Our black lab, Freddie, was only 2 when our son was born and I was so excited about them growing up together. I’d seen all the photos on Instagram of dogs snuggled up next to toddlers beds and children being inseparable from their furry best friends, so was fully expecting this amazing relationship between the two of them! Fast forward 6 years and most days I honestly don’t think they realise...
My children have been travelling on long car journey's to visit their grandparents since they were tiny.
I am not going to say that every journey has been amazing. It hasn't. We have heard one or the other child asking "Are we nearly there yet?" a million times and have had to pull off the M25, find a side street to stop in and settle a screaming baby. We have also had to deal with being...
PARENTS REVEAL HOW TECH HAS HELPED THEIR KIDS THROUGH LOCKDOWN - BUT ADMIT IT’S COME AT A PRICE, NEW REPORT REVEALS
Internet Matters launches a new report - From Survive to Thrive: Supporting digital family life after lockdown - giving a unique view into how the family relationship with technology has changed through the ups and downs of lockdown
Top 5 activities to teach your child to spell words
When I started trying to teach my children about simple words I found it all a bit daunting and didn’t really know where to begin. We started off sitting down and writing out the words, but my children lost interest pretty quickly. So I came up with some more creative ways to teach them, here are my top 5 activity ideas ....
The “Cross the River” game has been one of the biggest hits for both my children during lockdown.
It’s an activity that we were given by my daughter’s pre-school and it is super easy, needs no real other equipment, can be adapted really easily and teaches the children lots of skills whilst they are having fun! What’s not to love!
This painting activity is so much fun and teaches children all about symmetry!
What you need:
Butterfly shapes cut out. I find it easiest to fold a piece of paper in half, then draw one half of the butterfly from the fold. When you then cut it out you will have a perfectly symmetrical butterfly.
Sibling squabbles are a normal part of family life especially when kids are around each other for days at a time but the constant bickering, badgering and sometimes physical behaviour can be hard going for parents. So, here are some tips to help decrease your sibling battles.
Don’t be afraid to keep trying new foods over and over again – I have heard that children need to try a new food 10 times before they might actually like it, so don’t be afraid to keep going! It can be unbelievably frustrating throwing away food they haven’t eaten but adding one floret of broccoli to their plate each night or adding a couple of