Travelling Parents – Globetrotting with Children

Travelling Parents – Globetrotting with Children

Hundreds if not thousands of people a year opt to give up their lives and travel around the cities or even the world. But you may be surprised to learn that a lot of these people are parents that take their child along for the ride and whilst many people may question their choices it seems to work for them.

Some people opt to buy a property in a city like London to visit every now and then to give them a definite home between travelling but others opt to travel the world with little to no stable home. However, as already said it works for them and is often suggested to be a far better life for a child than simply staying in one place. But with two very different options what do they offer? View Post

Autumn’s favourite books, autumn 2017

Autumn’s favourite books, autumn 2017

It’s been absolutely ages since I last wrote about Autumn’s favourite books. She still absolutely adores books, so much so that a few months ago I bought a small bookshelf for our living room. As it’s at such a low height, she can get her books herself and look through them independently or ask us to read them. Although her vocabulary obviously doesn’t extend that far, being 13 months old, she waves the book at one of us and makes a noise! Although she looks at all of them, she has some definite favourites at the moment. View Post

Autumn's 3 most favourite books, March 2017

Autumn's 3 most favourite books, March 2017

Inspired by World Book Day tomorrow, (2nd March 2017), I thought I’d write about some of the books Autumn has in her collection or has borrowed from the library. Since Autumn was only a 6 week old baby, I’ve been buying and reading books to her often.

It’s never too early to start reading to babies, as it helps them to learn and it’s another activity you can do to help develop their senses. To begin with, black and white books are best as they can’t see especially clearly and they enjoy looking at the contrast. As they get to a couple of months old, they start to pay more attention to bright colours. As a 5 month old, Autumn now absolutely loves books, especially if they’re brightly coloured! She really looks at them and interacts with them by touching them and trying to hold them. Sometimes she even tries to turn the pages by herself!

Autumn seems to have three favourite books currently:

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The great homework debate

The great homework debate

Yesterday, I read on Mumsnet that Gary Lineker has called for homework to be banned. He said:

‘Homework should be banned. All it does is drive a massive wedge between parents and children, because you end up having to do it for them, and it’s stressful. They get stressed and they don’t want to do it’.

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