May 16, 2019
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 so wonderfully exhausting!
It’s just that the word ‘teach’ can be interpreted to mean ...
April 30, 2019
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 enthusiasm and desire to learn by engaging them in activities and experiences.
What do ...
April 28, 2019
Do you give your kids pocket money?
Right around age three our eldest started asking constantly (literally!) for toys.
He would ask in the car, at dinner, at bath time, bed time…the conversation would even come up when he was engrossed in an activity.
He just loves toys and loves playing with them.
As he began to ...
April 24, 2019
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 amazing opportunities to teach toddlers new skills.
As a preschool teacher and now ...
April 21, 2019
Essential oil diffuser jewelry | why wear it..?
Essential oil diffuser jewelry not only looks great but it can also help to improve your well-being.
When we embarked on our zero-waste journey I began looking for alternatives to chemical perfumes, room sprays and pharmacy purchases.
Essential oils are perfect because not only do they have beautiful, 100% ...
April 15, 2019
Find Parks Near Me
We’ve all done it…googled “parks near me” and crossed our fingers that Google works it’s magic.
I mean, google has the answers to most things…from how long to cook broccoli to how to get your kids to eat it!
However, despite Google being my go-to for most queries, I’ve kind of given up on ...
April 10, 2019
Things to do in Aberystwyth
If you’re looking for things to do in Aberystwyth then you’re in the right place!
We’ve spent 30 years living near Aber and want to share the best is has to offer with you.
So let’s take a look at tuings to do in Aberystwyth town and closeby. We’ve also added some suggestions ...
April 9, 2019
You may have heard that apple cider vinegar has some amazing health but is it palatable!? We’ve put together our favourite recipes in this “how to make apple cider vinegar drink guide”.
Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting apples.
Not only is it awesome at softening hair (I’ve been using nothing but water and occasional Chamomile ...
April 5, 2019
Finding the best preschool near me…
I’ll be honest with you from the start…my kids have never gone to preschool.
I’m an ex-preschool teacher turned teacher trainer turned home schooling parent and I’m here to tell you what makes a great preschool.
I have to say that I’ve seen enough terrible Education establishments to put me off but ...
April 2, 2019
Our Guide To Being Self-Sufficient
How to be self sufficient in a consumerist society…
What Is Self Sufficiency?This is the dictionary definition:self-sufficient