• Teaching twins about nursery

    July 1, 2015

    I’ve written previously about our girls starting nursery school and the things that you need to know and also about what books are available to help prepare children for nursery, but one subject I haven’t touch upon is when the girls will need to talk to the teacher. I’ve talked to them about what happens at nursery, that…

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  • Why you don't have to be a teacher to homeschool

    May 14, 2015

    Homeschooling can be a great option for kids who find the pace of learning in the classroom to be either too fast or too slow. It’s also a good alternative to mainstream education for youngsters who suffer as a result of bullying. Whatever their reasons, a rising number of mums and dads are turning to…

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  • How to teach your kids to wash their hands properly

    May 12, 2015

    Hand washing is important for all age groups. If you instil this vital habit in your child you’ll ensure that they are not spreading germs while also understanding the importance of this essential routine. Turn a chore into a game One of the easiest ways of introducing a child to any new procedure is to turn a…

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  • Teaching toddlers to ride a bike

    April 29, 2015

    Around Easter time my husband and I bought R and M their very first proper bike. A 12” one from Tesco. It was in the half-price sale which is always great when you have twins and have to buy two of pretty much everything! R and M have had some practice with bikes. They’ve had a balance…

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  • Talking to children about death

    April 8, 2015

    Last month saw me talking to my children about death. The conversation came around quite unexpectedly and rather innocently. It was a few days before mothers day and I was talking to R and M about that coming Sunday. I told them that nanna would be coming over for Sunday lunch because it was mothers…

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  • Teaching Children about their Bodies

    March 23, 2015

    R and M are due to start nursery in September so I think it’s about time that I talked to them about their bodies. Call me an over-protective mum if you want to, but I feel it’s important to talk to them about this. The thing is, I’m not really sure where to start! I…

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  • Teaching children about D-Day

    June 5, 2014

    If, like me you’re keen to home educate your children, a part of this may involve taking educational trips overseas. Much like schools where children are often taken abroad to Germany or Austria, I think Normandy would be a great trip for school-aged children. It’s easy to teach children about events such as the D-Day…

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  • Top tips to help teach children the time

    May 30, 2014

    1. Encourage children from an early age to count. Counting will help children to understand the concept of time such as seconds and minutes. When your child can count to 60, it’s a good time to start exploring time in more detail 2. Talk to your children about the time. Explain to them when things…

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