My kids have been brilliant during lockdown. While they have missed their friends and their activities and been sad not to see family, they have coped well. We’ve taken a very structured approach to school work, purely because structure and outline suits us a family. While there was been the odd grumble about school work, […]
Life with Older Children
For me, parenting older children has been sooo much easier than parenting babies and toddlers! I know it isn’t the case for everyone but being able to sleep all night, having six hours a day of peace and quiet while they are at school and them even making me the occasional cup of tea certainly seems preferable to me!
My posts about older children are split into three categories. Parenting older children, school and learning and fun with older children.
Parenting older children contains posts that offer advice about looking after older children. Things like eating, sleeping and anxiety are covered.
School and Learning contains posts about supporting older children throughout their education as well as resource guides on particular topics.
Fun with older children includes things like toys that my children have enjoyed and reviews of dats out.
If you have older children you might also be interested in reading the posts in the Free Range Parenting category which includes stuff about playing out and managing boredom.
Since schools closed I have seen some amazing home learning projects going. While we’ve stuck to the school work that has been set by our school so far, enthusiasm is waning now (both mine and the kids!) so we want to do some more creative learning projects. I asked both family bloggers and the parents […]
While a huge amount of a child’s education takes place at school, learning times tables doesn’t really happen without a great deal of practice at home as well. While some kids might pick it up easily through simple repetition, some children need more creative methods. Here are 50 different ways that you can help your […]
Dinosaurs are something children often seem to fall in love with and what better way to get them to learn than by linking that learning with something they love. In order to help you do that, I’ve rounded up the best free dinosaur themed learning resources on the internet. Dinosaur Themed Maths Learning Resources […]
While most toddlers go through a picky stage, most come out of the other side to eat a fairy well rounded diet, albeit usually lacking in vegetables. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case for our youngest who, at 7, still eats a very restricted diet. In my mission to help her expand her diet, I’ve […]