In the time of Shut Schools, What I’ve learned as an ex teacher from 3 years home educating.

I know, it’s scary, it’s frustrating. But we can get through it. Schools have shutdown across the world and millions of parents are suddenly becoming their child’s teacher never expecting to find themselves in this situation and many are feeling worried, out of their depth and frustrated that it’s not going as well as expected. … Continue reading In the time of Shut Schools, What I’ve learned as an ex teacher from 3 years home educating.

I Don’t Want To Be Quiet! Laura Ellen Anderson

I don’t want to be quiet by Laura Ellen Anderson

We are huge fans of Laura Ellen Anderson in this house but Oh I Don't want to be Quiet is truly a joyous and wonderful book. It also offers a soothing thought to those who may be struggling with Children's exuberance anyway but especially in light of the current self distancing, self isolation and home educating … Continue reading I Don’t Want To Be Quiet! Laura Ellen Anderson

Respect: Consent, Boundaries and Being in Charge of You- Rachel Brian

With consent being introduced into the NC from 2020 this is the perfect time to pick up Respect: Consent, Boundaries and Being in Charge of You by Rachel Brian for children, educators, parents and caregivers which develops on the ideas set out in Blue Seat Studios’ Consent for Kids video after their Tea Consent (links … Continue reading Respect: Consent, Boundaries and Being in Charge of You- Rachel Brian

Top Ten Tuesday: ‘Favourite’ Bookmarks aka whatever clean & flat I can find.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blogging initiative hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl with new themes each week. The theme this week is Favorite Bookmarks Ha!! Ahem. I have children who see mummy's things as super high value. I mean, my goodness getting to use my pens whether allowed or not- you can practically … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: ‘Favourite’ Bookmarks aka whatever clean & flat I can find.

Reflections upon: I Don’t Want To Be Small- Laura Ellen Anderson

This book is exceptionally wonderful and very meaningful on a personal level. Many books, and tv episodes about being small focus on the end result that in the future you will grow too, and across the story that is shown, often by a sudden growth spurt, sometimes by the character's older self looking back fondly … Continue reading Reflections upon: I Don’t Want To Be Small- Laura Ellen Anderson

Happy: A Children’s Book Of Mindfulness – Nicola Edwards & Katie Hickey

This is such a good idea for a book. It’s sweet, soothing and packed with practical but not patronising advice that is accessible to even the youngest children. With September imminent, whether with the seasonal changes and for many starting or return to school looming can be a stressful thing for some, and over-stimulating for … Continue reading Happy: A Children’s Book Of Mindfulness – Nicola Edwards & Katie Hickey