Helping Your Child With Their Reading

Recently we have been reviewing lots of literacy resources. It’s important to support children’s reading at home. It’s hard for children to get enough one to one time and attention in school in a class of 30 so I am always interested in different ways to encourage reading at home, to help my kids get in more practise in fun ways.

Here are some of the products and ideas we have been impressed with. Hopefully some of these recommendations will suit you too! These are predominantly for infant school aged children (4-7 years). I will do another post with the younger ideas some time soon!

10 resources to help your child's reading at home. Give them a boost in their literacy skills, in a fun way. These suggestions are tried and tested


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Top Tips for Visiting London with Kids

Top Tips for Visiting London with Kids

No sooner are the kids back at school after the Christmas break, is it time for them to take another week off school as the February Half Term beckons. While many families will be happy to chill out at home for the duration of that week, others will be tempted to head off on an adventure and a trip to London will certainly provide plenty of fun for kids of all ages.

Tips for visiting London with kids - places to go, and useful hints. Travelling to the Big Smoke may be a little daunting to some, particularly if they have never travelled to the city with kids in tow before. However, if you are well-prepared and ready to take everything in your stride, chances are you’ll have a whale of a time, with minimal stress. Here are some top tips from a guest contributor to help you and the brood enjoy a couple of days in the capital without any associated hassle. As a Londoner myself, I definitely recommend our city as there are so many things to do – including lots for free.

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Tuesday Tutorials Pintorials Pin Party Week 2

Welcome to the second Pintorials Pin Party! If you missed last week, have a read through the details here to find out all about it.

Last week we had 36 great tutorials linking up, not bad at all for our first week! We were so happy to see you all linking up here and have really enjoyed all of the projects you shared.


Your hosts on Pinterest:

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Anna (me!) : Kate : Gude : Anthea

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Win a 7 Night Break in Retallack Resort and Spa Cornwall UK


Retallack Resort and Spa is a luxury self catering resort in Cornwall. It includes luxurious 5 star self catering lodges and cottages, Health Club and pool facilities, Retreat Spa, FlowRider Cornwall, fishing lakes, children’s play area, pitch and putt golf course, tennis courts and The Green Room restaurant with MasterChef Winner James Nathan.

The resort is located in Cornwall nearby to the harbour town of Padstow, with plenty of beaches nearby and lots to do with children.

It sounds amazing and I would love to go myself! Cornwall is somewhere we have never been yet, but is always on our list of places we would love to visit within the UK.

Retallack Resort and Spa are offering one 7 night stay in one of their 2 bed, baby / dog friendly, Rock Lodges.

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Jonty The Dinosaur Who Could Not Go to Sleep

Jonty The Dinosaur Who Could Not Go to Sleep

The boys love to read books with me. As well as traditional paper books, they also enjoy e-books and story apps. This is something I’ve only introduced them to fairly recently, but as they love to use our iPad they always find it exciting!

Jonty The Dinosaur Who Could Not Go to Sleep is a beautifully designed interactive App which is great for young children.

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