Understanding The Four Learning Styles To Better Support Education

Whether you are a teacher, a home educator or a parent who simply wants to understand your child’s learning, familiarising yourself with the four primary learning styles can make a massive difference to how we support and offer education.

Different people learn in different ways – when it comes to teaching, there is no one-size-fits-all method. The four primary learning styles are visual, auditory, reading/writing and kinaesthetic and, with all four styles prevalent in any learning experience, a delivery that caters to every style is important.Primary Learning StylesRead more: Understanding The Four Learning Styles To Better Support Education

5 Tips For Encouraging Body Positivity In Children

A few years ago I wrote a post about inherited self image, and how as a mother I am able to impact the way my children see themselves in the future. As happens, the children are a few years older now, and over recent weeks, things that fall under the umbrella of ‘body positivity’ have started coming up again.

I know that over the years, my thoughts on a few parenting ideals have changed, softened or simply been outgrown, so I wanted to revisit body positivity to not only see how I have been doing, compared to my earlier ideals, but also whether there are changes I need to make, or situations I need to prepare for as my girls enter their early inbetween years.

Below are some of the ways we can encourage positive body and self-image.

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Paper Fairy Houses {Bostik Bloggers}

This month’s Botik blogger theme is creatures and we were so excited to make some fairy houses we got a head start and made a village!

We’ve added the toys from our unicorn play set to make it all complete, but read on to see how simple these hobbit-hole fairy houses are to make. 

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3 Questions Frequently Asked About Longterm Homeschooling

One of the questions I frequently face now that Ameli is almost 9 and heading speedily out of the learning through play phase of education, is ‘how will she ever be able to sit exams for university or college?’ This kind of question isn’t helped by comments from people like the the schools standards minister, Nick Gibb, who, earlier this year, said that children should start taking tests earlier on to help them cope with exam related mental health problems in later life 1

While I’m not even going to go into how crazy I think (sorry, that’s totally insane logic) that logic is, I have been thinking about ongoing education and long term education goals for both my children and wanted to share some of our views on how to encourage a love for learning that will prepare kids – in my estimation – a lot better than simply increasing exam pressure will!Read more: 3 Questions Frequently Asked About Longterm Homeschooling

  1.  https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/schoolchildren-exams-more-early-mental-health-pressure-stress-education-nick-gibb-a8199291.html

Tips For Choosing The Best Children’s Products

Whether shopping for new clothing, supplies for the nursery or safety products for the car as a new parent you want to know you are buying the very best products for your children. With this being said, manufacturers/companies are going to try to sell you on anything and tell you it is the ‘best product on the market’ even though this might not be the case. Before you buy consider a few of these tips to ensure you do buy the very best product for your kids.

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4 Tips For Preparing For A New Baby

Pregnancy is one of the most exciting and challenging experiences in a woman’s life. And it can also be one of the busiest as well. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that certain important things are bound to fall through the cracks from time to time. Indeed, it’s just about impossible to prepare for everything you’ll need to know both during and after pregnancy. Fortunately, you can at least take steps to cover some typically overlooked ground. So if you’re expecting, make sure to consider these four oft-overlooked matters –– your future self will thank you!Read more: 4 Tips For Preparing For A New Baby

My Story Suffragette {Book Review}

I’m a strong believe that the things we fill our minds with, inform who we become. So if you fill your mind with rubbish, rubbish is what your mind is full of. If you fill it with good stuff, good stuff is what it is full of. This belief steers my parenting decisions a lot of the time, so that I really try to provide positive and uplifting resources along with the stories and make-believe and games in my girls’ lives. It’s because of this that I was quite excited to find a children’s story for the Suffragettes, especially with this year being the 100th anniversary of (some) women’s right to vote. When 8 year old Ameli started reading My Story Suffragette I was really thrilled that she read it because she wanted to, rather than because it was something I’d ‘set’ for her to read.

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Moj Moj Collectables Review

The latest in the world of collectables are Moj Moj from MGA – the same people who brought us NumNoms and LOL Surprise. Moj Moj are cute, squishy, animal themed little toys that come in blind bags perfect for fans of unboxing. The first series of Moj Moj is named 😀 – that’s right… a smiley emoji. They’ve broken away from numbered series and will be using different emojis instead. Moj Moj Collectables

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Spruce Up Your Spring Picnic {With Bostik Bloggers}

I don’t want to say it too loudly, in case I frighten it away, but this week, for a moment, I was pretty sure spring was finally here! We’ve been making flower crafts for our Bostik Bloggers box this month and wanted to show them off in the sunshine with a spring picnic. In true British style, it was still really cold, and windy, but we had a good go at it anyway!

Spring Picnic

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Lol Surprise – Pearl Surprise Review

It’s always happy post for us when the post includes collectible toys, and especially when the package contains a LOL Surprise , and doubly so when there’s two LOL Surprises!  This time round I didn’t tell the kids what was in the package, so they didn’t know a thing, which was extra fun!

They were very excited to open the postage bag and find the biggest LOL Surprise e.v.e.r! (Watch the video below. The excitement is real, folks!) Read more: Lol Surprise – Pearl Surprise Review