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Teaching kids knife skills

Teaching kids knife skills

    As a trainee teacher in design and technology one thing which I am constantly repeating over and over is “bridge and claw” – this is the method we use to teach knife skills to our children from year seven and I have found myself repeating it to the GCSE groups too. Some pupils could rival Gordon Ramsey with their culinary skills whilst others have never… Read More »Teaching kids knife skills

    Which scooter for a four year old?

    Which scooter for a four year old?

      Arlo has been obsessed with scooters from a very young age and we have had our fair share of adventures on three wheeled options which have helped him gain confidence up to this stage. Every time we visit the local park his eyes glaze over as he watches the big kids on the ramps and he admires their stunts and “tricks” as he calls them.… Read More »Which scooter for a four year old?

      Introducing Morphle Merch

      Introducing Morphle Merch

        Once upon a time I was a parent who was passionate about having zero screen free time – then lockdown happened and I discovered the untold positives of children’s technology. Of course I am still an advocate for learning through play and the benefits of natural resources but I have managed to find some wonderful kids shows which I feel really help kids learn important… Read More »Introducing Morphle Merch

        ProjeX - toy review

        ProjeX – toy review

          From the moment we unboxed this game we have all been fiercely competing against each other for household champion bragging rights. ProjeX is like one of the retro arcade games and the best thing is you don’t need any screens – just the base, blasters and a blank wall. The box comes with a base, two blasters and three interchangeable cards for different targets plus… Read More »ProjeX – toy review

          Morphun - Total Stem - review

          Morphun Total Stem – review

            I feel as though I am obsessed with construction, I always have been and so it’s little surprise that this is rubbing off on Arlo. This Morphun total stem kit is a great addition to our range. We have all sorts of sets, from the ever popular childrens classics such as Lego, to some newer toy kits featuring magnets and we love sitting down and… Read More »Morphun Total Stem – review

            Stickle Bricks review

            Stickle Bricks review

              Arlo is a huge fan of construction, ever since he has been able to place stacking bricks on top of one another he’s been happy – able to flex his creativity and experiment with materials and resources. This had also been noticed at nursery and we constantly got feedback about how well he did with problem solving. I used to look at the nursery app… Read More »Stickle Bricks review

              Kooky Critters Playful Bailey Review

              Kooky Critters Playful Bailey Review

                As some of you may know we have all sorts of pets in our household including Parrots and Arlo’s best friend, a fancy mouse named Bingo. Arlo has been asking for a puppy for almost six months but unfortunately we do not have the time for a new pet right now and so this is the very next best thing. I’ve seen all sorts of… Read More »Kooky Critters Playful Bailey Review

                In the book – a review

                  There’s just something about a classic children’s story such as Winnie the Pooh which is magical. I remember the listening to tales from the Hundred Acre Woods when I was a little girl. An anthology by A.A Milne was purchased for me when I was Arlo’s age and is very precious to me now thirty years later. Of course I have shared these tales with… Read More »In the book – a review