While I myself was never a big fan of sports day when I was at school, both of my kids love it. As my husband is a big fan too, I thought we’d have a go at running a family sports day at home. It was a great way to entertain the kids and is […]
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.
Homeschooling and School contains posts about supporting older children throughout their education as well as information on home education.
Fun with older children includes things like toys that my children have enjoyed and reviews of days 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.
The first time we did camping in the garden was during lockdown, we were expecting to spend part of the Easter holidays in a caravan by the sea. The kids were pretty disappointed to be missing their holiday so we decided to recreate the fun of a holiday at home by putting the tent up […]
While days out are great, they are expensive a d there are only so many times you can go to the park. If you’re looking for some ways to keep the kids entertained, here are some great ways to have fun In the school holidays at home. Themed Days Having some days with particular theme […]
When I was a careers adviser, I did a course on careers education where we were set an exercise to try and fit careers education into the curriculum alongside all of the other statutory stuff schools have to teach. It really made me realise how little time schools have to fit in the practical life […]
If you’re stuck at home with the kids, and you’ve run out of energy for craft, baking, messy play and board games, here is a list of educational kids TV you can let them binge watch (mum) guilt free. I’ve tried to stick to shows that are currently available but things can change. I’ve updated […]