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Educational Resource Review: Hape Flexistix Eiffel Tower

*Sent for review* When I’m looking at activities for the boys to do, my first thought is often whether or not it’s educational. There no denying that Hape’s Flexistix meet that criteria so I was very pleased when they asked…
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Invitation to play: home made paint

My big plan was to have my two year old make paint with me today, but as it happens I’m his minion and that’s my job. He simply would like to play with the paint once it’s ready. Put in…
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Planning for the John Muir Award

The boys used to attend a forest school where they were working towards something called the John Muir Award. They weren’t able to complete the award as we had to stop attending the forest school, but I decided to look…
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Home Education Resource: Pawprint Badge Challenges

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We recently discovered a website that I think will be invaluable for the boys, particularly the younger two. Pawprint Badges is an organisation that supports teachers, group leaders and parents with free-to-download resource packs covering a wide range of educational…
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Review: Learning Resources Botley the coding robot

Everywhere I turn these days I see new toys popping up on the market. It’s the time of year when everyone is competing to be the must-have toy. Sometimes I look at what’s on offer to our kids today and…
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Roald Dahl Day: The BFG Project

The BFG is our favourite Roald Dahl story, so for Roald Dahl Day this year we decided to do a few related activities to mark the occasion. We have read the book so we watched the film, and my thoughts…
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Our Bat Walk with Wild Discovery

We have just returned from a 5 day break at Ribby Hall with fellow blogger Jane and her little boy, and we are full of tales of adventure! One thing I wanted to get written down while it was fresh…
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Horrible Christmas at The Lowry

Oh polar bear poo!¬† Wendy Watson’s Christmas presents have been stolen by evil Sidney Claus and it’s up to Wendy and her guide Shirley Holmes to travel through time and save Christmas! Horrible Christmas, based of course on Horrible Histories,…
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Keep your kids on track with Education Quizzes

I am of the view that the purpose of school is to provide a basic education to every pupil in its care, and the purpose of parents is to nurture those children and that education until they reach their¬†full potential….
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