National Gardening Week Guide to Harvesting Fruit and Veg

Child pricking tomatoes during National Gardening Week

National Gardening Week

National Gardening Week begins on Monday the 29th of April. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) are calling on gardeners up and down the country to share their love of home-grown produce. The theme for 2019 is ‘Edible Britain’, which helps to highlight that everyone including little ones have space to grow something delicious, whether it is a single pot of herbs or a tasty allotment overflowing with fruit and veggies.

Hopefully, you have seen our Children’s guide to growing fruit and vegetables by now and have been busy planting lots of yummy foods in preparation for National Gardening Week! You will ideally know when your fruit and veggies are ready, what to look out for and how to now harvest them. read more

Bringing Social-Emotional Learning into the Home

Child and Mum sitting on the step

What is social-emotional learning?

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines social-emotional learning (SEL) as:

“… the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.” read more

Celebrating Global Money Week with Toys and Games!

Global Money Week (GMW) is an annual financial awareness campaign built to inspire children and young people to learn about money matters, livelihoods and entrepreneurship.

The earlier children learn about money, the better they will manage their finances through their lives. Money skills help children learn the difference between earning, saving, and spending which will in time, help them to budget and have healthier money habits.  read more