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How to teach toddlers to read | 7 must-do activities!

How to teach toddlers to read | 7 must-do activities!

How to teach toddlers to read… I’ve said a few times that there’s no need to ‘teach’ a child to read. That they’ll learn naturally, when they’re ready. However, that’s not entirely true. We ‘teach’ our toddlers every second of every day…that’s why toddlers are […]

Things to teach toddlers and things NOT to teach toddlers

Things to teach toddlers and things NOT to teach toddlers

What should we be teaching toddlers? In this post I wanted to talk a little about things to teach toddlers. The toddler years are an amazing time of growth both physically and intellectually. As parents or early years educators we need to nurture our toddlers […]

How to teach toddlers | 11 tips that will encourage a love of learning…

How to teach toddlers | 11 tips that will encourage a love of learning…

If you want to know how to teach toddlers and build a positive environment where they can learn and thrive then read on… When we talk about ‘teaching’ we tend to think of more formal activities. However, there are many organically occurring experiences that provide […]

Best Way To Learn French Online

Best Way To Learn French Online

What’s The Best Way To Learn French Online? So, what is the best way to learn French online? As someone who’s learnt several languages from scratch I’ve tried various online language learning methods. Immersion in French speaking countries is of course one of the fastest […]

Why do we need school…or rather do we need school?

Why do we need school…or rather do we need school?

How many parents consider the question ‘why do we need school’ before enrolling their child at age 3? How many truly answer their child’s Monday morning grumbles of “do I really have to go to school?” Most parents would say that school is important for […]

Home educated | but not a square peg for a round hole.

Home educated | but not a square peg for a round hole.

I had a comment on a post this morning that I haven’t been able to get out of my head. This comment was in response to a post about school not meeting the needs of all kids and it went something along the lines of… […]

Playgrounds Near Me? | Stop Googling and do this instead!

Playgrounds Near Me? | Stop Googling and do this instead!

We’ve all been there…frantically typing “playgrounds near me” into Google as our little ones get progressively less patient. We cross our fingers that our mobile miraculously displays a safe playground (with toilets!) less than 5 minutes away. But it rarely does. Then you frantically start […]

Why I won’t make my children sit still…

Why I won’t make my children sit still…

I’ll admit that as a 21-year-old teacher I used the words ‘sit still’ more than I probably should have! I didn’t know it at the time. I’d been trained to think that learning meant sitting still. I was taught to utilise several strategies to ‘encourage’ […]