts School

Ok, we have survived a term and school is now back after the Christmas break. So, after going through what we have found to be a very tricky transition (yep, both of us!) I decided to share with you lovely lot who are completing your application forms what to REALLY expect when your child starts school. Because let’s face it, there is plenty that the school will not tell you at the parent’s evenings, there will be areas that are quickly glossed over and there are things that just simply get missed or do not seem quite as important, but as I have found out, what isn’t a big deal to some may be a big deal to you. Continue reading “What To Really Expect When Your Child Starts School”

Related Posts:
Our Turtle Tots Brand Ambassadorship #bringonthesmiles
three images of mum and baby swimming

*AD Well, our brand ambassadorship has come to a close and to say I am a little sad about that Read more

Common Parenting Screw-Ups and How to Avoid Them
a hand holding a cut out family

Parenting is not a cakewalk. People chalk out plans to raise their children well and make them efficient. Parents make Read more

55 Things a Preemie Parent Doesn’t Want to Hear (and tips on what to say and do)
preemie baby in a cot

When you become a preemie parent your entire newborn journey alters. You are thrown into a world that is scary, Read more

5 Great Reasons Why You Should Give Reusable Nappies a Go!
a baby in a green reusable nappy

As a Mum who has used both single-use nappies and reusable nappies, I can hand on heart say that reusables Read more

first day at school written on a chalk board

School Days Are Coming… And I’m not Ready

Dear son,

This week was a biggie. We found out your school place and even though the build-up has been coming for months, I wasn’t expecting to feel this way. When we viewed the schools I was excited for something new but over the weekend I had a sinking feeling begin to grow in the pit of my stomach and as soon as I scanned my eyes over that long-awaited email I felt sad.

Continue reading “School Days Are Coming… And I’m not Ready”
Related Posts:
Helping Your Child With Their Lockdown Lows
a small boy hugging a lady

This year has been so tough, hasn't it? I am really feeling it now and as an adult I can Read more

Joie Commuter Travel Cot Review
Joie Commuter Travel Cot review

*Gifted Product With the imminent arrival of baby number two, we have been looking into the essential items that we Read more

10 Ways To Keep Creative Time With Children Eco-Friendly
creative time with children

Creating art may not seem like the most environmentally friendly activity but giving children the opportunity to be creative is Read more

8 Tips for Dealing With Your Anxious Child
a child holding a soft toy rabbit

People used to think that anxiety only ever affected adults. Grown-ups have more significant responsibilities on their shoulders, but kids Read more