Should I have Deferred my Summer Born Son?

My youngest son is a July baby, so falls well into the summer born category. Before he started school I looked into the possibility of deferring him a year. Ultimately we decided not to. He’s in year 4 at now but I still wonder if that was the right choice.   Only one year at Preschool Boy Child started preschool…

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Melted Bead Christmas Tree Decorations

I recently wrote about creating Christmas tree decorations from melted crayons to give as teacher gifts. Another teacher gift we’ve done are melted bead Christmas tree decorations. While the process to make these if fairly similar the results look totally different.   Equipment You’ll Need to Make Melted Bead Christmas Tree Decorations First you’ll need some pony beads (had no…

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Non Toy Stocking Fillers

I don’t know about you but my house is full to bursting with tat. The kids seem to collect it everywhere they go. When they go to my in law’s there’s always a visit to the charity shop. When they go to my Mum’s there’s always a trip to the corner shop. Every party they go to they bring home…

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Melted Crayon Christmas Tree Decorations

Let me start by saying I am not a crafter. I don’t like it and I don’t possess the attention to detail to be good at it. What I do like is process art. In process art, the means of creating the art is clearly part of the end piece. My favourite kind of process art involves melting stuff. Every…

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Under 5s Verses Over 5s

I regularly bang on to anyone who’ll listen about how much better I like my kids now that they are older. The baby and toddler years were tough for me and the preschool ones not much better. I have enjoyed parenting much more since they started school (funny that!) I thought it would be interesting to have a look at…

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