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Wednesday 29 May 2024

Are Private Schools Really Worth It for Kids?

Are private schools really worth it for kids?

As a parent, one of the most significant decisions you’ll make is where to send your child to school. The debate between state and private schooling is ongoing, with strong arguments on both sides. Many parents consider private schools to offer a better education and more opportunities for their children, but this comes at a high cost. So, are private schools really worth it for kids? In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the various aspects of private schooling to help you make an informed decision.

Monday 29 April 2024

School readiness – preparing your child for Reception Class

School readiness…its something you’ll probably hear quite a lot if you have a child who is preparing to start Reception Class in September, but what does it actually mean??

school readiness - preparing your child for reception class

How can we, as parents, make sure that we are helping and not hindering when preparing our 4 year olds for big school?

Most of my Teaching career was spent teaching Reception, and so this is something I thought long and hard about when passing on information to Parents. What would I hope, as their Teacher, they could do already? What sort of things would I discuss in the Parents meetings for new starters? Where would my expectations be bearing in mind I don’t yet know the children or what level they are at?

Its not what you might expect….

Exploring the Link between Allergies and a Sore Throat

Imagine you wake up one morning ready to take on the day, but the back of your throat hurts and feels scratchy. The culprit? A sore throat. But what if I told you that allergies could make this unpleasant experience even more uncomfortable? In this blog post, we will learn how allergies and sore throats are connected.


Exploring the Link between Allergies and Sore Throat

Monday 11 March 2024

6 Reasons to Get Your Toddler Interested in Sports and Athletics

It may already seem obvious that regular physical activity benefits young children, but current research is digging deeper on just how much of an impact it makes. A recent study by Brujins et al, published in the International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, found that children who were introduced to physical activities when they were toddlers exhibited significantly better health outcomes and cognitive performance than their less active peers. 
 
6 reasons to get your child interested in sports and athletics

Many institutions across Asia have demonstrated their commitment to nurturing young talents through sports and athletics, knowing how much it matters to kids’ holistic development. In Kinderland Singapore, for example, they have a special program called KinderFit where young learners are encouraged to participate in sports and athletic activities that contribute to their overall wellness. To see KinderFit in action, as well as other activities that are meant to strengthen toddlers’ holistic growth, parents can check out Kinderland Singapore’s Facebook page and Kinderland Singapore’s official YouTube channel. 

Wednesday 31 January 2024

Revolutionizing Walls: The Sustainable and Customized Wallpaper Experience at WallpaperMural.com

Welcome to Wallpaper Mural, a realm where your walls become a canvas for creativity and sustainability. We're not just a wallpaper company; we're innovators, environmental advocates, and artisans dedicated to transforming your living spaces. Our journey begins with a simple belief: every wall has a story to tell, and every story deserves a bespoke, beautiful backdrop. From the bustling streets of New York to the serene landscapes of Rome, our wallpapers have adorned walls worldwide, reflecting our global reach and diverse design ethos.
 
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Our mission transcends beyond beautifying homes; it's about making a positive impact. We believe in a world where stunning wall decor and environmental responsibility coexist harmoniously. This blog invites you to discover how we blend artistry with eco-consciousness, customer-centric services with unparalleled quality, and an ever-evolving collection that keeps pace with the latest design trends.

How to make the IKEA sofa bed more comfortable

Are you wondering how to make your IKEA HEMNES day bed sofa bed more comfortable?
 
how to make your IKEA HEMNES extendable daybed more comfortable
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Making your guest bed more comfortable for visitors, or even for yourself if you use it as a spare bed is really important for a quality night sleep. There is nothing worse than dealing with aches and pains in a morning after sleeping on a mattress which doesn’t support you…or losing your pillow down the back of your bed in the middle of the night!

This blog post will give you some realistic, affordable and helpful advice to make your bed more comfortable…

Revolutionizing Home Decor: The Eco-Friendly, Customizable World of Peel and Paper

Peel and Paper, a revolutionary wallpaper company, is transforming the way we think about interior design. At the heart of their operation is a commitment to eco-friendliness and customization, catering to a new era of conscious consumers. 

 

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Wednesday 3 January 2024

10 Questions to ask when choosing a Primary School

Are you currently looking around Primary Schools for next September ready for your child to start in Reception class, or, Foundation stage 2? Are you wondering what questions you should ask when choosing a new school? What things you should be looking for when looking around a new school or classroom?

 I found it really hard to approach this task with my 'parent hat' on, rather than my 'Teacher hat'. As many of you will know, I am a Primary School Teacher who specialised in the Early Years (EYFS) and I am extremely passionate about active, free-flow, play based learning. 



10 questions to ask when choosing a primary school

I have compiled a list of questions to ask when trying to choose a primary school below, some of which I asked when looking around the schools...some that I wish I had asked! Anyway, here is the benefit of my hindsight, carefully set out for you to use when researching schools for yourself... and once you've chosen, you can pop back and read my post all about school readiness and how to help our children prepare for Reception class. 

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