Pencil control, fine motor skills, precise positioning. These skills that children develop from as young as 10 months have become something of a focus in the Early Years setting at Primary school. The ability to grip, manoeuvre and place seem like skills that children will gain instinctively but without opportunities they can become overlooked. Studies… Continue reading Fine Motor Fun
Lately I've had quite a few messages asking my opinion on childcare options. Having a profession within the education setting sees me inundated with questions, queries, reassurances and general musings (which I love, honestly, ask away!). The play school/ nursery/ childminder/ pre-school debate is always something I see on the internet and now social media… Continue reading Childcare Conundrum
Dear Evelyn, You are four. Four whole years with us. This year you have started school, become even more Disney crazy (if that's possible), become an 'incredible singer', made some wonderful friends and are genuinely one amazing little soul! We love you beyond measure x Thank you to the wonderful Libby Pearce for this video… Continue reading Four
So this month I attended a workshop. I attended a workshop with other like minded ladies. A workshop that would help me to reconnect with me? Take time out? Feel less alone? Realise that we are all in this together? Yes. That is exactly what it was. A wonderful local Mama, Claire, has set up… Continue reading Mama Time
Ok, let's talk about how we can help our little offspring with reading. The English language is one of the most complex languages in the world. We have words that are spelt the same but with different meanings, spelt differently but sound the same and rules that don't apply most of the time (yes I'm… Continue reading Let’s Read
And by that I mean juggling. Metaphorical juggling more specifically. I'm left handed and have very bad hand eye coordination so ACTUAL juggling is a big problem for me. ANYWAY, I've been asked on a number of occasions to write a post on how I juggle life. What we do isn't perfect and I can't… Continue reading Top Class Circus Skills
Evelyn's room is possibly my favourite room in our (very small) house! Living in London means, at the moment, we have a two bed home. I love it because it is ours and needed little doing to it when we moved in. Previously owned by a builder, the house was perfectly painted, white and neutral!… Continue reading Evelyn’s Bedroom Tour
In the 820 (give or take a few) days I have been a Mummy I have changed. I have grown and learnt - yes, that's a given. I have taken on this life altering, permanent challenge that will be my greatest success.. blah blah blah. What you don't realise, as you paddle your way through… Continue reading The Many Versions of Mummy!