Book Review: A Boy, His Bear and a Bully

Book Review¦ I’m always on the look out for books for my children – I can’t resist a bookshop or a good supermarket offer! Fun books are all good and well, but I really love it when they teach them something at their level. With Autumn starting school last month, I was worried about other children upsetting her. Most parents probably worry about that, as it’s the often the first time they’re not there to help their child in such situations. I wanted to find a way of introducing the idea of bullies to Autumn and how to deal with them, just in case. However, I wasn’t sure how to and didn’t want to make her worried. Then, I was offered a copy of A Boy, His Bear and a Bully by Katie Flannigan and P.J. Reece to review and I thought it looked just the thing. Here’s what we thought.

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10 thoughts about my child starting primary school

The summer holidays has finally come to an end (thank goodness in many ways, Reuben hasn’t really slept since he had bronchiolitis and it’s been a stressful few weeks!) Now the time has finally come for Autumn to start school. As a September-born baby, she’ll be one of the oldest in her year. As a result, I’ve had more time with her to myself than I would have done if she was born later in the school year. I’ve had way more time than I expected as a result of the pandemic, so I feel very lucky in some respects. However, am I ready for her to go to primary school – and what does she think? I am full of a lot of thoughts – and a lot of feelings too! *Sobs into laptop*

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Review & Giveaway: So you want to build a human?

Review¦ I was recently sent a copy of ” So you want to build a human?” by Tom Jackson and Jan Bielecki. I’m genuinely impressed by this book and looking forward to writing this review. I think it’s perfect for children in late primary school and the first 3 or 4 years of secondary school to accompany their learning. I have 4 copies to giveaway – just enter using the widget in this blog post!

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Autumn’s first month of nursery

I can hardly believe that Autumn has been going to nursery for just shy of a month already! In some ways it seems longer, perhaps because we settled into the routine quite quickly? On the days I’m not working, it’s great for getting things done. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that the school run wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. So, how is Autumn getting on?

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Win A Get Out and Grow Gardening Kit for your School

Giveaway¦ Did you know that a surprisingly high percentage of primary school children have never grown a sunflower or their own fruit and vegetables? Sudocrem’s Get Out and Grow campaign is working against this. I’m excited to be part of their latest incentive, in which you can win a gardening kit for your school!

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